Chevening scholarships are the United Kingdom (UK) government’s scholarship programme; usually awarded to scholars wishing to undertake postgraduate courses at UK universities. 

Chevening Scholarships at Imperial College are awarded to scholars with a high level of academic excellence and outstanding leadership potential, from across the globe. The scholarship may be a full or partial scholarship and awarded to scholars for any master’s programme.

Applications for 2024-25 Chevening Scholarships are now closed. The deadline for applications was 12:00 GMT (midday UK time) on Tuesday 7 November 2023.


To be considered for The Chevening scholarships you must:

  1. be able to demonstrate that you have achieved a minimum English language requirement. All Imperial College students must have a good command of the English language. Please see the Imperial College London English language requirement webpage for full details of entry requirements.
  2. be a citizen of a Chevening-eligible country or territory at the time of applying for the award, and intend to return there at the end of the period of study (please see the Chevening Scholarships: frequently asked questions page‌)
  3. hold a degree that is equivalent to at least an upper second-class 2:1 honours degree. Further information on UK degree equivalency can be found from UK ENIC (formerly UK NARIC)
  4. have completed at least two years' work experience
  5. return to your country of citizenship for a minimum of two years after your award has ended
  6. apply to three different eligible UK university courses and have received an unconditional offer from one of these choices by 17:00 BST (UK time) on 11 July 2024.

How to apply

Prospective students should apply and submit applications electronically and directly through the Chevening website. It is also strongly recommend that you simultaneously apply to Imperial College indicating which course you wish to study. 

What the scholarship includes

  1. the full cost of (overseas) tuition fees (except for the MBA -  There is a fee cap applied to MBA programmes that requires you to cover any additional cost over £22,000)
  2. a full maintenance allowance
  3. some additional costs
  4. a return airfare to your home country.

Further details on what a Chevening scholarship cover is available on the Chevening website.

If you have any questions about the programme, please contact the Student Financial Support Team at

For more information on the Chevening Scholarships programme, please refer to The Chevening website.