The British Chevening Scholarship Programme is a dynamic, professional development opportunity, designed to identify and support the next generation of leaders from across the globe. To raise awareness of the Programme amongst future leaders in Pakistan, including the Pakistani business community, the British High Commission today partnered with Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ICCI) to host a presentation on the scholarship.
As part of the event, the British High Commission team, including Mr. Jonathan Williams, Press Attaché and Head of Chevening Pakistan and Mrs. Shahla Qayyum, Deputy Head of Chevening Pakistan, highlighted the history, objectives and benefits of the programme. They also encouraged prospective applicants to apply. The window of applications for the 2014/15 academic year opened on 01 September 2013. Applications can be made online at www.chevening.org/Pakistan.The closing date is 15 November 2013.
Chevening Scholars including Dr. Allah Bakhsh Malik, Federal Additional Secretary for National Tariff Commission, Ministry of Commerce and Textile Industry and Mr. Muhammad Nabeel Afzal, Deputy Commissioner, Inland Revenue, Regional Tax Office, Islamabad, shared their respective experience of studying in the UK with potential Chevening applicants. In his note of thanks to the British High Commission,Mr Zafar Bakhtawari, President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ICCI) also encouraged their members to apply for the scholarship programme as part of their personal and professional development.
The Head of the Chevening Programme, Pakistan, Jonathan Williams said:
Chevening scholarships offer the potential future leaders of Pakistan, the opportunity to study for a post-graduate qualification in the UK. Students in the UK benefit not only from our world class universities but also from our dynamic, vibrant and multicultural society. Our universities benefit from having top professionals study with them.
As we celebrate 30th Anniversary of the Chevening Scholarships this year; the programme has produced over 42000 scholars to date globally which also includes 1200 Pakistani nationals from various disciplines, including the business and trade industry. We are proud of the Chevening alumni and the important contribution they are making towards Pakistan’s development. This demonstrates that Chevening not only brings immediate benefits for individual scholars but also long-term benefits for both Pakistan and the UK. This is just one sign of the strong bilateral relationship between our two countries.
The 2014/15 application window for scholarships is now open and we are pleased to join the management and the members of the Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry here today to discuss the objectives and benefits of these Scholarships. We look forward to receiving your applications on our website, www.chevening.org/pakistan
Contact: Press Attaché, British High Commission, Islamabad; telephone 0300 500 5306
Notes to Editors:
- The Chevening scholarships programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and administered by Association of Commonwealth Universities, is the global scholarship programme which enables overseas students to study in the United Kingdom.
- The Chevening programme began in 1983 and has developed into a prestigious international scheme. Chevening Scholars come from over 120 countries worldwide (excluding the USA and the EU), and 700 scholarships were awarded in 2011-2012. There are over 40,000 Chevening alumni around the world who together comprise an influential and highly regarded global network.
- Scholarships are aimed particularly at high quality candidates who are likely to assume leadership roles in their future careers. There are no age limits, but candidates who have already demonstrated leadership potential are particularly welcome.
- Scholarships are offered in over 150 countries and enable talented graduates and young professionals to become familiar with the UK and gain skills which will benefit their countries.