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What are Chevening Scholarships?

Chevening Partnerships are fully funded scholarships for one-year master's starting in October 2024 (Loughborough and London campus programmes) covering:

  • flights
  • course fees (meaning you are exempt from Loughborough's CAS deposit)
  • an arrival and departure allowance
  • a monthly personal living allowance (stipend) to cover accommodation and living expenses
  • a travel top-up allowance

Chevening Scholarships enable recipients to focus on achieving their professional goals and making the most of their experience in the UK. Graduates join an community of over 44,000 Chevening alumni from across the world, who together comprise an influential and highly regarded global network.

Who can apply for a Chevening Scholarship?

Applicants should be high calibre graduates with the personal, intellectual, and interpersonal qualities necessary for leadership. You will need to meet a number of criteria, including:

  • being a citizen of one of over 160 Chevening-eligible countries or territories (the USA and EU countries are not included).
  • agreeing to return to your country of citizenship for a minimum of two years after your award has ended.
  • completing 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. 
  • having at least two years (equivalent to 2,800 hours) of work experience.

Please see the Chevening website for full details of the eligibility criteria.

Application timeline for 2024 scholarships

Applications open: 12 September 2023

Applications close: 7 November 2023

Please take note of these dates as applications received after the deadline will not be considered. You should also view the full application timeline.

How can I apply for a Chevening Scholarship?

Applications must be submitted via the Chevening website. Please refer to the guidance on the website before applying, including the frequently asked questions. You should also refer to the country webpages on the Chevening website which contain guidance for applicants from your country, including priority subject areas.

Why is Loughborough offering Chevening Scholarships?

Loughborough has had a strong relationship with Chevening for many years and over that time has hosted numerous gifted and motivated students. We so value what Chevening Scholars bring to the University that we are partnering with Chevening to offer up to 30 scholarships.

Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship programme and are funded by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and partners.