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1,500 Chevening Scholarships 2020/2021 in UK for Developing Countries (Fully-Funded)

UK Government Chevening Scholarships is accepting applications for 2020/2021 Chevening Scholarships for graduates from developing countries.

Application Deadline: 5th November 2019 12pm BST

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible African Countries: Developing countries

To be taken at (country): UK Universities

Eligible Fields of Study: Chevening Scholarships are awarded across a wide range of fields; including politics, government, business, the media, the environment, civil society, religion, and academia in any UK University

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About Scholarship: Chevening Scholarships are awarded to individuals with strong academic backgrounds who also have demonstrable leadership potential. The scholarship offers financial support to study for a Master’s degree at any of the UK’s leading universities and the opportunity to become part of an influential global network of 44,000 alumni. There are approximately 1,500 Chevening Scholarships on offer globally for the2018/2019 academic cycle. These scholarships represent a significant investment from the UK government to develop the next cohort of global leaders.

Prior to starting your application for a Chevening Scholarship please ensure you have the following ready:

  • Essential: Three different UK master’s course choices
  • Optional: English language test results (if you’ve already met the requirements) 
  • Optional: UK master’s university offer (if you’ve already met the requirements)

Chevening Scholarship

Scholarship Offered Since: 1983

Eligibility: To be eligible for a Chevening Scholarship 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

Number of Scholarship: 1,500

Value of Scholarship: A full Chevening Scholarship award normally comprises:

  • payment of tuition fees;
  • travel to and from your country of residence by an approved route for you only;
  • an arrival allowance;
  • a grant for the cost of preparation of a thesis or dissertation (if required);
  • an excess baggage allowance;
  • the cost of an entry clearance (visa) application for you only;
  • a monthly personal living allowance (stipend) to cover accommodation and living expenses. The monthly stipend will depend on whether you are studying inside or outside London. It is currently £917 per month outside London and £1134 per month inside London (subject to annual review).

Duration of Scholarship: One year

How can I Apply? To apply for a Chevening Scholarship, you must complete and submit an online eChevening application form.

It is important to go through the application instructions on the scholarship webpage before applying.

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Sponsors: Chevening Scholarships are funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), with further contributions from universities and other partners in the UK and overseas, including governmental and private sector bodies.

Important Notes: The process of selecting Chevening Scholars takes a minimum of eight months from the application deadline to when scholars are conditionally selected for an award.

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6 Comments
  1. Ayele says

    I am Ayele Mamo from Ethiopia and I have BSC in nursing from Gondar university.NOW,I am assistant lecturer in Debrebirhan health science college. However,I don’t get any scholarships in my country to update my self.Please help me by showing the way how I get fully funded scholarships on master of any healthscience fields.
    Thank you!!!
    Ayele Mamo
    COUNTRY-Ethiopia
    [email protected]

  2. Yeboah Mohammed says

    I am Ghanaian with M.ED in educational administration form University of Cape Coast Ghana, I would like progress to offer my Mphil programme please assist me.

  3. Tina Nwoke-Iirmdu says

    this piece could be useful to someone out there. all the best. cheers.

  4. Kucheli Reuben Mustapha says

    My name is Kucheli Reuben Mustapha, iam from Nigeria, i graduated from university of Maiduguri, i studied environmental biology, it is my earnest desire to study any related course here. i hope you consider me and give me this scholarship because it meabs a lot to me.

  5. Aminu Usman says

    wish to be 1 of the lucky onc
    es

  6. Arif Hussain says

    As part of efforts to supporting Nigerian Students who are faced with financial difficulty in paying their tuition fee, Scholarship Offer is inviting eligible student to apply for their 2nd edition of the scholarship offer scheme Sponsored by HCMEI.

    All application has to be done online by filling the form at the websites http://scholarship.hcmei.com/ .

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