Pakistani students can now apply for the Chevening Scholarship as applications are open till 1st November 2022.
Chevening is the UK government’s international scholarship programme funded by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and partner organisations.
This scholarship allows the individual selected to study in the UK for a full year on a fully funded master’s degree course. There are many benefits to being selected, including fully funded tuition fees, access to some of the best quality education in the world, exclusive networking opportunities, and the chance to explore the UK’s diverse culture.
How to Apply for Chevening Scholarship 2022
Here’s what you need to know:
In order to apply, all candidates must have their education documents, references, and one unconditional UK university offer. If you are selected, you will be asked to submit these documents.
References are an integral part of Chevening’s selection process. You must supply the names of two referees when you submit your application. If your application is progressed to the next stage of the process, you will be required to upload two reference letters to the online application system by the relevant deadline.*
Who can be a Referee?
They should be people who can comment on your general suitability to receive a Chevening Scholarship or Fellowship. Referees should be known to you, either in an academic or professional capacity. They should not be a relative or close personal friends.
Common Errors to Avoid
Applicants must correctly answer all parts of the eligibility pre-screen in order to access the application form. An incorrect answer to one of these questions would result in the applicant failing the pre-screen stage of the application.
Applicants must correctly complete all parts of the application form to be considered eligible. Only eligible applications will be processed. Below are the sections of the application form where applicants have made the most common errors.
Applicants who indicate they have dual citizenship from the United Kingdom cannot be considered for an award.
Applicants are required to have worked a minimum of 2,800 hours. Those who cannot demonstrate that they have worked the minimum number of hours cannot be considered for a scholarship.
Your work experience will be calculated automatically by multiplying the number of weeks worked by the number of hours worked per week. For this calculation, a working week comprises 35-60 hours and a working year comprises 40-50 weeks.
Some common errors applicants made are:
- Not meeting the minimum number of hours worked prior to submitting their application
- Not entering the correct total number of weeks worked for each year of employment
- Entering an unrealistic number of hours or weeks worked (e.g. 2,000 hours rather than 20 hours per week)
- Entering the same work experience entry more than once
- Applicants who enter duplicate courses at the same universities cannot be considered for a scholarship. Applicants must select three different courses
- Applicants should not repeat answers to any of the essay questions and should enter new and original answers for each of the four questions
- Applicants must complete the application form in English
Selection Updates & Timelines
Candidates will receive daily updates via email. You can also check your status on the online application system.
What’s Included in the Chevening Scholarship?
As Chevening Scholarships are fully-funded, your rewards include:
- 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
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