Chevening Scholarship for Study in UK (All India)

Chevening Scholarship for Study in UK (All India)

Conducted By : Chevening Scholarship
November 3 2018   Scholarship   Undergraduate   India
 About Chevening Scholarship for Study in UK (All India)
  • Chevening Scholarship is an International Scholarship for students from 144 countries and was started in the year 1984. It is similar to the Fulbright Scholarship scheme of USA which invites scholars from 155 countries to pursue Master's studies in the USA.
  • It is now open for applications for Indian Students who have Bachelor's degree and are willing to go for one year Post-graduate program at any UK university. Every year close to 25000 apply for the scholarship and only 700 students are awarded the scholarship. The scholarship aims at selecting the "high-calibre graduates with the personal, intellectual and interpersonal qualities necessary for leadership"
  • It is a prestigious scholarship and provides financial assistance along with the opportunity to become part of the highly regarded and influential Chevening global network.
  • It is not compulsory to have an admission offer from a UK university before applying to the Chevening scholarship. 
  • Under the Chevening Scholarship, interested candidates can undertake Masters in UK Universities in the following subjects:
    • Energy Security
    • Climate Change
    • Urban Development
    • Defence
    • Security
    • Foreign Policy
    • Trade And Investment
    • Economic Reforms
    • Research And Innovation

The students can also choose any other course that is not under the above-given study are however the priority areas indicate the fields of study options that the British Embassy/High Commission will consider favourably when reviewing the applications. 

  • Chevening Scholarship will cover the tuition fee of the students along with a Monthly stipend, airfare and various grants covering the cost of thesis and study material.
  • The Application form needs to be filled online prior to July 12, 2018. The Applications for 2018-2019 are closed and they will reopen again in August 2018.
  • The student should upload a passport, 2 references, and an unconditional acceptance letter from any UK university in order to complete the application process.
  • Nationality: Indian students are eligible for making application for the scholarship.
  • Academic qualification: Applicant should have an Undergraduate Degree with the upper second class equivalent of a UK degree.
  • Work Experience: The student applying for the scholarship needs to have at least 2 years work experience.
  • Language: The candidate should be able to communicate in English and should have at least 5.5 bands in IELTS examination or equivalent examination.
  • Offer from UK University: The candidate must have applied to three different eligible UK university courses and should receive an unconditional offer from one of these choices by 14 July 2016

The students selected as Chevening scholars have to return to their home country after they finish with their one-year postgraduate program.

 Reward Description

Chevening Scholarship 2018 Study in UK Rewards:

The fellows selected for the award of Chevening Scholarship will be entitled to the following benefits:

  • University tuition fees: The scholarship will cover the Tuition fee of the University.
  • A monthly stipend: A monthly stipend will be offered to students to meet their daily needs.
  • Travel costs to and from the UK: The economy class airfare for the scholars will be covered by the scholarship.
  • An arrival allowance & homeward departure allowance: To help the students in hassle-free arrival & departures, arrival & departure allowance will be given to the selected candidates.
  • Grant for study materials & Thesis: The students will get grants to cover the cost of their thesis and study material.
  • A study travel allowance: Students will also be provided with a grant to cover their expenses related to travel done for educational purpose.
  • The cost of one visa application: The cost of the visa will also be covered by the Chevening Scholarship.
  • A travel grant to attend Chevening events in the UK: To attend events organized by Chevening, selected candidates will get travel grant to participate in the events.
 Application Process

Chevening Scholarship 2018 Study in UK Application Process:

The Applications for the Chevening Scholarship 2015 are to be made online using the online application system available at the website of Chevening Scholarship. The details related to the application process are as follow:

  • Mode of Application:  The applications are to be submitted by filling the online application form. Before filling the applications, candidates are required to answer some questions to confirm their eligibility for the scholarship. 
  • Which Courses are eligible for Chevening Scholarship: The students can choose any Master's Degree Course in the UK provided that it is a 12 months course and is available in the Online Application Form. In case the course you are looking for doesn't appear in the online application form you can contact the organizers and send in a mail to them. If approved, the course would be added to the Chevening Scholarship online application form.
  • Attachments: The Application for the Chevening Scholarship is to be accompanied by the following documents only in PDF format and the size of the documents needs to be smaller than 5 MB:
    • Valid Passport: The candidate needs to have a valid Passport.
    • References: The candidate should send 2 reference letters written in English.
    • University Transcripts: The candidate should submit the transcript of their Under-graduate as well Post-graduate Degrees.
    • English Language: The candidates should send documents confirming that they meet the English language requirements.
    • UK Master's university offer letter: The candidates should make applications to at least three different eligible UK university courses and have received an unconditional offer from one of these choices.
    • Chevening Scholarship Partner Universities and Organisations: The following are the partner organizations:
      • Bangor University
      • Brunel University
      • Cardiff University
      • Durham University
      • Newcastle University
      • Queen Mary University of London
      • University of Birmingham
      • University of Aberdeen
      • University of Bath
      • University of Cambridge
      • University of Central Lancashire
      • University of Dundee
      • University of East Anglia
      • University of Exeter
      • University of Glasgow
      • University of Leeds
      • University of Reading
      • University of Salford
      • University of South Wales
      • University of Southampton
      • University of Surrey
      • Oxford University Foreign Service Programme
      • HSBC
  • Submission: The submission of the completely filled application form needs to be done once all the columns are filled and all the required documents are uploaded as once the application form has been submitted no changes in the application form is permitted.
 Selection Process

Chevening Scholarship Timeline:

3 August 2018 Opening of Chevening Scholarships applications. Apply at
3 November 2018 Closing of Chevening Scholarships applications
Early November 2018 Sifting of applications against eligibility criteria
November to December 2018 Independent reading committees assess eligible applications
January to early February 2019 Candidates are shortlisted for interview
By mid-February 2019 Candidates are notified that they have been selected for the interview
29 February to 29 April 2019 Interview period
Early June 2019 Announcement of interview results
14 July 2019 Deadline for university unconditional offers
14 July 2019 Deadline for meeting the English language requirement
September/October 2019 2018/2019 Chevening Scholars commence their studies in the UK
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