Don’t fall for the same errors that past applicants have made.

Don’t fall for the same errors that past applicants have made.

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Here are samples of the absolute most errors that are common Chevening applicants have made in their application form. As a result of these errors, applications are deemed ineligible and applicants are not taken through to the next stage for the competition.

Should your application has been deemed ineligible, please refer to the below to know what error you may have made. If you’re yet to fill out an application, read this in order to prevent making the mistakes that are same have.

Applicants must correctly answer all parts of the eligibility pre-screen to be able to access the program form. An answer that is incorrect one of these simple questions would end in the applicant failing the pre-screen stage of this application.

Application form

Applicants must correctly complete all areas of the application form to be considered eligible. Only eligible applications will be processed. Listed here are the chapters of the program form where applicants are making the essential common errors.

Personal stats

Applicants who indicate they will have dual citizenship through the United Kingdom can not be considered for an award.

Work experience

Applicants have to have worked a minimum of 2,800 hours. People who cannot demonstrate that the minimum has been worked by them quantity of hours is not considered for a scholarship.

Your projects experience will be calculated automatically by multiplying the amount of weeks worked by the amount of hours worked per week. A working week comprises 35-60 hours and a working year comprises 40-50 weeks for this calculation.

Some common errors applicants made are:

  • Not meeting the number that is minimum of worked ahead of submitting their application.
  • Not entering the correct final amount of weeks worked for each year of employment.
  • Entering an unrealistic number of hours or weeks worked (e.g. 2,000 hours as opposed to 20 hours each week).
  • Entering the same work experience entry more than once.

UK university

Applicants who enter duplicate courses during the same universities cannot be looked at for a scholarship. Applicants must select three different courses.


This portion of the applying form requires the applicant to correctly answer a true number of statements to be considered eligible. If an applicant is not able to verify why these statements connect with them, they shall be deemed ineligible.

Applicants are asked to believe carefully and select one of many two options available against each statement (e.g. ‘Yes’ or ‘No’).

It is an example of a statement that the applicant will be asked to answer: ‘I confirm that I’m not employed (and now have not been employed since 1 July 2017) in a permanent or temporary role in the next organisations; Her Majesty’s Government, the British Council, or even the Association of Commonwealth Universities’. Then this indicates the applicant is employed by one of these institutions and therefore cannot be considered for an award if an applicant answers ‘No.

Application questions word count

Applicants must meet up with the minimum word count in the essay questions. If the word that is minimum is not met, the application will soon be deemed ineligible.


All applications are run through plagiarism software, which compares this content regarding the application against online sources. If an commits that are applicant, they’ll certainly be disqualified. Applicants are permitted to insert quotations but must acknowledge the source as they would in an essay that is academic.

Utilization of English language

Applicants must complete the applying form in English. In the event that application form is not finished in English, it will be deemed ineligible.

All Chevening applications needs to be submitted through our online application system. Here’s some tips on how best to utilize it.

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