Scholarship Overview

  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Scholarship Type: Merit-based
  • Institutions: Chevening
  • Funded by: Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and partners
  • Tuition Type: Full sponsorship
  • Degree Program: Fellowship
  • Scholarship Amount: Full sponsorship and other benefits
  • Separate Application Required?: Yes
  • Deadline: 6 March, 2024.

Scholarship Benefits

A Chevening Clore Leadership Fellowship offers a fixed training budget that encompasses:

  • Round-trip economy flights, up to a maximum of two, from your country of origin to the UK for fellowship-related engagements.
  • Lodging arrangements during your stay in the UK.
  • Subsistence allowances for your living expenses while in the UK.
  • A period of attachment, lasting approximately 4-6 weeks, at a cultural institution based in the UK.
  • A tailored fellowship learning plan designed specifically for you, which may involve participating in courses, attending conferences, and engaging in other professional development activities in the UK.
  • Fees associated with courses and conferences taking place within the UK.
  • Costs associated with training and development activities conducted within the UK.
  • Travel expenses incurred within the UK for fellowship-related purposes.


We welcome applications from individuals originating from the following countries:

  • Brazil, China, Lebanon, Egypt, India, Jordan, South Africa, Mexico.
  • To be eligible for a Chevening Clore Leadership Fellowship, applicants must fulfill the following requirements:
  • Intend to return to their country of origin at the end of the study period.
  • Possess a degree equivalent to at least a good second-class honours degree in the UK, or have equivalent professional training and/or experience.
  • Have a minimum of five years of work experience or equivalent by the end of 2023.
  • Meet the minimum requirements set forth by the main fellowships scheme.
  • Demonstrate a good working knowledge of English, which will be assessed through the application form and potential interview.
  • Not hold British citizenship or dual British citizenship.
  • Not be a current or former employee, or a relative* of an employee of His Majesty’s Government, including the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, British Embassies/High Commissions, the Home Office, the Ministry of Defence, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the Department for International Trade, the UKVI, the British Council, a sponsoring UK university, or a staff member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities within the past two years from the opening of Chevening applications.

How to apply

Click here to apply for this fellowship.

Additional Information

The Chevening Clore Leadership Fellowship is a collaborative initiative between the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and Clore Leadership. This fellowship presents a remarkable opportunity for mid-career professionals in the arts and culture sector to participate in a customized leadership program based in the UK. The partnership is supported by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, which provides funding for up to five international fellows. These fellows join a cohort consisting of around 20 individuals from both the UK and various international locations, all participating in the prestigious Clore Leadership Fellowship Programme.

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