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 2018. 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 46,000 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
Thomas Reilly, British Ambassador to Morocco said:
“The UK is proud of its Chevening programme, which operates in over 137 countries worldwide. This scholarship programme offers the best students the opportunity to study in the UK, home to some of the world’s best universities, and gives future leaders the opportunity to develop personally and professionally. Each year the programme selects gifted Moroccan students to study in the UK and benefit from this unique experience. These students will form part of a global network of leaders and will play an important role in building bridges between the Moroccan and British cultures. I strongly encourage all talented individuals eager to contribute to the development of Morocco to apply for this Scholarship.”
For more information on how to apply, candidates should visit www.chevening.org/morocco.
The closing date for applications from Morocco will be 7 November 2017 at 12 noon GMT, for scholarships covering the 2018-19 academic year.