British Chevening Scholarship for International Students 2020

This is an opportunity for you to study abroad by applying for the British Chevening Scholarship for International Students. This scholarship is a scheme by the UK government’s global scholarship program, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organizations.
British Chevening Scholarship

The program offers awards to outstanding scholars with leadership potential from around the world to study for a masters degree in any subject at any UK university.

Scholarship Description

Chevening is the UK government’s international awards scheme aimed at developing global leaders since 1983. Funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organizations. 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.

Host Institution(s)


Host Country

the British Chevening scholarship 2020 is hosted in any university in the UK

Worth of Scholarship

full Chevening Scholarship award normally comprises:

  • payment of tuition fees;
  • travel to and from your country of residence by an approved route for you only;
  • an arrival allowance;
  • a grant for the cost of preparation of a thesis or dissertation (if required);
  • an excess baggage allowance;
  • the cost of an entry clearance (visa) application for you only
  • 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 of London.

Field(s) of study

Full-time taught Masters Degree Programme in any subject. Use the course finder to find eligible master’s degrees at every university across the UK.

Number of Awards

Around 1,500 scholarships globally will be offered.

Mode of Application


Eligible Countries

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, British Overseas Territories, Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, DR Congo, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Falkland Islands, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Libya, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montserrat, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Palestinian Territories, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Pitcairn Island, Republic of Congo, Russia, Rwanda, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, Southern Sudan, Sri Lanka, St Helena, St Kitts & Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent & Grenadines, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Turks and Caicos, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Application Deadline

 3 Nov 2020 (annual)

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There are no age restrictions for Chevening Scholarships. To qualify for a Chevening Scholarship, you must:

  • demonstrate that you have achieved a minimum English language requirement (see guidance note via the link below) at the time that you submit your application
  • hold a degree that is equivalent to at least a good UK second-class honours degree. Further information on UK degree equivalency can be found from UK NARIC.
  • Have an undergraduate degree that will enable you to gain entry to a post-graduate programme at a UK university. This is typically equivalent to an upper second-class 2:1 honours degree in the UK
  • Be a citizen of a Chevening-eligible country (see below to check your country’s status).
  • Return to your country of citizenship for a minimum of two years after your scholarship has ended
  • Chevening Scholarships – two years’ work experience Chevening Fellowships – either five or seven years’ work experience depending on the fellowship.
  • Please check your country page for eligibility details relating to the specific fellowship you are applying to.

How to Apply for the British Chevening Scholarship

(A) University admissions
You are expected to submit applications to UK universities before, or at the same time as, applying for a Chevening Scholarship. It is your responsibility to pay for any fee relating to your university applications, (including administration fees, English tests and GMAT tests). The courses to which you apply must be:

  • a one year postgraduate Master’s course,
  • the University of Oxford Certificate in Diplomatic Studies, or
  • an approved short course (as advertised from time to time on the Chevening website and/or your local British Embassy or High Commission website).

You may be able to apply for other courses through their partner organisations.   The following courses will not be accepted under the Chevening Scholarships programme:

  • Undergraduate degrees
  • Distance learning courses
  • Part-time courses
  • Courses over one year in length including PhDs or DPhil
  • Supervised research not leading to a Master’s degree qualification
  • Courses with more than one month of study outside the UK

(B)  Chevening Scholarship Application

  • You should register on the Chevening Scholarship website to receive a notification when the eChevening site is open
  • When the eChevening site opens, you are expected to complete the form online and answer all questions asked on the form
  • You should check the application timeline for your country by selecting your country from the drop-down list of countries at the right side of the scholarship page
  • You must satisfy the requirements of the school you are applying to and be admitted in order to receive the scholarship funding
  • You will be required to submit a list of your preferred universities as part of the eChevening scholarship. Make sure you have either applied for admission or are in the process of applying by the time you submit your applying to Chevening
  • State very clearly how you meet the selection criteria on the personal statement you will submit as part of your application
  • We strongly advise you to read the Frequently Asked Questions for clarification.


Official Scholarship Website:  http://www.chevening.org/


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