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British Ambassador welcomes home 68 recipients of UK scholarship from Indonesia and Timor Leste

67 Indonesians and 1 Timorese scholars are back from their year studying in the UK under the British Government funded Chevening Scholarship Programme.

68 recipients of Chevening scholarships 2016-17 from Indonesia & Timor Leste have come back

Wednesday, 7 February 2018, British Ambassador to Indonesia and Timor-Leste, Moazzam Malik, welcomed home 67 Indonesians and 1 Timorese scholars from their year studying in the UK under the British Government funded Chevening Scholarship Programme.

British Ambassador Moazzam Malik said:

It is a great privilege for us to support the education of these remarkable young people in the UK. In time, they will be part of Indonesia and Timor Leste’s future leaders. The students I met today have studied a range of subjects. From climate change, law and human rights, economy, financial services to media and communications at some of the best universities in the world.

Today these alumni are welcomed into an exclusive club of the 1,500 Indonesian Chevening Alumni across the country who include top figures in business, politics, police, and media. This network stands behind this new batch of students as they look to make their contribution to Indonesia’s future.

Notes to Editors

  • Chevening scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship programme which has been running for over 30 years. In 2017 the programme awarded nearly 70 scholarships for Indonesians to study postgraduate courses in the UK. See Chevening Website for more details of how to apply for the 2018 application round.

  • With 46,000 alumni around the world and over 1,400 alumni in Indonesia, Chevening alumni are a respected and influential network of global leaders.

  • Last year, 70 Chevening scholarships were awarded to Indonesia and 1 to Timor Leste. More than 1,400 Indonesians have received Chevening Scholarships over the last 32 years which have provided students with the opportunity to study for a Masters degree in the UK. The scheme targets those with the potential to become leaders, decision-makers and opinion-formers in Indonesia who will make a positive contribution to Indonesia’s future.

  • The UK has one of the best higher education systems in the world. It has ten of the top twenty best universities in the world. For details of how to study in the UK, visit [British Council Indonesia} (

  • Further info, please contact British Embassy Jakarta’s media officer, Raras Tulandaru +62(0) 811 87777 49

Published 9 February 2018