Applications are now open for the Chevening UK Government Scholarships Program 2023. Here’s how to apply:
Application Deadline: November 1, 2022
Chevening Scholarships are awarded to individuals from all backgrounds who can demonstrate that they have the commitment and skills required to create positive change, and can show how a UK master’s degree will help them do that.
The Chevening UK Government Scholarships Program 2023 offers full financial support for scholars to study for any eligible master’s degree at any UK university whilst also gaining access to a wide range of exclusive academic, professional, and cultural experiences.
Since the Chevening Scholarships programme was created in 1983, over 50,000 professionals have had the opportunity to develop in the UK through Chevening.
There are more than 1,500 scholarships on offer globally for the 2023/2024 academic year, demonstrating the UK’s ongoing commitment towards developing the leaders of tomorrow.
Chevening UK Government Scholarships Program 2023 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.
Eligibility Requirements for Chevening UK Government Scholarships Program 2023:
To be eligible for a Chevening UK Government Scholarships Program 2023, 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 but may be different depending on your course and university choice.
- Have at least two years (equivalent to 2,800 hours) of work experience.
- Apply to three different eligible UK university courses and have received an unconditional offer from one of these choices by 13 July 2023.
Benefits of Chevening UK Government Scholarships Program 2023
The Chevening UK Government Scholarships Program 2023 includes a tailored engagement programme creating opportunities for scholars to network with each other as well as alumni, the FCDO, high profile speakers and partner organisations. Award recipients receive:
- Payment of tuition fees
- Economy travel to and from your country of residence by an approved route for you only
- An arrival allowance
- The cost of an entry clearance (visa) application for you only
- A departure allowance
- A contribution of up to £75 for TB testing, where this is required
- A travel top up allowance
- A monthly personal living allowance (stipend) to cover accommodation and living expenses. The monthly stipend will depend on whether you are studying inside or outside London. These rates are subject to annual review.
Timeline for the Chevening UK Government Scholarships Program 2023:
- 1 NOVEMBER 2022: APPLICATIONS CLOSE AT 12:00 GMT
The deadline for applications is 1 November 2022 at 12:00 GMT (midday UK time)
- 2 NOVEMBER 2022: APPLICATIONS ARE SIFTED AGAINST ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA.
- MID-NOVEMBER TO DECEMBER 2022: READING COMMITTEE ASSESSMENTS
Independent reading committees assess all eligible applications. Their scores and rankings are then passed back to local British embassies/high commissions.
- EARLY TO MID-FEBRUARY 2023: APPLICANTS SHORTLISTED FOR INTERVIEWS
- Once the embassy/high commission has reviewed the applications that were passed on to them, they produce a shortlist of those who they will invite to interview. Notifications will then follow. Congratulations if you make it this far. To prepare for your interview, read the interview guidance.
- FEBRUARY TO LATE-APRIL 2023: REFERENCES AND EDUCATION DOCUMENTS DEADLINE
- Shortlisted candidates will be requested to submit two references and their education documents prior to their interview date.
- 27 FEBRUARY TO 28 APRIL 2023: INTERVIEWS TAKE PLACE
- Candidates from all over the world are interviewed by panels at British embassies and high commissions.
- FROM JUNE 2023: RESULTS
- After months of preparation and trepidation, the strongest candidates will experience jubilation when interview results are announced from June onwards.
- 13 JULY 2023: OFFER DEADLINE
The deadline to receive and submit at least one unconditional UK university offer is 17:00 BST (UK time) on 13 July 2023.
- SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2023: STUDIES BEGIN IN THE UK
2022/2023 Chevening Scholars commence their studies in the UK, and enter into an international network that they’ll be a part of for the rest of their lives!
For More Information:
Visit the Official Webpage of the Chevening UK Government Scholarships Program 2023/2024
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