The British Embassy in Argentina has announced that applications for Chevening scholarships are now open until 6 November. The scholarships are awarded to candidates with proven leadership potential and a strong professional and academic background.
In the previous round of applications, 30 young Argentine professionals were selected and offered a British Government scholarship to study at a UK university during the academic year 2018-2019, undertaking to return to their home country after completing their studies.
Since 1991, more than 510 Argentinians have been selected to take part in this prestigious programme and are now working successfully in different areas of government, the private sector, academia, civil society and the media.
The scholarship enables students to pursue one-year postgraduate courses at any UK university, with all expenses paid, including tuition fees, air tickets and subsistence, accommodation and medical cover.
Elizabeth Green, Deputy Head of Mission at the British Embassy in Buenos Aires, stressed the importance of this new call for applications:
Chevening scholarships are a great opportunity for young professionals with leadership skills who wish to contribute to their community. Over the past few years, we have seen a large number of Argentinians profit from the programme and gain higher qualifications at world-class universities. We are confident that next year we will continue to expand this valuable network, which helps to promote understanding and co-operation between our countries.
Chevening’s Head of Programme Management, Louise Thomson, said:
Chevening allows you to explore whatever you’re passionate about. You can choose from over 12,000 master’s courses at over 150 different higher education institutions. UK institutions consistently rank highly in global university rankings, so be prepared for an academically challenging and fulfilling experience. However, the UK is a classroom like no other - you will learn so much outside of the classroom simply by interacting with people from all over the world, travelling around the UK in your spare time, and getting involved in the communities you live in.
All those interested may visit www.chevening.org/apply for further details about the scholarships and selection criteria.
About Chevening Scholarships
Chevening Scholarships are the UK Government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. The scholarships support study at UK universities – mostly one year taught master’s degrees – for individuals with demonstrable potential to become future leaders, decision-makers, and opinion formers.
Chevening began in 1983 and has developed into a prestigious international awards scheme. Chevening Scholars come from over 160 countries and territories worldwide, and more than 1,600 scholarships were awarded in 2018/2019. There are over 50,000 Chevening Alumni around the world who comprise an influential and highly regarded global network.
The name ‘Chevening’ comes from Chevening House in Sevenoaks, Kent – currently the joint official residence of the UK’s Foreign Secretary.