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73 Indonesian future leaders awarded Chevening Scholarships to UK

73 outstanding Indonesians and Timorese awarded Chevening Scholarships 2017/2018

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Application for UK Government’s scholarship Chevening opens on 7 August 2017 The UK Government’s Chevening Scholarship programme is now open for applications to study in the UK for academic year 2018/2019. The application window will close on 7 November 2017.

Chevening Scholarships are awarded to individuals with the potential to become leaders in their field and who also have strong academic backgrounds. The scholarship offers full financial support to study for any eligible master’s degree at any UK university, and enables access to a wide range of exclusive academic, professional, and cultural experiences. There are more than 1500 scholarships on offer globally for the 2018/2019 academic year, representing a significant investment from the UK Government towards developing the leaders of tomorrow.

British Ambassador to Indonesia Moazzam Malik said:

Over recent years, the Chevening programme has grown significantly in Indonesia. This is not only testament to the UK’s long-term commitment to Indonesia as a global partner, but also signals how open the UK is for foreign students.

This year we have awarded 73 scholarships for Indonesia and Timor Leste and to some of the brightest and most capable young people. The increasing number reflects the UK’s attractiveness as a destination for high quality education and the strength of Chevening scholarship programme.

We would like to see more Indonesians studying in the UK so ayo #SekolahDiUK

Notes to Editors:

  • More than 1,500 Indonesians have received Chevening Scholarships over the last 34 years, providing students with the opportunity to study for a Masters degree in the UK. The scheme targets those with the potential to become leaders, decision-makers and opinion-formers in Indonesia who will make a positive contribution to Indonesia’s future.
  • Prominent alumni from Indonesia include filmmaker Riri Riza, novelist Ahmad Fuadi and National Police Chief Tito Karnavian
  • For further information please visit Chevening Website
Published 3 November 2017