Scholarships and bursaries

Information for international 2017/18 undergraduates

Scholarships for international applicants

A prestigious scholarship or bursary could help fund your studies

If you’re an outstanding international student, you could receive one of the following:

External scholarships

You could also consider applying for an external scholarship. Explore the tab below to find out more about the Chevening Scholarship.

Chevening Scholarship

Award: Most scholarships cover tuition fees, a living allowance, a return airfare to the UK, plus grants to cover essential expenditure. Some scholarships cover either tuition fees or allowances.

What is it?

Chevening Scholarships is the UK government’s global scholarship programme, which is funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations.

Most Chevening Scholarships cover:

  • tuition fees
  • a living allowance (at a set rate for one individual)
  • an economy class return airfare to the UK
  • additional grants to cover essential expenditure

However, some scholarships cover part of the cost of studying in the UK. For example, tuition fees only or allowances only.

Chevening Scholarship alumni

Chevening alumni have an excellent record of rising to positions of leadership across a wide range of fields, including politics, business, the media, civil society, religion, and academia. Alumni include Baldwin Spencer, the Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Anote Tong, the President of Kiribati and Jorma Ollila, the Non-Executive Chairman of Royal Dutch Shell and Chairman of NOKIA.

Some Chevening Scholarship alumni work as MPs, leading journalists, or policy advisers to non-governmental organizations and think tanks. Others occupy senior positions in commercial organisations. Where could a Chevening Scholarship take you?

Learn more about the Chevening Scholarship