The 2023 Chevening Scholarship Awards for international students pursuing a postgraduate degree at top-rated universities in the United Kingdom have announced their application date. The scholarship is designed to cover all expenses, including tuition, accommodation, visa, and travel costs. Studying in the UK offers the opportunity to explore a variety of cultures, and historical sites, and watch live Premier League matches. Additionally, Master’s courses in the UK typically last for one year, which is shorter than in many other countries.
Chevening Scholarships are part of the UK government’s global scholarship program funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organizations. They offer awards to outstanding scholars with leadership potential from around the world to study for a master’s degree in any subject at any UK university. The program is aimed at international postgraduates with high leadership potential, enabling them to study for a master’s at a British university and develop useful professional/academic networks. These connections can then be used to build a strong relationship with the UK and make a positive impact in their home country.
Along with generous funding, the Chevening program includes extracurricular activities and volunteering opportunities to help scholars experience the best of British culture and make the most of their time in the UK. These range from sightseeing trips to networking events with other scholars in the program.
To be considered for the Chevening Scholarship Award, candidates must be citizens of an eligible Chevening country, hold an undergraduate degree equivalent to a UK 2.1, have two years of work experience, an unconditional offer for a Master at a UK university, and completed all components of an undergraduate degree that will enable them to gain entry onto a postgraduate program at a UK university.
Successful candidates receive full payment of master’s tuition fees, payment of travel to and from the UK, payment of visa application fees, and a monthly living allowance for accommodation and expenses. They may also receive an ‘events travel top-up allowance’ to contribute towards the cost of traveling to any mandatory Chevening events, usually held in London.
To apply, candidates must submit copies of their degree certificate and academic transcripts, two references (academic or professional), and a brief biographical description of themselves.