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Chevening Scholarship scheme (External Scholarship)

Key facts

Entry For courses starting in September. Scholarships cannot be deferred.
Eligibility
  • Any international student applying for a full-time taught Master's degree at BU who is a citizen of a Chevening-eligible country at the time of application and who intends to return there at the end of the period of study
  • You must hold an undergraduate degree that is equivalent to at least an upper-second class Honours degree in the UK
  • Have achieved the minimum Chevening English language requirement - minimum IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with minimum 5.5 in each component or equivalent
  • Have completed at least two years' work experience before applying.
Value

A full Chevening Scholarship includes:

  • tuition fee waiver
  • travel to and from your home country
  • an arrival allowance
  • the cost of an entry clearance (visa) application
  • a grant for thesis or dissertation
  • an excess baggage allowance
  • a monthly personal living allowance.
Number available Various
Need to fill in an application Yes
Application deadline The deadlines are country specific but the application window is usually August each year for September entry in the following year

The Chevening Scholarship is funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and BU. Application and selection is managed by the FCO. The following criteria is a provided as a guideline only - please refer to the Chevening Scholarship website for details. You must:

If you would like to check if you are eligible to apply for this scholarship please visit the Chevening website.

The scholarship is paid as a full tuition fee waiver and as a monthly allowance for other expenses. You need to apply for this scholarship - apply directly to Chevening Scholarships.

Important information

Scholarships are reviewed on a regular basis and the university reserves the right to withdraw, amend or introduce new scholarships at any time. Scholarships are offered subject to funding and availability. Scholarship is awarded in your first year only, unless stated otherwise.

For full Terms and Conditions, please view our Scholarship Policy.