UK triples Chevening Scholarships for developing countries

Chevening-Scholarships-2015-2016Islamabad: The British Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s flagship global scholarship programme, the Chevening Scholarship budget has been tripled for the academic year 2015/16, reported.

Application process would commence in the summer of 2014.

The additional funding will allow more than 1,000 students from developing countries to avail the Chevening Scholarship to study at UK universities. In the academic year2015-16, more than 1,500 Chevening Scholars would be visiting UK.

Spokesperson of British High Commission in Pakistan stated that, “Chevening Scholarships are an important element in supporting Britain’s work overseas. The increase in Chevening Scholarships for 2015-16 will boost the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s reach and efforts to engage in developing countries and emerging powers. It will increase the number of outstanding young professionals, who have already displayed exceptional leadership talents, studying in the UK.”

All member countries on the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Development Assistance Committee (OECD-DAC) list of Official Development Assistance (ODA) recipients will be eligible for additional scholarship places. The distribution of these places will be decided in the coming months and will be determined by the UK’s security and prosperity priorities in developing countries and emerging powers.

Applications for Chevening Scholarships must be submitted online at the official website. Applicants should read the online guidance and be able to demonstrate how they meet the Chevening selection criteria before submitting an application. Further details of closing dates and priority subject areas will be available on the country pages of the official website.

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