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Chevening Scholarships are awarded to outstanding emerging leaders to pursue a one-year master’s at any UK university. The scholarship programme provides 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.
A Chevening Scholarship offers financial support along with the opportunity to become part of the highly regarded and influential Chevening global network.
Applicants can choose any course of study at any UK higher education institution. Applications for 2018/2019 scholarships will open in August 2017.
If you are interested in apply for a 2018/2019 Chevening Scholarship, applications open in August 2017. Subscribe to our newsletter for updates on how to prepare and how to apply.
If you have applied for a scholarship, you may want to know what happens next. We have set out the next steps below.
Chevening Scholarships 2017/2018 timeline
8 August 2016 Applications open at 12:00 BST
8 November 2016 Applications close at 12:00 GMT
From 9 November 2016 Sifting of applications against eligibility criteria
Mid-November to December 2016 Independent reading committees assess eligible applications
January to early February 2017 Applicants are shortlisted for interviews by the British Embassies/High Commissions in-country
By mid-February 2017 Applicants are notified that they have been selected for interview
27 February 2017 Deadline to upload two valid references to the online application centre
6 March to 5 May 2017 Global interview period
Early June 2017 Announcement of interview results
13 July 2017 Deadline for UK university unconditional offers
13 July 2017 Deadline for meeting English language requirement
September/October 2017 2017/2018 Chevening Scholars commence their studies in the UK
Fellowship programmes will have a different timeline, please refer to your country page for further details on the timeline for the programme you are applying for.
If you have submitted your initial application without your English language test results and your conditional offer letter, you can still upload them to your application at any point between 11 November 2016 and 13 July 2017. Please note that only documents in PDF format can be uploaded and documents cannot be over 5MB in size.
If you are eventually conditionally selected for a Chevening Scholarship, it is essential that you provide evidence that you meet the Chevening English language requirements and that you have at least one offer from an eligible course before 13 July 2017 in order to remain in the process.
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