How can I apply for a Chevening scholarship?

Applications for Chevening scholarships now open!

If you have always wanted to study in the UK, if you are a leader in society and have work experience – then this is the right scholarship for you!


Chevening scholarships are a British Government scholarship programme, whose aim is to develop future global leaders. Financed by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations, Chevening offer two types of awards – Chevening scholarships and Chevening fellowships. The candidates are carefully selected by the British Ambassador and a commission specially formed for this type of scholarship.

Since 1983 Chevening has awarded scholarships to over 50,000 young leaders and today these people play a leading role in the world in bringing about positive change. Chevening offers you the chance to be part of a large international network of professional, the opportunity of improving leadership skills and to “briefly” be part of UK tradition.

Chevening scholarships enable young future leaders from across the world to attend a one-year Master’s programme at one of three universities in the UK chosen by the applicant. What they are looking for is people who have ideas and visions, with leadership abilities for a better future.

Since this is a full scholarship (covering plane tickets to and from the UK, accommodation and tuition fees), all you have to do is to focus on professional training and make sure that you make the best use of your stay. You will be living and studying in the UK for a year, which will influence your life both personally and professionally, you will be part of a long UK tradition and you will form a special link with the city in which you study. When you leave the UK after finishing your studies, you will be leaving with new knowledge and experience which will help you in your further career.

  • You must be a citizen of a country to which Chevening offers scholarships
  • You must go back to the country from which you came at the latest two years after the scholarship ends
  • You must have completed undergraduate studies which allow you to study for a one-year Master’s at a UK university by the time you send in the application
  • You must have at least two years’ work experience (full time, part time, volunteering, paid/unpaid internship)You must apply for three different programmes at UK universities and you must have received an unconditional offer from one of them by 16 July 2020
  •  You must have met the conditions for English language knowledge by 16 July 2020 from the following testing centres/tests:

  1. IELTS minimum of 5.5
  2. Pearson PTE minimum of 42
  3. TOEFL – listening 17, reading 18, speaking 20, writing 17
  4. C1 Advanced minimum of 162

You may not apply for a Chevening scholarship if:

  • You have British citizenship (this does not include Overseas British Territories and if you are applying from Hong Kong).
  • You have the status of a refugee from a country to which Chevening does not grant scholarships. Refugees from countries to which Chevening offers scholarships have the right to apply.
  • You are employed by, were previously employed by or have a relative employed by the British Government or employed at a UK university.
  • You have previously studied as part of a British scholarship programme.


The application process is open from 5 August 2019 and closes on 5 November 2019.

During the first half of February you will be called for an interview as long as you have passed the first round of the application process. If you pass the interview, on 25 February 2020 you will submit two recommendations and documents regarding your schooling.

From 2 March to the end of May candidates from all over the world who have passed the previous rounds go for an interview with the British Ambassador and the commission.

At the beginning of June you receive the final results.

As is explicitly stated in the description of our services, SAT Agency DOES NOT COMPLETE the applications for Chevening and similar scholarships. The basis of these scholarships is the ability of the candidate him/herself to respond to the high-set bar of the application’s criteria. However, by means of advisory services which bring together knowledge and experience in this area, we can help you fill in any potential gaps in the application by highlighting those key points to which you MUST pay attention. 

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