Chevening offers a diverse range of fellowships, enabling mid-career professionals from across the globe to enhance their knowledge. Click on the programmes for more details about each, including profiles of our current fellows and of our esteemed alumni. Chevening Fellowships are offered to mid-career professionals who have reached a position of influence, and want to increase their knowledge, networks, and potential through tailored short courses at UK universities.
Chevening Fellowships are an important element of Britain’s public diplomacy effort and bring professionals, who have already displayed outstanding leadership talents, to study in the UK. The objective of Chevening is to support foreign policy priorities and achieve FCO objectives by creating lasting positive relationships with future leaders, influencers and decision-makers.
The objectives of the fellowships tier are to:
- Support mid-career professionals already in positions of leadership and influence to further enhance and expand their knowledge, skills and expertise in the UK
- Offer dynamic training, professional development, or research opportunities in the UK, relevant to professional interests and UK’s international strategic priorities
- Increase the breadth and diversity of awards offered under Chevening to position Chevening as an internationally competitive awards scheme
- Support foreign policy priorities and achieve FCO objectives by creating lasting positive relationships with future leaders, influencers and decision makers, which become valuable soft power networks
To be eligible for a Chevening Award you must:
- Be a citizen of a Chevening-eligible country
- Return to your country of citizenship for a minimum of two years after your award has ended
- Have an undergraduate degree that will enable you to gain entry onto a postgraduate programme at a UK university. This is typically equivalent to an upper second-class 2:1 honours degree in the UK.
- Have at least two years’ work experience (this may be up to five years for fellowship programmes, so please refer to your country page for further details)
- Apply to three different eligible UK university courses and have received an unconditional offer from one of these choices by 11 July 2019
- Meet the Chevening English language requirement by 11 July 2019
- Start in the autumn term (usually September/October)
- Taught master’s (i.e. not research-focused MRes programmes)
- Lead to a master’s degree qualification
- Based in the UK
Courses cannot be:
- Distance learning
- Less than nine months in duration
- More than 12 months in duration
- PhD or DPhil are not permitted
- Taught with more than one month of study outside the UK