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Baroness Warsi welcomes ten new Chevening Scholarships in Islamic Finance

The British Government today announced ten new Chevening scholarships in Islamic Finance for the academic year 2014/15.

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Chevening is the UK government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the FCO and partner organisations. The programme makes awards to outstanding scholars with leadership potential from around the world to study postgraduate courses at leading universities in the UK. This programme was established in 1983 and has developed into a prestigious international scheme. Chevening Scholars come from 118 countries worldwide (excluding the USA and the EU), and this year the scholarships will support more than 600 individuals. There are over 42,000 Chevening alumni around the world who together comprise an influential and highly regarded global network.

The programme provides full or part funding for full-time courses at postgraduate level, normally a one-year Master’s degree, in any subject and at any UK university.

Baroness Warsi, Senior Minister of State at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and Minister for Faith and Communities said:

I am delighted by the announcement that there will be ten new Chevening Scholarships in Islamic Finance. It is right that in this fast growing environment we can offer people the ability to train and excel in an area which could be hugely beneficial for the UK.

Further Information

British Business Pavilion As part of the WIEF, UK Trade & Investment has organised an exclusive-invite only British Business Pavilion (BBP). This event will be attended by business leaders and decision makers from the UK, the Islamic world and beyond. The Pavilion will showcase the UK’s global offer in healthcare, education, finance, smart cities and trade with the Islamic world and how British expertise can play a key role in helping emerging markets realise their economic aspirations.

UKTI UK Trade and Investment (UKTI is the government department that helps UK-based companies succeed in the global economy. We also help overseas companies bring their high quality investment to the UK’s economy – acknowledged as Europe’s best place from which to succeed in global business. UKTI offers expertise and contacts through its extensive network of specialists in the UK, and in British embassies and other diplomatic offices around the world. We provide companies with the tools they require to be competitive on the world stage. For more information on UKTI or visit the online newsroom.

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Published 29 October 2013