Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations, such as ANII herein Uruguay. The programme makes awards to outstanding scholars with leadership potential from around the world to study one year postgraduate courses at universities in the UK.
Chevening/ANII scholarships will be awarded to study a Master’s degree in the United Kingdom in any area, although the following are listed as priority: energy —including renewable energy—; international relations; health, environment and biodiversity; Information and Communications Technology (ICT); biotechnology; agro-industrial chain; transport and logistics; and tourism.
The scholarships make awards to outstanding Uruguayan scholars with potential to rise to positions of leadership and influence. New applicants will need to demonstrate that they possess the personal, intellectual and interpersonal attributes reflecting this potential.
This year, a record of 31 professionals have been awarded with the scholarships to study courses in different disciplines. Details of who they are and what they will study can be found below.
Ambassador Ben Lyster-Binns said: “We are happy to give so many Uruguayan professionals the opportunity to continue their studies in the United Kingdom to receive a first-class education, up to the challenges of the 21st century. We hope they will not only enjoy the academic experience, but also everything that the United Kingdom has to offer, and that they will be able to give back to Uruguay what they have learned.”
Each award will provide full payment of academic tuition fees, including examination and thesis costs, a monthly stipend for living expenses sufficient for a single student, an allowance package and a return airfare.
Applications for the scholarships must be made on-line before 3th November 2015.
Further details are available on the Chevening website.
There are over 44,000 Chevening alumni from over 150 countries, who together comprise an influential and highly regarded global network. In Uruguay, there are over 80 Chevening alumni who are part of the Graduates from British Universities Association.
List of this year’s scholars
Agustín Dieste - MSc Material Practice, University of Edinburgh
Mauro Casa - MSc Public Policy and Administration, LSE
Agustina Gari - MA International Relations, University of Warwick
María Julia Castillo - MA Information Design, University of Reading
Emiliano Travieso - Economic and Social History, University of Cambridge
Giuliana Mastropietro - Applied Biosciences and Biotechnology, Imperial College London
Pablo Montes - MSc Environmental Policy and Management, University of Bristol
Gonzalo Caravia - MA Graphic Design Communication, University of the Arts London
Natalia Hernández - MSc Food Quality and Innovation, University of Leeds
Carolina Echavarría - Communication for Innovation and Development (MSc), University of Reading
Leandro Castelluccio - Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Sussex
María González - MSc Management, University of Liverpool
Felipe Suárez - Tourism and International Development, University of Brighton
Federico Vaz - MSc Design Innovation Management, Loughborough University
Carolina do Pazo - MSc Biotechnology, Bioprocessing and Business Management, University of Warwick
Joaquín Bazzano - MSc Public Health, LSHTM
Juan Carlos Fernández - MSc Industrial Communication and Automation, Manchester Metropolitan University
Carola Ruiz - MSc Education (Neuroscience and Education), University of Bristol
Juan José Riva - Oxford University Foreign Service Programme, University of Oxford
Paula Delgado - MA Culture Industry, Goldsmiths, University of London
Stephany Scotto - MSc Science and Technology Policy, University of Sussex
Jessica Bell - MSc Energy Trade and Finance, City University
Lucía Allegro - MA Filmmaking (Business & Producing), Met Film School
Silvana Juri - MA Sustainable Design, University of Brighton
Carlos Aloisio - MSc Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Edinburgh
Leticia Barzilai - MA Interactive Product Futures, Ravensbourne
Guillermo Sena - MSc Environmental Management for Business, University of Hertfordshire
Soledad Magnone - MSc Science and Technology in Society, University of Edinburgh
Santiago De La Rosa - MSc International Tourism Management, Sheffield Hallam University
María Victoria Patrón - Special and Inclusive Education, Institute of Education
Julio Benitez - MSc Pharmaceutical Technology, King’s College London