Chevening Scholarships 2024: Opportunities for Pakistani Students in the UK
We are delighted to announce the availability of Chevening Scholarships for the year 2024. Chevening Scholarships, generously funded by the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office, offer an incredible opportunity for postgraduate students to pursue fully funded master’s degrees in the United Kingdom. This prestigious scholarship opens doors for Pakistani students who aspire to study at renowned British universities. The Chevening Scholarship Scheme comprises two distinct awards:
- Chevening Scholarships
- Chevening Fellowships
The selection process for both types of Chevening awards is highly competitive and conducted by British embassies and high commissions in various countries worldwide. For comprehensive information about the Chevening UK government scholarships, please review the details provided below.
Funding Details of Chevening Scholarship
Chevening Scholarships are fully funded and encompass the following benefits:
- Coverage of university tuition fees
- Monthly stipend
- Travel expenses to and from the UK
- Arrival and homeward departure allowances
- One visa application fee
- Travel grants for attending Chevening events in the UK
The contribution to tuition fees for a one-year postgraduate course through the Chevening Scholarship is approximately £18,500. Additionally, recipients receive an average stipend of £70–125 per week for shared housing or residence halls. This stipend covers essential living costs, including housing, utilities, food, and local transportation, with £65–86 allocated for utility bills (gas, water, electricity), and £20–40 weekly for both food and commuting expenses. It’s important to note that the monthly stipend should also cover medical and dental expenses, as Chevening Scholarship does not provide additional funding for healthcare.
Participating UK Universities for Chevening Scholarship
Nearly 48 universities in the United Kingdom serve as host institutions for the Chevening scholarship scheme. Some notable partner universities for Chevening scholarships include:
- University of Birmingham
- Bangor University
- Birkbeck, University of London
- Bournemouth University
- Brunel University
- Cardiff University
- Imperial College London
- University of Nottingham
- University of Salford Manchester
- University of Liverpool
Eligibility for Chevening Scholarship for Pakistani Students
To be eligible for a Chevening scholarship for Pakistan in 2024, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Hold citizenship of a Chevening-eligible country (Pakistani citizens are eligible)
- Commit to returning to their home country for a minimum of two years upon completion of the scholarship
- Possess an undergraduate degree that qualifies them for entry into a UK postgraduate program, typically equivalent to an upper second-class 2:1 honors degree in the UK
- Apply for a full-time master’s degree program lasting no less or more than 12 months
- Have a minimum of two years’ (equivalent to 2,800 hours) work experience
- Apply to three different eligible UK university courses and secure an unconditional offer from one of these options by the application deadline
There is no upper age limit for eligibility for a Chevening award.
Eligible Countries and Courses for Chevening Scholarship
Chevening scholarships are available to applicants from approximately 180 countries, including Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal, India, and Sri Lanka. To be eligible, the selected courses must meet the following criteria:
- Full-time courses
- Commencing in the autumn term (typically September/October)
- Taught master’s programs (excluding research-focused MRes programs)
- Leading to a master’s degree qualification
- Based in the UK
Non-Eligible Courses for Chevening Scholarship
Chevening Scholarships do not cover the following types of courses:
- Part-time programs
- Distance learning courses
- Programs lasting less than nine months or more than 12 months
- PhD or MPhil studies
- Courses that require more than one month of study outside the UK
How to Apply for Chevening Scholarship
Applying for a Chevening scholarship involves the following steps:
- Apply for admission to a one-year postgraduate course at a UK university.
- Obtain an unconditional acceptance letter from your chosen UK university by meeting their admission criteria and submitting required documents.
- Visit the Chevening scholarship application section.
- Select your country and level of study, and complete the Chevening scholarship application form.
- Apply to up to three UK universities for postgraduate courses related to each other.
- Choose the UK university you wish to apply to for postgraduate admission and follow their admission application instructions.
Chevening Scholarship Requirements
After completing a Chevening award, recipients must return to their home country. Requirements for a Chevening scholarship include:
- An undergraduate bachelor honors degree (four-year duration study program) with academic transcripts
- A minimum of two years of work experience (five years for Chevening Fellowships)
- English language proficiency test with required scores (e.g., IELTS/ PTE)
- Applying to postgraduate degree courses at one or three UK universities and securing an unconditional offer for one of these courses
- Valid passport and national identity card
Tips for Applying for Chevening Scholarship
- Apply online through the online application system (OAS).
- Use Google Chrome on a laptop or PC, as mobile or tablet applications may not be as effective.
- Ensure that the size and format of your documents meet the requirements: JPG, PNG, or PDF format, not exceeding 5MB in size.
- Keep file names under 50 characters.
Chevening Scholarship Application Deadline
Applicants are strongly advised to apply for Chevening Scholarships well in advance to avoid any last-minute complications. The Chevening Scholarships for the year 2024-2025 are now open with the following key dates:
- Application Start Date: 12 September 2023
- Application Deadline: 7 November 2023
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