Chevening Scholarship Application Closes on 5th of November 2019 – Start Now!

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The process of selecting Chevening Scholars takes a minimum of eight months from the application deadline to when applicants are conditionally selected for an award. Here is an overview of the application and selection process, so you always know what’s going on.

Application opened on August 09, 2019. Read the application guidance, and then apply via your country/territory’s page at

Entry closes at 12:00 GMT on November 05, 2019. Please do not leave it to the last minute to submit your application, as late submissions can not be accepted.

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Applications are sifted against eligibility criteria on November 06, 2019. Read about Chevening’s eligibility criteria.

The reading committee assessments take place from mid-November until December 2019. Independent reading committees assess all eligible applications. Their scores and rankings are then passed back to the British embassy/high commission.

Applicants are shortlisted for interviews from early to mid-February 2020. Once the embassy/high commission has reviewed the applications that were passed on to them, they produce a shortlist of those who they will invite to interview. Congratulations if you make it this far. To prepare for your interview, please read our interview guidance.

For applicants who make the interviews, the deadline to submit two references and education documents is 12:00 GMT (noon) on February 25, 2020. Read about what Chevening requires from your references.

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Interviews will take place between March 02, 2020 and May 01, 2020. Candidates from all over the world are interviewed by panels at British embassies and high commissions.

From early June 2020, results are announced. After months of preparation and trepidation, the strongest candidates will experience jubilation when interview results are announced.

The deadline to meet Chevening’s English language requirement and receive at least one unconditional UK university offer is 17:00 BST on July 16, 2020. Read about Chevening’s English language requirement.

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Study begins in the UK by September/October 2020. 2020/2021 Chevening Scholars commence their studies in the UK, and enter into an international network that they’ll be a part of for the rest of their lives!

At TweakCentric Solutions, we have worked with previous applicants to successfully apply and will be publishing a detailed interview with Olusegun Sangowawa, a 2018 Chevening Scholar within the next few weeks.

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Read about the full application journey here.