Chevening Scholarship & Fellowship, UK (Deadline: 5 Nov. 2019)


Chevening is the UK government’s international awards scheme aimed at developing global leaders. It is funded by its Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. Chevening offers two types of award – Chevening Scholarships and Chevening Fellowships – the recipients of which are personally selected by British Embassies and High Commissions throughout the world.

Chevening Scholarships are awarded to outstanding emerging leaders to pursue a one-year master’s at any UK university. The scholarship programme provides a unique opportunity for one to become part of the highly regarded and influential Chevening global network, whose alumni stands at 46,000 currently.

On the other hand, the objective of Chevening Fellowship is to support UK’s foreign policy priorities and achieve FCO objectives by creating lasting positive relationships with future leaders, influencers and decision-makers. Chevening Fellowships are offered to mid-career professionals who have reached a position of influence, and want to increase their knowledge, networks, and potential through tailored short courses, research or professional placement at UK institutions.

Field of Study:

There is no restriction on field of study. It ranges from art, agriculture, education, finance, law, media & communications, sciences, technology, architecture to business, engineering, humanities, logistics, medical and health professions and social sciences.


Applicant from Chevening-eligible country including Malaysia; intend to return to Malaysia at the end of the period of study.

Scholarships: Hold an undergraduate degree that permits entry into a Master’s programme at a UK university; apply to three different eligible UK university courses and have received an unconditional offer from one of these choices by 16 July 2020; have completed at least two years’ work or equivalent experience at the time of applying; meet the Chevening English language requirement by 16 July 2020 as set out in the Chevening Guidance for Applicants ( )

Fellowships: Hold an undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications; an offer for a fellowship programme before 16 July 2020; minimum 5 years’ work experience; and meet the same English language requirements as Chevening Scholarships before 16 July 2020:

Value of Award:

Scholarship: University tuition fees/programme fees, a monthly stipend, travel costs to and from the UK, an arrival allowance, a homeward departure allowance, the cost of one visa application and a travel grant to attend Chevening events in the UK.

Fellowships: Full programme fees, living expenses for the duration of the fellowship, return economy flight from home country to the UK, an allowance package for research-related activities and access to a programme of cultural events and activities organised by the FCO and the Chevening Secretariat.

Application & Enquiries:

Applications must be submitted using the Chevening online application system,

Shortlisted candidates will be called for an interview in the city where the British Embassy or High Commission has a representation.


Written by:
Ms Wee Hui Bieh, AFMSA, October 2019

Information Source:
Chevening Website

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