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UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office Chevening Clore Fellowship in UK, 2019

UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office Chevening Clore Fellowship in UK, 2019

UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office are inviting applications for Chevening/Clore Fellowship for Mid-career Professionals. Fellowships are available for mid-career professionals.

Fellowship is provided in the arts and culture sector an exceptional opportunity to undertake an individually tailored professional development program in the UK.

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Chevening is the UK government’s international awards scheme aimed at developing global leaders since 1983. Funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organizations, Chevening offers two types of award – Chevening Scholarships and Chevening Fellowships – the recipients of which are personally selected by British Embassies and High Commissions throughout the world.

Brief Description

University or Organization: UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Department: NA
Course Level: Professional development program
Award: £14,000
Access Mode: Online
Number of Awards: NA
Nationality: Brazil, China, Egypt, India, Jordan, Mexico, and South Africa
The program can be taken in the UK
Application Deadline: Closed


  • Eligible Countries: Applications are invited from individuals from the following countries: Brazil, China, Egypt, India, Jordan, Mexico, and South Africa.
  • Entrance Requirements: To be eligible for a Chevening/Clore Fellowship, you must:
    • Intend to return to the country they were selected from at the end of the period of study.
    • Hold a degree that is equivalent to at least a good UK second-class honours degree or have equivalent professional training and/or experience.
    • Have completed at least five years’ (or higher as required by the Clore Leadership Programme) work, or equivalent experience, by the end of September in the year prior to the academic year for which the fellowship applies (e.g. by September 2019 for courses starting from September 2020).
    • Meet the minimum requirements in accordance with the main fellowships scheme.
    • Not hold dual nationality where one nationality is British (other than for nationals exempt from this requirement listed in the Chevening Guidance for Applicants).
    • Not be employees, employees’ relatives (or former employees who have left employment less than two years before) of Her Majesty’s Government including the FCO (including FCO Posts), the British Council, DFID, MOD, BIS, UKTI and UKBA, the Association of Commonwealth Universities or the Clore Leadership Programme or any of their wholly-owned subsidiaries.

    Applicants who have previously received a financial benefit from a HMG-funded scholarship or fellowship are eligible to apply after a period of five years following the completion of their first HMG-funded award and are required to demonstrate their career progression from that point.

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How to Apply

  • How to Apply: Apply through your country fellowships page, via the country links listed above.
  • Language Requirements: In order to receive a Chevening Award, all applicants must demonstrate that they have fulfilled the Chevening English language requirement. We advise all applicants to ensure they have fulfilled the English language requirement as early as possible by either:
  • Taking an English language test
  • Claiming an exemption based on the UKVI exempt categories


A Chevening Clore Leadership Fellowship includes a training budget of up to £14,000 to cover:

    • Up to two return economy flights from your home country to the UK to undertake fellowship activities
    • Accommodation while in the UK
    • Living expenses while in the UK
    • A period of secondment for approximately eight weeks at a cultural institution in the UK
    • Individually tailored fellowship learning plan which may include participation in courses conferences and other professional development activities in the UK
    • Course and conference fees within the UK
    • Training and development costs within the UK
    • Travel in the UK

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