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Chevening Scholarship

Fully funded Postgraduate studies in the United Kingdom (UK), including paid flights, accommodation, and a monthly allowance, sounds like a dream come true?

Last year, 39 Malaysian high achievers made their dreams come true by being awarded the prestigious Chevening Scholarship, joining other great Malaysians such as the 12th Inspector-General of Police, Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador and former Managing Director of Khazanah Nasional, Tan Sri Azman Mokhtar.

Understanding the Chevening Scholarship

What is the Chevening Scholarship?

The Chevening Scholarship is a highly coveted scholarship program funded by the UK government for outstanding individuals to have access to a fully-funded postgraduate study in the UK.

Who is Chevening?

Chevening is the UK government’s international scholarships and fellowships programme.

What are the Chevening’s objectives?

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and partner organisations fund students’ education to showcase the positive impact towards the student’s home country, as a result of the UK education system.

Who is eligible?

  • Malaysians & other Chevening-eligible countries
  • Individuals with at least 2 years of working experience
  • Individuals with a Bachelor’s degree (with at least upper second class)

Who should apply?

Students who meet the above requirements and wish to pursue their UK Postgraduate Taught course studies for free!

What is the Chevening Scholarship coverage?

  • Payment of full tuition fees
  • Economy flight ticket (round-trip)
  • Visa
  • Arrival & travel top-up allowance
  • A contribution of up to £75 for TB testing (mandatory testing)
  • A monthly living allowance (stipend)

What are the benefits other than free education?

  1. Opportunities to engage with UK diplomatic mission in country on bilateral policy issues
  2. Professional Advancement and learning opportunities
  3. Exclusive networking events

Application Timeline

* dates might be adjusted nearing deadlines

2 August 2023: Applications are open
1 November 2023: Applications are closed
2 November 2023: Applications are sifted against eligibility criteria
Early to Mid February 2024: Applicants are shortlisted for interviews
27 February to 28 April 2024: Interviews
June 2024 Onwards: Results!
13 July 2024: Deadline to receive and submit 1 unconditional UK university offer
September / October 2024: Your Postgraduate studies commence!

Application Requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Degree Certificate and Degree Transcript (at least upper-second class)
  • Minimum one unconditional UK university offer
  • 2 reference letters

Apply with AUG

AUG has been established since 1995, representing over 700+ institutions across the world. We provide free counselling and application services to UK universities, and would be elated to assist you on your journey to be a Chevening Scholar.

Alternatively if you would like to know more about Chevening Scholarship, pre-register for our exclusive Chevening Scholarship Information Session hosted by the Chevening Scholarships and Partnerships Officer.


  1. We received 748 applications for, and two recipients from Sarawak.
  2. Notable Chevening alumnus in Malaysia, are 51,000 Chevening alumni worldwide.
  3. Chevening Scholarships and Fellowships are,of potential and of prestige.
  4. Chevening Scholarship eligibility.