British Chevening Scholarships for Foreign Nationals


The flagship scholarship scheme of the British Government, the Chevening Scholarships are one of the world’s top scholarship schemes and provide scholarships to around 1000 leaders from over 130 countries to study in the UK every year.



The Chevening Scholarships offers exceptional candidates the opportunity to undertake postgraduate study at leading universities in the UK. It is aimed at future leaders, opinion formers and decision-makers.


Host Institution(s):

UK Universities and Academic Institutions.  The Education UK website is the gateway to UK education and provides education information for international students.

Field of study:

Chevening scholarships are targeted towards a broad range of fields and disciplines.

Number of Awards:

Annually, the programme provides nearly 1,000 scholarships.

Target group:

International postgraduate students or researchers from over 130 countries.

Scholarship value/inclusions:

Chevening Scholarships are full scholarships which cover tuition fees, monthly stipend and various one-off allowances as well as international travel to and from UK.


Applicants must:

•  Have good English Language skills and an IELTS score of 6.5 (or its equivalent) for admission to postgraduate courses
•  Meet the academic requirements for their courses of study

A typical successful applicant is:

•  A graduate with the personal, intellectual and interpersonal qualities necessary for leadership. These include:

– influencing and communications skills, leadership track record, networking ability, ambition, plans for the future
– intelligence, academic potential, drive, self management, strength of character, integrity, interests outside work

•  Motivated to make a career that will take them to positions of leadership in their own country within 10 years of their scholarship
•  Committed to networking to find global solutions
• Able to use their studies and experience in the UK to benefit themselves, their countries and the UK

Application instructions:

IMPORTANT NOTE: The eligibility requirements, selection criteria, target regions and priority study areas are currently under review. Details of the new scheme for the 2011-2012 round will be released by the end of January 2011.  It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Contact information:

Any follow up questions should be directed to your local British Council Office. The contact details are found at this link.


Official Scholarship Website:


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