Chevening scholars

Chevening is the UK Government's international awards scheme funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations.


They offer two types of award - Chevening Scholarships and Chevening fellowships - giving the opportunity for future leaders and influencers from all over the world to develop professionally and academically, network extensively, experience UK culture, and build lasting positive relationships with the UK.

The 2018 Chevening Scholars group

In April 2018 the University of Sheffield hosted the Chevening workshop with the Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures. We invited all the Chevening Scholars in the UK to attend sessions on what sustainability means and how it can be applied in everyday life.

My favourite thing about Sheffield is the greenery and the lovely people who live here. I have met so many new people and learnt about many new cultures.

Vidya Rubini Rani Kanagarajah

Chevening scholar 2017-18

How do I apply?

Applications must be submitted via the Chevening website.

Please refer to the guidance on the website before applying, including the frequently asked questions. Check deadlines carefully, as applications received after the deadline may not be considered.

You should also refer to the country pages on the Chevening website which contain guidance for applicants from your country, including priority subject areas.

Application process

You can find all the dates and the application process on the Chevening website.

Upcoming events for offer holders and enquirers

We're running a series of information sessions, student panels and virtual activities to help you understand what Sheffield has to offer.

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International Merit Scholarships

We offer a generous package of financial support for international students including 75 undergraduate scholarships worth £10,000 towards the annual tuition fee and 125 postgraduate taught scholarships worth £5,000 towards the tuition fee. Applications are now open for existing offer holders.