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Farewell event for Venezuelan Chevening scholars

We marked the 30th anniversary of the Chevening Programme and bid farewell to the new Venezuelan Chevening scholars.

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Ambassador Nettleton with Venezuelan Chevening scholars

With a friendly gathering the Embassy celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Chevening Scholarship Programme, financed by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

The event was attended by UK alumni – Venezuelans who have studied in the UK, many of them former Chevening scholarship recipients.

During a special act, we bid farewell to this year’s Cheveners, Ernesto Herrera and Luis Schloeter, who are off to the University College of London. Ambassador Catherine Nettleton sent them off, wishing them the best, and asked alumni to share with the newbies their experiences about living and studying in the UK.

The British Government recently announced that, starting next year, it would triplicate funds for the Chevening Programme, which means a significant and welcome increase in the number of scholarships.

The Chevening Scholarships are offered in more than 150 countries and territories worldwide and are awarded to outstanding individuals with leadership potential to study postgraduate courses at universities in the UK.

The 2015-16 scholarship application period is open until 15 November. Information and application forms available at:

Published 18 September 2014