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Applications for Chevening/ANII Scholarships now open

This world location news article was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

The British government and the National Research and Innovation Agency (ANII) have tripled the funds for Uruguayans scholarships for 2015-16

Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations, such as ANII herein Uruguay. The programme makes awards to outstanding scholars with leadership potential from around the world to study one year postgraduate courses at universities in the UK.

Chevening/ANII scholarships will be awarded to study a Masters degree in the United Kingdom in the areas of energy, including renewable energy; international relations; health, environment and biodiversity; Information and Communications Technology (ICT); biotechnology; agro-industrial chain; transport and logistics; and tourism.

The scholarships make awards to outstanding Uruguayan scholars with potential to rise to positions of leadership and influence. Applicants will need to demonstrate that they possess the personal, intellectual and interpersonal attributes reflecting this potential.

Ambassador Ben Lyster-Binns said: “A Chevening Scholarship represents excellence. It offers outstanding young Uruguayan professionals an exceptional academic, cultural and personal opportunity in the United Kingdom. The benefits can be immense – for individuals, for our countries and for our world”.

Each award will provide full payment of academic tuition fees, including examination and thesis costs, a monthly stipend for living expenses sufficient for a single student, an allowance package and a return airfare.

Applications for the scholarships must be made on-line before 15th November 2014.

Further details are available on the Chevening website.

There are over 43,000 Chevening alumni from over 150 countries, who together comprise an influential and highly regarded global network. In Uruguay, there are over 60 Chevening alumni who are part of the Graduates from British Universities Association.