Apply: 2017-18 Chevening Scholarships

Applications for 2017-18 Chevening Scholarships, the prestigious global scholarship programme of the UK government, are now open.

About Chevening Scholarships

Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations.  The Chevening programme was established in 1983 and has developed into a prestigious international scheme. Scholars come from 150 countries worldwide and this year they are planning to support more than 2,000 students. Awards are typically for a one-year Master’s degree, in any subject and at any of the UK’s leading universities.

Chevening offers

  • General scheme (Main Award) Chevening Scholarships, and
  • Chevening Partnership Scholarships.

This advert provides information about general scheme Chevening Scholarships, which are referred to as ‘Chevening Scholarships’ and ‘Chevening Awards’. Information about Chevening Partnership Scholarships can be found here.



Eligibility Requirements

Applicants for 2017-18 Chevening Scholarships must ensure they meet the eligibility criteria set out by Chevening.

Applicants should read the application guidance set out on the Chevening website and be able to demonstrate that they meet the selection criteria before submitting an application.

Course Choice

Awards are available for any one-year taught (London-based) Masters degree offered at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Applicants can choose any course of study, but are encouraged to refer to their country pages for details of priority areas of study for their region. Further details of priority subject areas (which vary from country to country) can be found on the Chevening website.

Please be aware that if successful in obtaining a Chevening Scholarship, students must complete the MSc project which usually takes place from June-September in the UK and not overseas.

How to apply for a Chevening Scholarship

Applications for Chevening Scholarships must be submitted online at The closing date for 2017-18 Chevening Scholarship application submission is 12:00 GMT on 8 November 2016.

Applicants must also submit a study application to the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine for their chosen course/s. The online application system will be open for 2017-18 applications from November 2016 onwards. The School strongly suggests that applicants submit a course application as soon as possible, and by 31 December 2016 at the latest.