Applications for Chevening Scholarships, the prestigious global scholarship programme of the UK government, are now open.
The Scholarships, which are funded by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations, operate in over 137 countries worldwide, and this year will support about 2000 students. The Scholarships are awarded to exceptional individuals with leadership potential, who wish to study for a one-year Master’s degree at any British university, starting in September 2017. Some 160 talented Moroccans have benefitted from the programme since 1983.
The Scholarships aim to support UK foreign policy priorities by creating lasting positive relationships with future leaders, influencers and decision makers around the world. There are over 44,000 Chevening alumni world-wide who together form an influential and highly regarded global network. Chevening alumni have an excellent record of rising to positions of leadership across a wide range of fields: including politics, business, the media, civil society, religion, and academia.
The successful candidates from Morocco will be personally selected by the British Embassy in Rabat. The Embassy is looking for applicants who wish to study in one of the following areas:
- Economic development (including sustainable development and environmental issues)
- Good governance and Public Policy
- Security and justice
- Human rights
- Media and communications
- International relations
Karen Betts, British Ambassador to Morocco said:
“Chevening scholarships provide a fantastic opportunity to gain academic experience while experiencing life in the UK. Our previous Moroccan Chevening scholars have gone on to play impressive roles in all areas of Moroccan life. I encourage all talented individuals who have clear leadership qualities and the drive to contribute to Morocco’s future to apply for these scholarships.”
For more information on how to apply, candidates should visit www.chevening.org/morocco.
The closing date for applications from Morocco will be 12:00 GMT (midday UK time) on 8 November 2016.