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Cameroon: 2015 Chevening farewell event

British High Commission in Yaounde bids farewell to sixteen Chevening scholars

2015-2016 Chevening scholars

2015-2016 Chevening scholars

The British High Commission in Yaounde is delighted to have awarded sixteen (16) fully funded Chevening Scholarships to future leaders from Cameroon for the 2015-2016 academic year.

These successful scholars were chosen from over 600 applicants through a highly competitive selection process and will study a wide range of Masters’ programmes across UK universities in one of these priority areas: Human rights, Security, Development, Good governance and Communication.

Speaking during the pre-departure event,the British High Commissioner to Cameroon, H.E. Brian Olley said

“The Chevening programme is a key part of our work to further deepen the strong cultural and educational ties between our country and the sub-region. I encourage you scholars to return to Cameroon after your pursuing courses and bring your contribution to the development of Cameroon”.

Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and partner organizations. The scholarships are awarded to outstanding future leaders to pursue a one-year master’s course in any subject and at any UK university. Cameroon was able to secure 16 places thanks to the global budget increase by UK government.

The British High Commission is currently receiving applications for the 2016/17 academic year. For more information please visit the Chevening page

Published 9 September 2015