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Chevening Scholarship Application Tips For Applicants

Chevening scholarship is highly competitive and there is a need for you to prepare your application in a way that will make you successful.

Chevening wants to see the sincerity in your application and that can be possible by giving examples to every achievements you want to state.

Chevening Application Tips For Applicant

On one of the videos of Chevening on their twitter page, they interviewed one of their scholars about their top chevening application tips. And the tips below were what Tinuoluwa Adelegan (Corporate communications, marketing and public relations, University of Leeds,) said:

Your application must be as sincere as possible. When it comes to the application, it’s about what you have been able to do with your time, with your skill, with your profession, and it’s very important that you are able to not just say what you have done but use examples as well. So actually mention how you have made an impact because the most important thing by the time you return, you need to go and make the difference in your country. So it’s very important that chevening sees that you are actually making impact before you apply.

From the above chevening application tips, the key points are:

  1. You must be making real impact in your country before you apply
  2. Your application must be possible
  3. Your achievements: what you done with your time, skill, and profession
  4. You must be able to give examples after you have stated your achievements

Another top chevening application tips from Andres O’ Farrell (Msc Public Management and Governance, LSE,)

Have a plan. Be ready to explain why you want to study in UK and what you expect to get out of the programme and especially how you expect this programme will help you to help others.

Applications for Chevening Scholarships and some Fellowships opens  for opportunities to study in the UK . In order to apply, kindly click on

Chevening English language tests

You are free to take tests more than once in order to meet the Chevening English language requirement. Please note that Chevening does not pay for costs associated with English language testing. You are responsible for booking and paying for costs associated with these tests.

Chevening accepts English language tests from five providers:

  • Academic IELTS
  • Pearson PTE Academic
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CEA)
  • Trinity ISE II (B2)

Academic IELTS

Overall score of 6.5 with a minimum score in each component of

Listening (5.5)

Reading (5.5)

Speaking (5.5)

Writing (5.5)

Recommended: IELTS Fess, location, and test dates

Pearson PTE Academic

Overall score of 58 with a minimum score in each component of

Listening (42)

Reading (42)

Speaking (42)

Writing (42)


Overall score of 79 with a minimum score in each component of

Listening (17)

Reading (18)

Speaking (20)

Writing (17)

Cambridge English: Advanced (CEA)

Overall score of 176 with a minimum score in each component of

Listening (162)

Reading (162)

Speaking (162)

Writing (162)

Trinity ISE II (B2)

Overall pass and minimum pass in each skill across both modules:

Listening (2)

Reading (15)

Speaking (8)

Writing (14)

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