The UK: Fully Funded Chevening Scholarships for International Students, 2019/2020

Chevening Scholarships enable outstanding emerging leaders from all over the world to pursue one-year master’s degrees in the UK. Whilst there is no ‘typical’ Chevening Scholar, we are looking for the kind of people who have the passion, ideas, and influence to provide the solutions and leadership needed to create a better future.

Country of Study: The UK Institution/ University: Universities in the UK
Application Deadline: November 5, 2019 Level of Study: Masters (Taught)


About Institution (S): 

Chevening is the UK government’s international awards programme aimed at developing global leaders.

Funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations, Chevening offers two types of award – Chevening Scholarships and Chevening Fellowships – the recipients of which are personally selected by British embassies and High Commissions throughout the world.

Chevening offers a unique opportunity for future leaders, influencers, and decision-makers from all over the world to develop professionally and academically, network extensively, experience UK culture, and build lasting positive relationships with the UK.

Sponsor(s) : UK government’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO)


All masters (taught)  programs offered at Universities in the UK, starting in autumn (September/October) Term

You will need to select three different master’s courses. These can be three different courses at the same institution or three similar courses at up to three different universities.

To be awarded a scholarship, you must get an unconditional offer for one of your course choices by 16 July 2020.

NOTE: The postgraduate diploma in Diplomatic Studies at Oxford University is the only postgraduate diploma you can take up on a Chevening Scholarship.

Scholarship Benefits:

The Chevening Scholarship covers

  • University tuition fees
  • A monthly stipend
  • Travel costs to and from the UK
  • An arrival allowance
  • A homeward departure allowance
  • The cost of one visa application
  • A travel grant to attend Chevening events in the UK

MBA fee cap: There is a fee cap applied to MBA programmes that requires you to cover any additional cost over £18,000.

Eligibility Requirements:

To be eligible for a Chevening Scholarship you must:

  • Be a citizen of a Chevening-eligible country or territory.
  • Return to your country of citizenship for a minimum of two years after your award has ended.
  • Have completed all components of an undergraduate degree that will enable you to gain entry onto a postgraduate programme at a UK university by the time you submit your application. This is typically equivalent to an upper second-class 2:1 honours degree in the UK.
  • Have at least two years of work experience.
    • Chevening Scholarships require that applicants have at least two years of work experience.The types of work experience that are eligible for Chevening can include:
      • Full-time employment
      • Part-time employment
      • Voluntary work
      • Paid or unpaid internships
  • Apply to three different eligible UK university courses and have received an unconditional offer from one of these choices by 16 July 2020.
  • Meet the Chevening English language requirement by 16 July 2020.
    • Chevening accepts English language tests from five providers:• Academic IELTS
      • Pearson PTE Academic
      • TOEFL iBT
      • C1 Advanced (formerly Cambridge English: Advanced [CAE])
      • Trinity ISE II (B2)

      The English language test must have been taken from one of these providers on or after 1 October 2018.

Application Procedures:

Read the application guidelines, and then apply via your country/territory’s page at

The deadline will close at 12:00 GMT on 5 November. Late submssions are not accepted.

For more information and application CLICK HERE



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