Britain invites applications in Bangladesh for Chevening Scholarships
Senior Correspondent, bdnews24.com
Published: 2016-08-22 22:02:55.0 BdST Updated: 2016-08-22 22:02:55.0 BdST
Applications for the 2017-2018 Chevening Scholarships are now open.
The British High Commission in Dhaka says this year they will send 12 scholars from Bangladesh to study for a master’s degree at a university in the UK.
The applications can be filed until Nov 8 on www.chevening.org/apply.
Chevening Scholarships are awarded to individuals with “demonstrable leadership potential who also have strong academic backgrounds, and offers full financial support to study for a master’s degree at any UK university”.
British High Commissioner Alison Blake said this scholarship is the UK government’s way of ensuring that those with academic and leadership potential from around the world are able to study and experience life in the UK.
“Our Chevening scholars are the leaders that shape the future and strengthen relationships between countries.”
Opening the 2017/2018 competition, the Chevening Secretariat Director, Michael Scott-Kline, said those who “step forward to apply for a Chevening Scholarship are already demonstrating the kind of ambitious forward-thinking that typifies Chevening Scholars.”
“The potential rewards for applying are unquantifiable. Not only do scholars receive a first-rate UK education which can open doors in their respective careers, they also join a strong global network — a network they will draw on and contribute to for the rest of their lives’.”
Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations.
The scholarships support study at UK universities – mostly one-year master’s degrees – for individuals with demonstrable potential to become future leaders, decision-makers, and opinion formers.
It began in 1983.The name ‘Chevening’ comes from Chevening House in Sevenoaks, Kent – currently the joint official residence of the UK’s Foreign Secretary.
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