Chevening scholarship South Africa Applications are now Open, Apply Now!
Chevening in South Africa, Study in the UK, where ideas come alive.
- Open for applications until 3 November 2020, at 12:00 (GMT)
Chevening is the UK Government’s international awards scheme aimed at developing global leaders. Funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations, Chevening offers two types of award – Chevening Scholarships and Chevening Fellowships – the recipients of which are personally selected by British embassies and high commissions throughout the world. These scholarships are awarded to outstanding professionals from South Africa and beyond to pursue a one-year master’s degree in any subject at any UK university.
Degree level: Master’s
Applications for 2021/2022 Chevening Scholarships are now open until 12:00 (midday) GMT on 3 November 2020.
Chevening is the UK Government’s global scholarship programme that offers future leaders the unique opportunity to study in the UK. These scholarships are awarded to outstanding professionals from all over the world to pursue a one-year master’s degree in any subject at any UK university.
Chevening provides fully-funded scholarships, leaving you free to focus on achieving your academic goals and enjoying the experience of a lifetime. You will live and study in the UK for a year, during which time you will develop professionally and academically, grow your network, experience UK culture, and build lasting positive relationships with the UK.
If you have ambition, leadership qualities, and a strong academic background, we encourage you to apply during the application window.
All Chevening applicants must submit their education documents, references, and one unconditional UK university offer. The deadlines for these required documents are in the application timeline. Use the ‘update my application’ button above to upload them.
If you are eventually conditionally selected for a Chevening Scholarship, it is essential that you have submitted these documents in order to remain in the process.
Selection updates and timelines
If you applied for a 2021/2022 Chevening Scholarship you will receive email updates about your application status at each step of the selection process. You can also check your status on the online application system. Log in using the details you registered with. Take a look at the Chevening application timeline and our FAQs for a better understanding of the upcoming stages of the selection process.
Due to the large number of applications received each year, we are unable to provide individual application status updates or feedback to unsuccessful applicants. Please do not contact your British embassy or high commission with application enquiries.
You may wish to review the guidelines below to help you with the next steps.
- References > https://www.chevening.org/apply/references
- Interviews > https://www.chevening.org/apply/interviews
How to Apply For Chevening scholarship South Africa
What is included?
As Chevening Scholarships are fully-funded, your award includes the following:
- university tuition fees
- a monthly stipend
- travel costs to and from the UK
- an arrival allowance
- a homeward departure allowance
- the cost of one visa application
- a travel grant to attend Chevening events in the UK
How could a Chevening Scholarship help you achieve your career goals?
Demonstrating leadership qualities and showcasing how your Chevening experience will bring you closer to achieving your career goals is crucial to submitting a successful Chevening application.
Chevening Application Details and Guidelines
Chevening recommends that you review the following pages to help you prepare your application:
Applications open now!
If you have ambition, leadership potential, a strong academic background, and are looking to bring your ideas to life, we encourage you to apply for a Chevening Scholarship.
- Be a citizen of a Chevening-eligible country or territory.
- Return to your country of citizenship for a minimum of two years after your award has ended.
Read more on Chevening eligibility here> Eligibility
Applications are open from 3 September 2020 to 3 November 2020 at 12:00 GMT. No applications after the deadline will be considered.
Scholarship Benefits/What is included in the scholarship?
Chevening provides fully-funded scholarships, leaving recipients free to focus on achieving their professional goals and enjoying the experience of a lifetime. Chevening Scholars will live and study in the UK for a year, during which time they will develop professionally and academically, network extensively, experience UK culture, and build lasting positive relationships with the UK.
The scholarship covers
– university tuition fees
– a monthly stipend
– travel costs to and from the UK
– an arrival allowance
– a homeward departure allowance
– the cost of one visa application
– a travel grant to attend Chevening events in the UK
Who can apply?
– South African citizens.
– Commitment to return to South Africa for a minimum of two years after your award has ended.
– Have an undergraduate degree that will enable you to gain entry onto a postgraduate programme at a UK university (this is typically equivalent to an upper second-class 2:1 honours degree in the UK).
– Have at least two years’ work experience.
– Apply to three different eligible UK university courses and have received an unconditional offer from one of these choices by 15 July 2021.
Fields of Study
– Any one year master’s offered by UK universities.
– The courses you choose must be full-time, and:
Start in the autumn term (usually September/October)
Taught master’s (i.e. not research-focused MRes programmes)
Lead to a master’s degree qualification
Be based in the UK
Applications for Chevening Scholarships can only be submitted using the Chevening online application system. Go to https://www.chevening.org/scholarship/south-africa/ for more information.
The process of selecting Chevening Scholars takes a minimum of eight months from the application deadline to when scholars are conditionally selected for an award. The timeline can be viewed at https://www.chevening.org/scholarships/application-timeline/
Please visit for Chevening Scholarship website for enquiries.
Documents and links:
- Chevening Scholarships website
- UK university courses
- Online application system
- Technical support
- Work experience
- Common Errors
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