How to Become a Chevening Scholar at Welse

PS: entries for the Chevening scholarship 2024/2025 are now closed.

Come around for a status update around September, while we await the opening, you must read the article to know how to become a Chevening Scholar, the eligibility criteria, and the process.


Let’s talk about Chevening:

About Chevening Scholarship in the UK

Chevening is a scholarship program by the UK Government, giving future leaders a fair chance to study in the UK. It’s Funded by the Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office (FCDO) and Universities Wales.


Chevening Scholar

This scholarship is for students from all over the globe, giving them a chance for a fully funded postgraduate study at any Welsh university.

Getting this scholarship motivates you to focus on your studies while having a great time. 


If you’re selected, you’ll live and study in Wales for a year. It’s an awesome opportunity to grow professionally, academically, and personally. You also get to experience Welsh culture and make lasting connections with Wales and the UK.

You can choose any subject for a one-year taught master’s degree at any participating university in Wales.

Eligibility Criteria for Chevening Scholarship

To get a Chevening Scholarship, you need to:

  • Be a citizen of a country that’s eligible for Chevening.
  • Plan to go back to your home country for at least two years after finishing your scholarship.
  • Finish all parts of your bachelor’s degree so you can start a postgraduate program in a UK university when you apply. Usually, this means having a good grade, like an upper second-class 2:1 honors degree in the UK, but it might vary based on your course and university.
  • Have at least two years (around 2,800 hours) of work experience.
  • Apply to three different UK university courses that are eligible and get an unconditional offer from one of them before the application deadline

You won’t be eligible for a Chevening Scholarship if:

  • You have British or dual British citizenship, except if you are a citizen of a British Overseas Territory or hold BN(O) and are applying from Hong Kong.
  • You hold refugee status in a country not eligible for Chevening. However, if you’re a citizen of a Chevening-eligible country and have refugee status in an eligible country, you can apply.
  • You are or have been in the last two years from the opening of Chevening applications, an employee, former employee, or relative* of an employee of various UK government departments, British Embassies/High Commissions, the British Council, a sponsoring UK university, or the Association of Commonwealth Universities.
  • If you’re an employee, former employee, or relative* of an employee of Chevening Partner organizations, you can apply, but if the employment was within the last two years, you can’t receive a Chevening Partner Award from that organization.
  • If you have previously studied in the UK with funding from a UK Government-funded scholarship, you are not eligible to become a Chevening Scholar.

Required Documents for Chevening Scholarship

To apply for a Chevening Scholarship, you need to submit your education documents, references, and one unconditional offer from a UK university.

The deadlines for these documents are specified in the Chevening application timeline. Simply use the ‘update my application’ button to upload them.

If you’re conditionally selected for the scholarship, it’s important to provide these documents to stay in the process.

How to Apply for Chevening Scholarship

How to Apply for a Chevening Scholarship can be a bit complex because it’s country-specific and each country has its unique process. Kindly select your country here to find out how to go about your application.

About Discontinued Program in Chevening

If your chosen course is unfortunately discontinued, it is advised(by the Chevening Scholarship) that you apply for an alternative Chevening-eligible option using the Chevening course finder.

Note that changes to course choices in the online application system aren’t allowed after submission.

Keep a record of the discontinued course, and if you want to change your university or course, inform your interviewers during the interview. 

They must authorize any changes, and you must secure an unconditional offer from one of the three authorized courses by the deadline.


#1. What Educational document should I upload?

For your Chevening application, you can upload either your degree certificate or degree transcript as long as it’s an official document from your university verifying your degree and grade. Original documents are required, and there’s no need to provide translations into English.

#2. Can I remain in Wales after my program?

After your Chevening Scholarship ends, you are obligated to return to your country or territory of award for two years, as per the terms and conditions.


Chevening scholar awards are given to individuals with exceptional leadership and influencing skills globally, providing them an opportunity for a study period in the UK.

The program assists awardees from over 160 countries and territories, with notable exceptions including the USA (as its citizens can apply for FCDO-funded Marshall Scholarships) and most European Union countries. You want to consider other scholarship for foreigners abroad.


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