The application period for the UK government’s prestigious Chevening scholarship for the 2023-24 academic year has started. The programme covers the entire cost of a one-year master’s degree at any UK university, and this is why it is very competitive.

Here is all the information about the scholarship you need:
What does the scholarship cover?
  • University tuition fees
  • A monthly stipend
  • Travel costs to and from the UK
  • An arrival allowance
  • A homeward departure allowance
  • The cost of one visa application
  • A travel grant to attend Chevening events in the UK
Eligibility criteria:
  • 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 onto 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 from one of these choices by July 13, 2023
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 who hold refugee status in a Chevening-eligible country are eligible for a scholarship
  • Employees, former employees, or relatives* of an employee of Chevening Partner organisations are eligible to apply, but if the employment took place within the last two years, you cannot receive a Chevening Partner Award from the organisation from which you work, previously worked, or are affiliated with through relatives
  • Have previously studied in the UK with funding from a UK Government-funded scholarship
How to apply?
  • Select three courses at three different universities. You can choose any Chevening-eligible course at any UK university
  • You are required to submit the names of two referees
  • All Chevening applicants must submit their education documents, references, and one unconditional UK university offer
  • The deadlines for these required documents are in the Chevening application timeline

Since 1983, more than 2,000 Pakistanis have had the opportunity to study in the UK through Chevening.