All you need to know about the UK Government Chevening Scholarships! Application process, scholarship details, deadlines and more
Good news for all graduating Pakistani students: The United Kingdom (UK) government is now accepting applications for the Chevening Scholarship for higher studies from Tuesday, the 3rd of August.
The British High Commission announced the news in a press release. The applications will remain open until the 2nd of November 2021, so interested students should hurry up and apply now!
About the Chevening Scholarship Program
The Chevening scholarship is a program that has graduated over 2,000 professionals from Pakistan since its inception in 1983. Chevening is the UK government’s international scholarship program, funded by the Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office and partner organizations.
The scholarship offers financial support to students to study for any eligible Master’s degree at a UK university. The Chevening Scholarship takes care of the following:
- 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
List of Chevening Scholarship Universities
Birkbeck, University of London
Oxford University Diplomatic Studies Programme
Queen Mary University of London
St George‘s, University of London
The Royal Agricultural University
University of Birmingham
University of Bath
University of Bristol
University of Cambridge
University of Central Lancashire
University of Dundee
University of East Anglia
University of Exeter
University of Glasgow
University of Leeds
University of Nottingham
University of Oxford
University of Reading
University of Salford
University of South Wales
University of Southampton
University of Stirling
University of Surrey
University of Warwick
Fouzia Younis, Head of Communication and Public Diplomacy at the British High Commission, said:
Chevening provides opportunities for all. For the last two years, we have smashed our 50 percent target on gender, with talented Pakistani women forming nearly 60 percent of our intakes. I encourage even more applications from across Pakistan and minority groups. There are no limits on ambition.
Interested students can feel free to visit the official website of the program to submit applications: www.chevening.org/apply.
Before starting your application for a Chevening Scholarship, please ensure you have the following required documents ready:
- Valid passport/national ID card
- University transcripts and degree certificates (undergraduate, postgraduate)
- Three different UK Master’s course choices
- Names of two referees who know you in a professional or academic capacity
Please note that if you are shortlisted for an award, you will be required to log into the online application system and request a reference from your referees. The request will generate an email to the referees, and they will need to submit the reference by a set timeline. If your referees do not submit the reference by the set deadline, you will be unable to proceed with an interview.
The call for new applicants follows the selection of 37 scholars from Pakistan, who win an award to study at a UK university the following year.
What are your thoughts on this? Please share with us in the comment section below.