Chevening Scholarship & Fellowship, UK (Deadline: 8 Nov. 2016)



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 future leaders, influencers, and decision-makers from all over the world to develop professionally and academically, experience UK culture, build lasting positive relationships with the UK and 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 at UK universities.

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.


Scholarships: Applicants must be a Malaysian citizen and intend to return to Malaysia at the end of the period of study; 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 13 July 2017; have completed at least two years’ work or equivalent experience at the time of applying; meet the Chevening English language requirement by 13 July 2017 as set out in the Chevening Guidance for Applicants. Please refer to for these requirements

Fellowships: Applicant from Chevening-eligible country including Malaysia, with undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications; five or seven years’ work experience depending on the fellowship; and same English language requirements as Chevening Scholarships

Candidates are required to obtain an unconditional offer from one of the 3 master’s degree choices in the case of scholarships and an offer for a fellowship programme in the case of fellowship awards and meet the English language requirements before 13 July 2017:

Value of Award:

Scholarships: 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 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 Malaysia to the UK, an arrival allowance, the cost of one visa application and an allowance package for study related activities.

Application & Enquiries:

Applications must be submitted using the Chevening online application system, available through the ‘apply’ button on the country’s page at

References are an integral part of the selection process. References are required for both the fellowship and scholarship programmes. Please refer to for useful guidelines on references.

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

For more information on Chevening, please visit


Written by:
Ms Wee Hui Bieh, AFMSA, August , 2016

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