Chevening Scholarships

Application period opens
Tuesday 12 September 2023
Application period closes
This scholarship deadline has now passed (Tuesday 7 November 2023)

Chevening Scholarships enable outstanding emerging leaders from all over the world to pursue one-year Masters degrees in the UK. The Scholarships are awarded to candidates with the passion, ideas, and influence to provide the solutions and leadership needed to create a better future.

We offer standard Chevening Awards and Chevening Partner Awards. Standard Chevening Awards have no Geographical criteria (see the Chevening website). For Chevening Partner Awards, The University of St Andrews will sponsor up to ten awards for applicants from the following countries:

  • Ghana
  • Kenya
  • Malawi
  • Rwanda
  • South Africa
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • Zambia

The partnership supports scholars studying all Chevening eligible programmes at the University of St Andrews.

Value of award (per year)

Most Chevening Scholarships cover:

  • Tuition fees
  • Economy travel to and from your country of residence by an approved route for you only.
  • An arrival allowance
  • The cost of an entry clearance (visa) application for you only.
  • A departure allowance
  • A contribution of up to £75 for TB testing, where this is required
  • A travel top-up allowance
  • A monthly personal living allowance (stipend) to cover accommodation and living expenses. These rates are subject to annual review.

If selected for Chevening, your offer letter will confirm what your scholarship will entail.

Duration of award

This award is available for one year of postgraduate study.

At what stage of my course application can I apply for this scholarship?

You will need to apply for both a full-time Masters degree at St Andrews and a Chevening Scholarship. We recommend applying for your chosen courses of study before or at the same time as applying for a Chevening Scholarship.

Application restrictions

Study level

Available to students studying at:

Postgraduate taught

Domicile for fee status



Available to faculty members from:

Art History, Biology, Chemistry, Classics, Computer Science, Divinity, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Economics and Finance, English, Film Studies, Geography and Sustainable Development, Graduate School, History, International Education Institute, International Relations, Management, Mathematics and Statistics, Medicine, Modern Languages, Philosophy, Physics and Astronomy, Psychology and Neuroscience, Social Anthropology

Application assessment

Academic merit

Available to

Prospective students

Mode of study

Full time

Geographical criteria

No restrictions

Additional criteria

To apply 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 the deadline listed on the application timeline

Further criteria apply. See the Chevening Scholarships website for full details.

How to apply

Full information about deadlines and priority subjects for countries which offer Chevening Scholarships are available on the Chevening website.

When will I know the outcome?

Please see the application timeline on the Chevening website for full details.