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Chevening Scholarship Programme 2015/16 now open.

British High Commissioner announces opening of Chevening Scholarship Programme for 2015/16 academic year

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High Commissioner David Fitton, Chevening Scholars Garcia Kelly , Edgar Bennett and Minister of Education Rev Ronald Thwaites.

I would like to take this opportunity to encourage as many of you as possible to apply.

As we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Chevening scholarship, it is a good time to reflect on something that has had great impact on the bilateral relationship between the UK and Jamaica and the UK and Bahamas. Chevening Scholarships are the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s flagship global scholarship programme aimed at future leaders, influencers and decision-makers.

Scholars are exposed to British values, culture and diversity through a one-year Master’s course which helps them gain an understanding and appreciation of what it is like to live and study in Britain. We have been fortunate to have over 180 Jamaicans and 80 Bahamians receive post-graduate scholarships to study in the UK. Since returning home they have gone on to becoming leaders in law, media, human rights and other areas, significantly contributing to the development of both countries.

This year we will be offering more scholarships than we did for the 2014/2015 academic year and look forward to interviewing as many of you as possible.

For more information about the scholarship, please visit the Chevening website

Published 1 August 2014