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Applications for UK’s Chevening Scholarship closing on 5 Nov


Applications for Chevening Scholarships to study in the UK are closing on 5 November 2019, with applications to be submitted via www.chevening.org/apply.

Chevening Scholarships are awarded to individuals with leadership potential and strong academic backgrounds. The scholarship offers full financial support for future leaders to study for any eligible master’s degree at any UK university, whilst also gaining access to a wide range of exclusive academic, professional, and cultural experiences.

Since the programme was created in 1983, over 50,000 outstanding professionals have had the opportunity to develop in the UK through Chevening. There are more than 1,500 scholarships on offer globally for the 2020/2021 academic year, demonstrating the UK’s ongoing commitment towards developing the leaders of tomorrow.

Head of Scholarships at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Ben Coates, said:

‘Chevening represents the very best of the UK, welcoming exceptional people from across the world to study, grow, and thrive at some of the world’s best universities. Chevening can be a transformative experience, not just for the scholars, but for their communities and countries as they return and use the benefit of their UK experience to make a positive difference in their chosen field.

‘Our universities promote the creation and exchange of information and ideas, as well as the building of knowledge and networks. Chevening Scholars find themselves immersed in that world, and leave the UK after their studies having grown academically, professionally, and personally as a result.

‘Since the programme started in 1983, many of those selected for this scholarship have gone on to become respected leaders across a range of sectors. Being a part of the Chevening network instils a strong sense of pride and responsibility, I have seen this first hand and am consistently impressed by the passion and commitment of the scholars and alumni I meet.’

‘With our world facing countless challenges, the role that the Chevening community plays in building bridges and collaborating across borders to solve big issues is more important than ever.’

British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Sarah Hulton said:

“I loved meeting our Sri Lankan Chevening scholars for the current academic year before they left for the UK. Chevening supports promising scholars from across the globe to realize their ambitions. It opens new avenues, networks and opportunities for participants. I am looking forward to meeting and hearing the experiences of the Chevening scholars who have recently returned from UK after completing their Masters.

Chevening strengthens the vital people to people links between countries now and for the future. If you are an aspiring Masters student with ambition, academic strength and dedication to make a difference to Sri Lanka’s future. There is a lot to potentially gain from submitting a thoughtful application, so if you have what it takes to be a Chevening Scholar, I would encourage you to apply before the 5 November deadline.”

More information: Visit www.chevening.org/scholarships for detailed information on the eligibility criteria and scholarship specifications.

(Media Release)

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