Chevening Scholarships UK for Indian Students (Deadline 31 December)

Chevening Scholarships are prestigious awards available to international students for study in the United Kingdom.

The scholarships, which are named after Chevening House in Kent, the official country residence of the Foreign Secretary, are available in more than 100 countries and around 1000 new Chevening Scholarships are awarded globally each year. Chevening scholarships offer an ideal opportunity for professionals not only to study their chosen subject, but also to meet and network with their peers in the unique learning atmosphere that the UK provides. The ultimate objective is to benefit their countries upon their return.

Candidates are selected by the British Embassy/British High Commission. The programme is managed by the British Council, on behalf of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Chevening Network

Once you have been selected for a Chevening scholarship you automatically become a member of the Chevening on-line Community. There are over 30 thousand Chevening scholars, Fellows and alumni covering the 25 years of the scheme. That is a huge resource of people and information. You will have access through some areas of interest into the heart of British Government. And soon you will be able to talk to directly to the policy makers in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. You can do all this and more as a Chevening scholar. We see the scholarship as just the start of your relationship with us.


Competition for Chevening scholarships is intense, and only one in every 25 applicants is successful. A typical successful applicant would be:

* A graduate with proven academic skills.
* Committed to return to their country and contribute to the socio-economic development of their country through implementing new skills and knowledge acquired in the UK.
* Be able to show at interview that they possess the personal qualities to benefit from their scholarship and use it to succeed in their chosen career.
* Have a clear idea how their scholarship will benefit their country on their return.
* Have good English Language skills and must have an IELTS of 6.5 for admission onto Postgraduate courses.

Contact details in India

I) British Council Division, 17 Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi 110001
Phone number – +91 (0) 11 23711401
Fax number – +91 (0) 11 23710717
E-mail address –

II) British Council Division, British Deputy High Commission, 737 Anna Salai, Chennai- 600002
Phone number +91 (0) 44 42050600
Fax number – +91 (0) 44 42050688
E-mail address –

III) British Council Division
Mittal Tower, “C” Wing, 2nd Floor, Nariman Point, Mumbai 400 021
Phone number + 91 (0) 22 22790101
Fax number + 91 (0) 22 2285 2024
Email address –

IV) British Council Division
L& T Chambers, First Floor, 16 Camac Street, Kolkata – 700017
Phone number +91 (0) 33 22825370
Fax number +91 (0) 33 22824804
Email address –

Application Deadline 2009/10 = Date – (31/12/2008)

British Council / FCO Embassy Links

One comment to this article

  1. debjani sen

    on April 6, 2011 at 3:00 am - Reply

    dear madam/sir
    I have got admission in the University of surrey and due to financial problem I need scholarship so do I apply for the scholarship?

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