by Hafsat

I Need A 2.1 Or A First Class 

No you don’t! You can get a Chevening Scholarship with 2:2 or even a 3rd Class degree or their equivalent as long as you can prove that you have what it takes to be a good leader. Leadership qualities are best showcased by the actual act of being a leader. 

I heard that you can also apply with a HND. I have not confirmed it.

I Can Stay Back In The UK After My Studies

By accepting the Chevening scholarship, you have also accepted all the T&C that comes with it. One of the most important is that you have to go back to your country after the completion of your studies or reimburse the money.

I Need Someone to Write My Essays


Can you get someone to help you live your life? Chevening application is a personal business. 

This is your chance to write your story in a bid to pitch yourself to Chevening. Refer to leadership and networking essay tips.

 It just doesn’t say much about you as a leader to delegate such an important task to anyone. Write, rewrite and rewrite again until it feels just right. Believe me, you will value your award that much more.

I Have To Pay To Have My Essays Written or Reviewed

No! You do not. I have never met a scholar who paid to get their essay written (though to be fair if by any odd chance someone did, they wouldn’t tell). You may likely be wasting your money because there’s nothing a thorough research will not reveal.

Anyone that pays to have his essay written should just recall what they say about shortcuts… Next, you’ll probably pay to have your interview done.

For essay review, you could honestly get the input of any academic writer or Chevening scholar or alumni.

I Can’t Get Chosen As A First Time Applicant

Of course you can, this is my first scholarship application ever(not just with Chevening). And I got it! Debunk that Myth.

I Need 2 Year Of Office Work Experience 

Not necessarily. If you have experience as a volunteer or an intern for the required number of hours, it will count just the same.

My Current Work Experience Must Be In The Same Field As My Proposed Study Field.

Definitely not. I have no formal background in psychology, yet here we are. I am a lawyer by training with 5 years post call experience in a law office.

Chevening Award Undergraduate and Doctoral Scholarships.

Chevening only awards masters scholarships and fellowships.

I Need Admission Into A University, A Passport, Transcript, and Reference letter Upon Application 

You need to upload all of the above only after being shortlisted for an interview. Therefore, unless you already have them handy, it will be wiser to concentrate on the application before securing them.

NOTE– I shall not write essays for anyone. I have also filled up the essay editing slots that I have. So I am equally not in a position to review or edit essays. I am also not sharing my essays.

Best of luck in your application.

From Hafsat, With Love


Adebisi August 24, 2022 - 1:28 am

You have done well, Hafsat.

Congratulations and thank you for sharing this.

Aisha Shaibu August 24, 2022 - 5:06 am

Thanks so much Hafsat for taking time to share your experience and tips with us. May the Almighty put Barakah (Blessings) in your award and may it be of great value and relevance to you in both worlds.


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