Are you in search of a current UK Scholarships that is fully funded for Nigerians? Then Chevening Scholarships Funded by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and partner organisations is a great opportunity for you to explore.
Becoming a beneficiary of UK 2024 Chevening Commonwealth Scholarships is remarkably straightforward. In this scholarship portal, we will outline the key factors and guide you on how to secure a scholarship through the challenging application and interview process of this scholarship.
Odera Akpata, a Chevening Scholar pursuing International Business at the University of Warwick, UK, emphasized, “Reflecting on my last two applications, I am assured that great things happen to those who never give up”
Chevening Scholarships are granted to individuals showcasing intellectual prowess, leadership potential, and a dedicated commitment to fostering their home country’s development.
Note: Applications for 2024-2025 Chevening Scholarships are now open from 12 September 2023 to 7 November 2023!
About Chevening Scholarship
Chevening, sponsored by the UK government and financed by the Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office, in collaboration with partner organizations, offers fully funded master’s degree scholarships for a one-year study program in the UK.
In the previous year, 2023, Chevening received 62,000 applications globally, including over 14,000 from Nigeria. Among these applicants, 127 Nigerians were granted Chevening and Commonwealth UK scholarships to pursue a diverse range of master’s degrees and Ph.D. programs. In total, 1,500 students will be awarded this prestigious scholarship.
With a global network of over 55,000 alumni, Chevening cultivates leaders and innovators who are making significant contributions across various professional domains. Explore these pages to discover the remarkable achievements of this inspiring community.
What is covered by a Chevening Scholarship?
The Chevening Programme provides a customized engagement experience, facilitating opportunities for scholars to connect with peers, alumni, prominent speakers, and partner organizations. Awardees receive the following benefits:
- Payment of tuition fees
- Economy travel to and from their country of residence via an approved route (for the scholar only)
- An arrival allowance
- The cost of an entry clearance (visa) application (for the scholar only)
- A departure allowance
- A contribution of up to £75 for TB testing, if necessary
- A travel top-up allowance
- A monthly personal living allowance (stipend) to cover accommodation and living expenses. The stipend amount varies based on whether the scholar is studying inside or outside London. These rates are subject to yearly review
To be eligible for a Chevening Scholarship, you need to:
- Be a citizen of a Chevening-eligible country or territory.
- Commit to returning to your country of citizenship for a minimum of two years after completing the scholarship.
- Have fulfilled all requirements for an undergraduate degree that qualifies you for admission to a postgraduate program at a UK university by the application deadline. Typically, this requires having an upper second-class 2:1 honours degree in the UK, although specific criteria might vary depending on your chosen course and university.
- Have at least two years of work experience, equivalent to 2,800 hours.
- Apply to three different eligible UK university courses and receive an unconditional offer from one of these choices by the specified deadline on the application timeline.