The British government, this year, tripled the number of beneficiaries under its Chevening Scholarships.
Nine Swazis received scholarships for postgraduate studies in the United Kingdom for 2015/16. British High Commissioner to Swaziland Judith Macgregor said this was a continuation of her government’s commitment in assisting developing countries in priority areas such as education.
She said the number of scholars who were awarded scholarships this year had tripled, not just from Swaziland but also from the other countries in the region. Macgregor said over 36 000 applications were received this year and about 2 000 scholars awarded scholarships, nine being from Swaziland.
The high commissioner further urged aspiring future leaders to apply for 2016/17 scholarships as the application period was now open. She said (funds permitting) the British government would like to increase the number of beneficiaries under this programme even further. ...
Chevening is the UK government’s international awards scheme aimed at developing global leaders. Funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations, Chevening offers two types of award – Chevening Scholarships and Chevening Fellowships – the recipients of which are personally selected by British Embassies and High Commissions throughout the world.
Chevening offers a unique opportunity for future leaders, influencers and decision-makers from all over the world to develop professionally and academically, network extensively, experience UK culture, and build lasting positive relationships with the UK.
Chevening Awards are an important element in Britain’s public diplomacy effort and bring professionals, who have already displayed outstanding leadership talents, to study in the UK. The objective of Chevening is to support foreign policy priorities and achieve FCO objectives by creating lasting positive relationships with future leaders, influencers, and decision-makers.
Interested persons may visit www.chevening.org for more information and to apply.