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Applications are now open for the prestigious Chevening Scholarship (India) 2021/22 for candidates interested in studying a Master’s degree course in the UK.

About Chevening Scholarship

The Chevening Scholarship is an international scholarship scheme that enables students with leadership qualities from over 160 countries and territories to undertake postgraduate study or courses in universities in the United Kingdom. Funding for the scheme comes from the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office and its partner organisations.

The 2021/22 Scholarship

Chevening is the UK government’s international scholarships programme. Funded by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and partner organisations, we offer awards to study in the UK for one year on a fully-funded master’s degree course.

Successful Chevening candidates come from a diverse range of countries and backgrounds, but they all demonstrate the passion, vision and skills needed to shape a better world.

Expenses Covered

  • Full University Tuition Fees
  • An Enough Monthly Stipend
  • Airfare 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
  • Chevening will Pay the Quarantine cost if Booked by Diversity Travel.
  • Free COVID-19 vaccination (If applicable).

Eligible Courses

Click here for information on eligible courses 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 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 14 July 2022.

Work Experience

The types of 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, however, any mandatory employment that counted towards your undergraduate or postgraduate course would not be eligible.

  • You do not need to meet the work experience requirement in one period of employment.
  • Applicants can submit up to fifteen different employment periods in order to meet the requirement.
  • If you have held more than fifteen positions then please enter the periods which make up the greatest number of hours worked.
  • If you are currently employed, it is not a requirement of Chevening that you resign from your position. You are advised to discuss your application with your employer and it is your responsibility to ensure that they will release you if you are selected for a Chevening Scholarship. You can refer them to the employers page on the website. The British embassy/high commission or the Chevening Secretariat cannot intervene in this.


  • Hold British or dual British citizenship
  • Hold refugee status in a non-Chevening eligible country.
  • 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 from which they work, previously worked, or are affiliated with through relatives.
  • Have previously studied in the UK with funding from a UK Government-funded scholarship.

Learn more here.

Application Timeline

  • Application Opening Date: August 3, 2021
  • Application Closing Date: November 2, 2021 at 12:00 GMT (midday UK time)
  • Applications Sifting against Eligibility Criteria: November 3, 2021
  • Reading Committee Assignments: Mid-November to December 2021
  • Shortlisting of applicants for Interview: Early to Mid-February 2022
  • References and Education Documents Deadline: February to Late-April 2022
  • Interviews: 28 February to 29 April 2022
  • Results: From Early June 2022
  • Offer Deadline: July 14, 2022
  • Studies Begin in the UK: September/October 2022

Application Procedure

Required Documents

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 (mentioned above). Use the ‘update my application’ button above to upload them.

If you are conditionally selected for a Chevening Scholarship, it is essential that you submit these documents in order to remain in the process.

Click here for the official page of Chevening Scholarship (India).Click here to apply for the Chevening Scholarship (India).

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