British Chevening Masters Scholarships for International Students 2020-2021


The UK (United Kingdom) government is inviting applications for its global Scholarship programme Chevening, from outstanding professionals who wish to pursue a one-year master's degree in any subject at any UK university.

Chevening provides fully-funded scholarships, to the scholarship awardees so that they can focus on achieving their academic goals and enjoying the experience of a lifetime.

They awardees will live and study in the UK for a year, during which they will develop both professionally and academically, grow their network, experience UK culture, and build lasting positive relationships with the UK.

Please be advised that the scholarship is open to citizen of a Chevening-eligible country or territory (Nigeria inclusive) and applicants who intend to their country for a minimum of two years after the scholarship has ended.

Qualified candidates should apply before November 2019.

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About Chevening

Chevening Scholarships 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.

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Aim and Benefits of Chevening Masters Scholarship

A Chevening Scholarship normally covers university tuition fees, a monthly living allowance, an economy class return airfare to the UK, and additional grants and allowances to cover essential expenditure.

Requirements for Chevening Masters Scholarship Qualification

To be eligible for a Chevening Scholarship you must:

  1. Be a citizen of a Chevening-eligible country or territory.
  2. Return to your country of citizenship for a minimum of two years after your award has ended.
  3. 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.
  4. Have at least two years of work experience.
  5. Apply to three different eligible UK university courses and have received an unconditional offer from one of these choices by 16 July 2020.
  6. Meet the Chevening English language requirement by 16 July 2020.

You are not eligible for a Chevening Scholarship if you:

  1. Hold British or dual British citizenship (unless you are a citizen of a British Overseas Territory or hold BN(O) and are applying from Hong Kong).
  2. Hold refugee status in a non-Chevening eligible country. Applicants who are citizens of a Chevening-eligible country and who hold refugee status in a Chevening-eligible country are eligible for a scholarship.
  3. Are an employee, a former employee, or relative* of an employee (since July 2017) of Her Majesty’s Government (including British embassies/high commissions; the Department for International Development; the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy; Department for International Trade; the Ministry of Defence; and the Home Office), or a staff member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities.
  4. Employees, former employees, or relatives* of an employee (since July 2017) of Chevening Partner organisations are eligible to apply, but cannot receive a Chevening Partner Award from the organisation from which they work, previously worked, or are affiliated with through relatives.
  5. Have previously studied in the UK with funding from a UK Government-funded scholarship.

Once submitted, applications undergo an electronic sift against our eligibility criteria. Any applications deemed ineligible will be removed from the selection process. Please note that once your application has been submitted, it is not possible to change it retrospectively.

In order to receive a Chevening Scholarship, all applicants must demonstrate that they have fulfilled Chevening’s English language requirement by 16 July 2020. We advise all applicants to ensure they have fulfilled the English language requirement as early as possible by either:

  1.  Taking an English language test.
  2.  Claiming an exemption based on the UKVI exempt categories.

If you fail to demonstrate that you have met the required English language level by 16 July 2020 or fail to prove that you qualify for an exemption, your application will not be successful.

Chevening accepts English language tests from five providers:

  1. Academic IELTS
  2. Pearson PTE Academic
  3. TOEFL iBT
  4. C1 Advanced (formerly Cambridge English: Advanced [CAE])
  5. Trinity ISE II (B2)

For more details about the English Requirements, click here

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Application Deadline

November 5, 2019

How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Chevening on to apply

Applications are submitted online.

  1. Click the Apply Button
  2. Find award in your country or territory, click create new if you are a new user and fill in your details.
  3. If you have successfully registered, a link to activate your account will be sent to you.
  4. Open the link and follow instructions and login using your username and password

For more details, please visit the scholarship website here

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