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British Scholarships for 2015-16 now open

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Do you have the potential to be a future leader and a desire to study in the UK?

The British High Commission in Lusaka is inviting talented Zambians wishing to study in the UK to apply for the UK’s Chevening Scholarships Programme which will open on 1 August 2014 for the academic year 2015-2016.

Approximately 1500 Chevening Awards will be offered worldwide in the 2015/16 academic year - triple the number the UK offered in 2014/15. This is a significant investment from the UK Government to develop the next generation of global leaders. Applications will close on 15 November 2014.

The Acting British High Commissioner, Sean Melbourne said:

‘We are investing in Zambian future leaders as part of our partnership with Zambia. The Chevening Programme provides a unique opportunity for leaders of the future to build a global network of professional significance. The UK has a global reputation for excellence in the field of education and skills. It is a tradition of learning that we continue to share with the world, including Zambia. If you have a vision for Zambia, the desire to make it happen and you need extra knowledge to make an impact, come and convince us that you should be a Chevening Scholar.”

The Scholarships, which are funded by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations, operate in over 100 countries worldwide. The Scholarships are prestigious awards aimed at extremely capable individuals who are motivated to pursue a career that will take them to a position of leadership within their own country or region. Awards are typically for a one-year Master’s degree, in any subject and at any UK university.

Further information

  1. The UK Government is significantly increasing the number of places in its flagship global scholarship programme for the academic year 2015-16. Chevening Scholarships are aimed at future leaders, influencers and decision-makers who are working towards shaping their country’s development.

  2. Chevening Scholarships are currently offered in approximately 110 countries, in most regions of the world. In the current academic year, there are over 700 Chevening scholars at universities across the UK.

  3. In Zambia, Chevening Scholarships are administered by the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) on behalf of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO).

  4. Applications for Chevening Scholarships for the academic year 2015/16 must be submitted online between 1 August and 15 November 2014 at Applicants should read the online guidance and be able to demonstrate how they meet the Chevening selection criteria before submitting an application.

  5. Chevening and its predecessor schemes have been operating in Zambia since 1985 and over 150 Zambians have studied in the UK under the Chevening Scheme.

  6. For further information on Chevening Scholarships please visit our social media platforms. Facebook, Twitter @UKinZambia and Chevening website