March 28, 2023

Over 50,000 professionals, including 2,000 Pakistanis, have won Chevening scholarships since 1983. Program is offering more than 1,500 scholarships globally for the year 2023-24. It provides fully funded scholarships for a one-year Master’s degree in the UK.

The Acting British High Commissioner to Pakistan, Andrew Dalgleish, stated that the scholarships could be the perfect opportunity for those who want to “drive change” on a global scale.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must:

  • Be citizens of Chevening-eligible countries.
  • Return to the country for a minimum of two years after the scholarship ends.
  • Have fulfilled all the requirements of an undergraduate degree to gain entry into the master’s program.
  • Have a minimum of two years of work experience (2,800 hours).
  • Have applied to three different UK university courses and have received an offer from at least one of them.

Interested individuals will not be eligible to apply if they:

  • Hold a British or dual British citizenship (unless the applicant is a British Overseas Citizen, or has British nationality (overseas) and is applying from Hong Kong.
  • Are an employee, former employee, or relative of an employee of the British government or Chevening Partner organizations.
  • Have already studied in the UK on a UK government-funded scholarship.

    Required Application Documents

    • All academic certificates and degrees
    • Two reference letters
    • One unconditional offer from a UK university
    • A short biography about the applicant
    • Passport/National ID (for interview)

    Note that the referees should not be relatives or friends of the applicant. However, the referee must know the applicant in an academic or professional capacity.

    Chevening may request additional documents via email.

    How to Apply?

    The application for the scholarship will open on 2 August 2022, as announced by Chevening. Applicants have to register on the online portal to apply for the scholarship.


    • Payment of tuition fees
    • Economy class travel to and from the applicant’s home country
    • Arrival, departure, and travel top-up allowances a monthly stipend
      £75 for TB testing (where required).

    Selection Process

    • The shortlisted candidates are reviewed by reading committees that score them against Chevening, regional, and FCDO objectives.
    • They are evaluated by academic advisers from UK institutions.
    • Finally, the shortlisted candidates are invited for an interview at the British Embassy or the High Commission in their home country, which selects the final candidates.


      DateProcess Stage
      2 AugustApplications open
      1 NovemberApplications close
      2 NovemberChecking the eligibility criteria of the applicants
      Mid-Nov-DecAssessment of eligible candidates by reading committees, that send their scores to British Embassies/High Commissions
      Early-mid February 2023Shortlisted for interviews
      February-Late April 2023Deadline for submitting documents
      27 February to 28 April 2023Interview
      June 2023 onwardResults
      13 July 2023Offer Deadline
      September/October 2023Commencement of studies


      The application process closes on 1 November 2022.

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