On 10 September the British Ambassador to Georgia Alexandra Hall Hall hosted an event to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Chevening, say goodbye to three new scholars, Tornike, Natia and Ketevan, who departed Georgia to study in the UK. We also marked the launch of the first ever local partnership scheme with Bank of Georgia.
The Chevening Scholarship is the British Government’s flagship scholarship scheme, established in 1983 to support the development of possible future leaders across the world. The prestigious scheme is awarded to candidates with leadership potential who are likely to become key decision makers of the future. The award enables the scholars to study postgraduate courses at top Universities across the UK.
The Chevening scheme in Georgia is an excellent example of the strength of the bilateral relationship between the UK and Georgia. The British Embassy in Georgia is happy to support talented Georgian students to study in the UK’s top Universities. We have every confidence that Chevening scholars will greatly contribute to their country’s future development.
This year the British Embassy has signed a Memorandum of Understanding on developing a new local partnership scheme with Bank of Georgia. This will be an excellent opportunity to provide up to three full scholarships for business, economy, energy and finance studies in addition to the standard Chevening scheme.
At the reception HM Ambassador said: The Chevening programme provides fantastic opportunities to many people around the World and I am glad to see it has been such a success in Georgia over the last 17 years. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the programme and we hope that Chevening Scholarships will continue to attract the very brightest and best.
The Chevening application process has started and will close on 1 November. For those who are interested in applying please visit the following link for more information: www.chevening.org/Georgia