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Acting British High Commissioner to Pakistan celebrates Chevening alumni achievements

The Acting British High Commissioner to Pakistan Richard Crowder highlighted the importance of Chevening scholarships and studying in the UK.

The Acting British High Commissioner, Richard Crowder with the BHC Chevening team and Chevening alumni.
The Acting British High Commissioner, Richard Crowder with the BHC Chevening team and Chevening alumni.

The Acting British High Commissioner, Mr Richard Crowder, hosted an Iftar reception to celebrate the Chevening alumni’s achievements in Pakistan at his residence in Islamabad on Thursday, 7 June 2018.

The reception was well-attended by Chevening scholars from Islamabad, Lahore and Peshawar, Chevening South Asia Journalism Programme fellows, members of the British Alumni Association of Pakistan and senior officials from the British High Commission, DFID and British Council.

Pakistan is a priority country for Chevening scholarships. Last year 63 Pakistanis were awarded one-year Master’s programme scholarships and seven journalists were selected for the Chevening South Asia Journalism Fellowship. This year the British High Commission has also announced the annual Asma Jahangir scholarship which honours the legacy of the late human rights advocate Asma Jahangir.

The scholarship will be awarded to the best female Chevening candidate each year and the inaugural winner of the Asma Jahangir Scholarship 2018/19 will be announced in the coming months.

The Acting British High Commissioner highlighted the importance of Chevening scholarships and studying in the UK.

He said:

I am delighted to meet a brilliant group of Chevening scholars, fellows and British Alumni who have excelled in their careers and playing an important role in Pakistani society. Scholars who have studied at UK universities have seen their careers being fast-tracked and today is an opportunity to appreciate, celebrate and share their achievements.

The UK offers an opportunity to future leaders and influencers from across Pakistan to study in the world’s most renowned universities and develop professionally and academically, network extensively, experience UK culture, and build lasting positive relationships with the UK.

I look forward to hearing of even more Chevening and British alumni achievements in the years to come.

The application window for Chevening Scholarships will open in August 2018 to receive on-line applications for academic year 2019-20.

Further information

Chevening is the UK government’s international awards scheme aimed at developing global leaders. Funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations, Chevening offers two types of award – Chevening Scholarships and Chevening Fellowships – the recipients of which are personally selected by British embassies and high commissions throughout the world.

Chevening offers a unique opportunity for future leaders and influencers from all over the world to develop professionally and academically, network extensively, experience UK culture, and build lasting positive relationships with the UK.

Applications for Chevening Scholarships and some Fellowships will reopen in August 2018 for opportunities to study in the UK in 2019/2020.

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British High Commission
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tel. 0092 51 2012000

Published 21 June 2018