Scholarships and Student Funding

Chevening Scholarships

Chevening scholarships are the UK government's global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations.

The scholarships are awarded to outstanding scholars with leadership potential. Awards are typically for a one year Master’s degree at universities across the UK. There are over 43,000 Chevening alumni around the world who together comprise an influential and highly regarded global network.

Chevening Scholarships


Chevening Scholarships are for talented people who have been identified as potential future leaders across a wide range of fields; including politics, business, the media, civil society, religion, and academia.

Applicants should be high calibre graduates with the personal, intellectual and interpersonal qualities necessary for leadership. Chevening Scholars come from over 150 countries worldwide (excluding the USA and the EU), and this year the Scholarships will support more than 1,500 individuals.


Applications for 2024-2025 Chevening Scholarships are open until 12.00 GMT on  7th November 2023.

For information about applying for a Chevening Scholarship for 2024-2025, please review the application guidelines on the Chevening Scholarships websites.

Chevening Scholarships

Frequently Asked Questions


The majority of funding comes from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. However, individual awards are co-sponsored by a wide range of international and local sponsors.

UK universities, including the University of Edinburgh, also contribute through joint scholarships, recognising the exceptional quality of Chevening Scholars.