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High Commissioner to South Africa hosted Chevening Alumni

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Scholars shared their experiences and skills they acquired while studying at UK universities. Scholarships for South Africa were tripled

On 10 November Judith Macgregor, British High Commissioner to South Africa, hosted a Tea party at her Residence in Cape Town for Alumni from the Chevening Scholarship Programme. The group included South African Scholars that have recently returned from studying in the UK under the UK government’s global scholarship programme for Future Leaders.

Scholars shared stories of their experiences and the new skills they have acquired while studying one year Masters Programmes at UK universities. They have now returned to South Africa, ready to resume their careers and to boost the development of South Africa, as well as the good relations between the UK and South Africa.

This year the Chevening Scholarship Programme celebrates its 30th year and Alumni from previous years were present also to share their experiences and the benefits that the scholarship has brought to their careers and to our two countries. The Chevening network is truly worldwide, so Scholars benefit from a network of future leaders from around the world.

Applications are still being accepted for Chevening Scholarships for this year – apply now on line at closing date is 15 November 2014. This year the number of scholarships for South Africa has been tripled, so if you are a Future Leader, ready to do a Masters and have 2 years work experience, this is a great time to apply for a Chevening scholarship.