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Become a Chevening Scholar in Russia

The British Embassy in Moscow is excited to announce that this year we are funding seven outstanding scholars through the UK’s Chevening Scholarships.

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Following a highly competitive selection process, they all demonstrated high leadership potential, personal qualities and ambition to become leaders of the future:

  • Maria Aksarina will be studying MA International Planning and Sustainable Development at the University of Westminster;

  • Olga Diachenko will be studying MSc International Business Economics at City University. Olga is receiving a joint HSBC-Chevening award;

  • Fatima Gappoeva will be studying MA Producing for Film and Television at Royal Holloway, University of London;

  • Elena Kandoba will be studying MSc Applied Social Psychology at the University of Sussex;

  • Maria Petrenko will be studying MSc International Development at the University of Glasgow;

  • Maria Punina will be studying MA International Cultural Policy and Management at the University of Warwick;

  • Beslan Visambiev will be studying MSc Violence, Conflict and Development at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

We are currently accepting applications for 2014/2015 Chevening scholarships – to find out more about how to apply, visit Don’t forget to apply before 1 November 2013.

Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. The programme makes awards to outstanding scholars with leadership potential from around the world to study postgraduate courses at universities in the UK.

The Chevening 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.

Published 8 October 2013