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The application process will be open from 1 September.
Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). The Scholarships are awarded to outstanding scholars with leadership potential. Awards are typically for a one-year Master’s degree, in any subject and at any of the UK’s leading universities.
The Chevening programme began in 1983 and has developed into a prestigious international scheme. Chevening Scholars come from over 116 countries worldwide, and last year the Scholarships supported approximately 700 individuals. There are over 41,000 Chevening alumni around the world who together comprise an influential and highly regarded global network.
In Ecuador, the Chevening programme awards one scholarship per year to a future leader in one of our priority areas: climate change, human rights, democracy, and international trade and investment issues. Prominent Chevening alumni in the country include former City Council member and presidential candidate Norman Wray, former President Sixto Durán-Ballén, as well as Chamber Board Members, Pablo Montalvo and Roberto Salazar and many more business, government and civil society leaders. This year, our successful candidate was Hugo Antonio García Larriva, who will study an LLM in Law at the University of Cambridge. Hugo visited the Embassy on 14 August to receive his final award letter. He will travel to the UK in September 2013.
For information on applying for a Chevening Scholarship, please visit www.chevening.org The application process for 2014-2015 is open from 1 September to November 2013 (exact closing dates will shortly be available online).