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British High Commission Dhaka marks 30th Anniversary of Chevening Scholarships

Chevening Scholars gathered to mark 30 years of the UK's most prestigious scholarship programme.

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On September 16 past and present Chevening Scholars gathered at the British High Commissioner’s Residence to mark 30 years of the UK’s most prestigious scholarship programme and to invite the brightest graduates in Bangladesh and around the world to apply.

The Chevening Scholarships Programme finances graduates from around the world who have the potential to be influential leaders and decision makers to study postgraduate courses at British universities.

British High Commissioner Robert W Gibson said:

“Earlier this year the UK government announced a significant increase in the investment it will make in the global Chevening programme. We are therefore pleased to be able to offer more scholarships for Bangladesh. We expect to award approximately 12 to 14 scholarships in total next year, a threefold increase.

“Chevening scholars are ambassadors all around the world. They are the pioneers who uphold the spirit of mutual understanding and the aim of a shared, prosperous future.”

The deadline for applications for Chevening 2015-2016 is 15 November 2014.

Notes to editors:

  • Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. The Scholarships are awarded to outstanding graduates with the potential to be leaders to pursue one-year Master’s degrees in any subject and at any of the UK’s leading universities.

  • Chevening Scholarships operate in 140 countries worldwide, and this year – the 30th anniversary of the programme – the Scholarships will support over 600 individuals.

  • The Scholarships are an important element in Britain’s public diplomacy effort and bring young professionals, who have already displayed outstanding leadership talents, to study in the UK. The objective of the Chevening programme is to support foreign policy priorities and achieve FCO objectives by creating lasting positive relationships with future leaders, influencers and decision-makers.

  • More information is available here

Published 17 September 2014