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Chevening Scholarship for Outstanding Emerging Leaders 2024

Applications are now open for the 2024 Chevening Scholarship programme, which provides fully funded opportunities to study for one-year master’s degrees at UK universities as part of the UK government’s international scholarship programme.

The Chevening Scholarship offers numerous benefits, including fully funded tuition fees, access to high-quality education worldwide, exclusive opportunities to network, and the chance to experience the diverse culture of the UK. Upon completion of the scholarship, you will become part of a diverse community of over 50,000 global alumni, equipped with the knowledge and networks to bring your ideas to life and succeed in your career.

Eligibility for Chevening Scholarship

To be eligible for a Chevening Scholarship you must:

  • Be a citizen of a Chevening-eligible country or territory.
  • Return to your country of citizenship for a minimum of two years after your award has ended.
  • Have completed all components of an undergraduate degree that will enable you to gain entry into a postgraduate programme at a UK university by the time you submit your application. This is typically equivalent to an upper second-class 2:1 honours degree in the UK, but may be different depending on your course and university choice.
  • Have at least two years (equivalent to 2,800 hours) of work experience.
  • Apply to three different eligible UK university courses and have received an unconditional offer. The deadline to receive and submit at least one unconditional UK university offer is 17:00 BST (UK time) on 11th July 2024.

You are not eligible for a Chevening Scholarship if you:

  • 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. Applicants who are citizens of a Chevening-eligible country and also who hold refugee status in a Chevening-eligible country are eligible for a scholarship.
  • Are an employee, a former employee, or relative* of an employee of Her Majesty’s Government (including British embassies/high commissions; the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy; Department for International Trade; the Ministry of Defence; and the Home Office), or a staff member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities.
  • Employees, former employees, or relatives* of an employee of Chevening Partner organisations are eligible to apply, but cannot receive a Chevening Partner Award from the organisation they work, previously worked, or are affiliated with through relatives.
  • Have previously studied in the UK with funding from a UK Government-funded scholarship.

You can find the eligibility for Chevening Fellowships by visiting the specific programme pages here.


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Work experience

You ensure you meet the minimum work experience requirement for the scholarship before submitting your Chevening application. Chevening Scholarships require that applicants have at least two years of work experience.

If you do not already have the required level of work experience, you also cannot submit your application.

Eligible types of work experience

The work experience that are eligible for Chevening can include:

  • Full-time employment
  • Part-time employment
  • Voluntary work
  • Paid or unpaid internships

Work experience can be completed before, during, or after graduating from your undergraduate studies, but any mandatory employment that counts towards your undergraduate or postgraduate course would not be eligible.

You also do not need to meet the work experience requirement in one period of employment. Applicants can submit up to ten different employment periods in order to meet the requirements. If you have held over ten positions, then please enter the periods which make up the greatest number of hours worked.

Deadline: 7th November 2023 at 12:00 GMT (midday)

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For more information, visit the official website of the Chevening Scholarships Here.

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