British High Commission Offers Scholarships to Zambians

The following press release was distributed by the British High Commission to Zambia:

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 201516 academic year – triple the number the UK offered in 201415. 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.

Source : Zambia Reports

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