1. Ensure that you have read and understood the questions
Chevening Awards are highly competitive. Make sure that you have fully understood and clearly answered the questions. Your application will be assessed by an independent panel, against hundreds of other applicants from your country, so ensure that you have explained why you are an ideal Chevening Scholar or Fellow.
2. Clear and concise answers
Make the most of the upper word limit on each question by choosing your words carefully and answering the questions in a clear and direct manner. Use examples where appropriate, and draw on experiences from your career and studies. Remember plagiarised answers will not be accepted and your application will be considered ineligible if found to be plagiarised.
3. Remember that you can save your application and come back to it
If you are applying for a scholarship, you have three months (from August to November) to submit your application so make sure that this time is used wisely. Take time to carefully consider your answers—do not submit rushed answers.
4. Apply for your university courses as soon as possible
Some universities may not be accepting applications until after the Chevening application deadline. You should submit your three university applications as soon as you can. Some universities charge application fees and it is your responsibility to meet these costs.
5. Be mindful of the deadline
Applications for Chevening Scholarships close on 7 November at 12:00pm (UK time). Some of our fellowship programmes have an earlier deadline day, so please check your country page for further details. You will need to submit your application ahead of this time. You should not wait until the last day in case you encounter technical difficulties. Late applications will not be accepted under any circumstances.