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External scholarships

The following sources of funding are available to students from outside the EU who wish to study in the UK:

Remember that partner awards (including Chevening awards) are not administered by Kingston University so please do not use our application form.

Chevening awards

Chevening Scholarships are the UK government's global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. The Scholarships are awarded to outstanding scholars with leadership potential. Awards are typically for a one-year masters degree.

Who can apply for a Chevening Scholarship?

Chevening Scholarships are for talented people who have been identified as potential future leaders across a wide range of fields; including politics, business, the media, civil society, religion, and academia. Applicants should be high-calibre graduates with the personal, intellectual and interpersonal qualities necessary for leadership. Chevening Scholars come from more than 110 countries worldwide (excluding the USA and the EU). Please visit the Chevening website for more information about eligibility criteria. 

How to apply
For information on how and when to apply for a Chevening Scholarship, sign up now for alerts and read the guidance for applicants at Full information about deadlines and priority subjects for countries which offer Chevening Scholarships will be available on the country pages of

Marshall Scholarships

British Marshall Scholarships help finance Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the UK. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office funds them. Up to 40 scholarships are awarded each year.

The scholarships are for study at any UK university. They cover two years of study in any discipline at either undergraduate or postgraduate level, including:

  • tuition fees
  • cost of living expenses
  • a books grant
  • research and daily travel
  • air fares
  • a contribution towards the support of a dependent spouse (if applicable)

For further information visit the Marshall Scholarships website.

Commonwealth Scholarships

Through the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC), the British Government makes over 800 scholarships and fellowships for postgraduate study and professional development each year to applicants form Commonwealth countries. These awards can cover:

  • master degrees; and
  • split-site scholarships for PhD candidates

All awards are made strictly on the basis of academic merit and their potential to contribute to the needs of their home countries. Commonwealth Scholarships and Fellowships in the UK are funded by the Department for International Development (for developing Commonwealth countries) and the Department for Education (for developed Commonwealth countries), in conjunction with UK universities.

For further information, visit the GOV.UK website.

Fullbright Awards Programme

The Fulbright Programme aims to promote cultural understanding with the US and other countries. There are approximately 20 awards available each year for US citizens to study in the UK, including scholarships for postgraduate study and scholarships and fellowships for lecturing and/or research.

For further information contact:

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