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UK encourages BD nationals to apply for Chevening scholarships

22 Aug 2016, 20:12 | updated: 22 Aug 2016, 20:20

NTV Online

Dhaka: British High Commissioner in Dhaka Alison Blake has encouraged Bangladesh nationals to apply for the 2017-2018 Chevening Scholarships.

‘If you’re a future leader of Bangladesh, I would encourage you to apply for a Scholarship now to give yourself the chance of winning an award and benefiting academically, professionally and personally from studying in the UK, and exploring all that the UK has to offer,’ the High Commissioner said on Monday.

She said many of the world’s top universities are in the UK. Application can be submitted until 8 November via 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.

This year the British High Commission is sending 12 scholars from Bangladesh to study for a master’s degree at a university in the UK. ‘Next year, this could be you,’ the British High Commissioner said on Monday.

While congratulating this year’s scholars, British High Commissioner Blake said the Chevening 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.

She said their Chevening scholars are the leaders that shape the future and strengthen relationships between countries.

Visit www.chevening.org/faqs for detailed information on the eligibility criteria and award specifications.

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.

The name 'Chevening' comes from Chevening House in Sevenoaks, Kent - currently the joint official residence of the UK’s Foreign Secretary.

There are more than 1,500 Chevening Scholarships on offer globally for the 2017/2018 academic cycle. These scholarships represent a significant investment from the UK government to develop the next cohort of global leaders.

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