Candidates seeking a postgraduate scholarship in the United Kingdom for 2013/14 can now register their interest, thanks to a new website.
The site, www.chevening.org, has been launched to give details of Chevening Scholarships, the UK government’s global scholarship programme. The Scholarships, which are funded by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations, operate in over 100 countries worldwide, and this year will support about 700 students, including 14 from South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland. Awards are typically for a one-year Master’s degree, in any subject and at any UK university.
According to Dame Nicola Brewer, British High Commissioner to South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland, the new website aims to make the Scholarships more accessible than ever before.
“By registering their interest in advance, candidates will receive alerts at key stages in the process, including when applications open, and find out more about the process and priorities”.
She emphasised that Scholarships are aimed particularly at high quality candidates who are likely to assume leadership roles in their future careers.
“There are no age limits, but candidates who have already demonstrated leadership potential will be particularly welcome”.
We are particularly keen to attract candidates from South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland with a background in science and technology, conflict prevention, economics and business.
In addition to giving details of the Chevening application process, the website provides updates about latest developments in the scheme worldwide, and important information on applying for higher education courses in the UK more generally.
Notes to Editors
Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. The Chevening programme began in 1983 and has developed into a prestigious international scheme. Scholars come from over 110 countries worldwide and 700 scholarships were awarded in 2011-2012. There are over 41,000 Chevening alumni around the world who together comprise an influential and highly regarded global network. For further information and to apply for a Chevening Scholarship please see www.chevening.org
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