Chevening Scholarships 2024-25United Kingdom
What is Chevening Scholarships 2024-25?
Chevening Scholarships 2024-25 is an initiative of the Government of United Kingdom in collaboration with the UK Universities to provide financial help to Indian students who wish to pursue a one-year master’s degree in any subject at any UK university. The selected candidates will receive a fully-funded scholarship for a year for the course and other benefits.
Who is offering this scholarship ?
The Government of the UK in collaboration with the UK Universities is offering the Chevening Scholarships.
Who can apply for this scholarship ?
To be eligible, an applicant must -
- be a citizen of a Chevening-eligible country or territory including India
- hold an undergraduate degree that enables entry into a postgraduate program at a UK university by the time of the submission of application (Note - This is typically equivalent to an upper second-class 2:1 honours degree in the UK but can be different depending on the course and university choice)
- have at least two years of work experience (equivalent to 2,800 hours)
- return to India for a minimum of two years after the award has ended
Note - Applicants who hold refugee status in a Chevening-eligible country are eligible for a scholarship.
What are the benefits ?
The following benefits will be included as part of the Chevening Scholarship -
- Fully-funded scholarship for the course for a year
- Travel costs to and from the UK
- An arrival allowance
- A homeward departure allowance
- Cost of one visa application
- A travel grant to attend Chevening events in the UK
How can you apply ?
Eligible candidate can apply for the scholarship by using the below-mentioned steps -
Step 1: Click on 'Apply Now' button.
Step 2: Click on the 'Register' button and fill in the required details. (Note - If already registered, log in using Gmail/Mobile number/Email ID)
Step 3: Navigate to the 'Your Country/Territory' option and choose 'India', then under the 'Select Your Awards' section, choose 'Scholarship', and click on the 'Search' button.
Step 4: Click on the 'Apply Today' button.
Step 5: Go to the 'Register Here' button and 'Accept' the policies.
Step 6: Fill in the required details, tick the checkbox and click on the 'Submit' button.
Step 7: Log in using valid credentials, fill in the required details and upload relevant documents.
Step 8: Submit the application.
What are the documents required for the Chevening Scholarships 2024-25?
- A valid passport/National ID card
- University transcripts and degree certificates (undergraduate, postgraduate)
- Three different UK master's course choices
- Names of two referees who know the applicant in a professional or academic capacity
- English language test score
What are the selection criteria ?
The applicants will be selected based on the fulfilment of eligibility criteria and performance in the interview.
What are the important dates ?
Application Closing Date - 7th November 2023
Terms and Conditions
- The reference must be written in English.
- All applicants need to register as new users regardless of whether they have applied previously.
- The applications, once submitted cannot be edited. Thus, the applicants are advised to fill the form carefully.
- The applications found ineligible for the scholarship will be removed from the selection process.
- The interview will be conducted in a city/town where the British embassy or high commission has representation.
- Skype interviews are permitted in exceptional cases.
- The candidates will not be eligible for the scholarship if they -
- 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)
- hold refugee status in a non-Chevening eligible country
- have previously studied in the UK with funding from a UK Government-funded scholarship
- are an employee, a former employee, or relative* of an employee of Her Majesty’s Government, or have been within the last two years from the opening of Chevening applications (including the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, all British Embassies/High Commissions, the Home Office, the Ministry of Defence, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the Department for International Trade and the UKVI), the British Council, a sponsoring UK university, or a staff member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities
- The candidates having a master’s degree does not prevent them from applying for a Chevening Award to study for a second master’s degree in the UK, as long as they can clearly explain why it will help them fulfil their career plan to influence positive change in their home country.
*Note - Relatives are defined as parents or step-parents, siblings or step-siblings, children or step-children, spouse, civil partner or unmarried partner (where the couple has been in a relationship akin to marriage or civil partnership for at least two years).
Government of the UK
Commonwealth and Development Office, London, United Kingdom, SW1A 2AH
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