Applications open for Chevening Scholarships


Deputy British High Commissioner to Brunei Darussalam Catherine Pochkhanavala-Cleevewith Nuur Aqilah Ali. - BRITISH HIGH COMMISSION IN BRUNEI DARUSSALAM

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (Borneo Bulletin/Asia News Network): Those interested in furthering their studies in the United Kingdom (UK) can apply for Chevening Scholarships, now open for registration until Nov 1, 2022. Applications can be submitted via chevening.org/apply.

Chevening Scholarships are awarded to individuals who can demonstrate that they have the commitment and skills required to create positive change, and can show how a UK master’s degree will help them do that.

The scholarship offers full financial support for scholars to study for any eligible master’s degree at any UK university while also gaining access to a wide range of exclusive academic, professional and cultural experiences.

The British High Commission in Brunei Darussalam stated that since the programme was created in 1983, over 50,000 professionals have had the opportunity to develop in the UK through Chevening.

There are over 1,500 scholarships on offer globally for the 2023/2024 academic year, demonstrating the UK’s ongoing commitment towards developing the leaders of tomorrow.

According to Head of Scholarships at the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) Naomi Rayner, “As the world continues to tackle major global issues such as climate change, international cooperation is more essential than ever.

"Chevening seeks to build an international community of people committed to working together to drive positive change. We do this by bringing together incredible people from around the world and supporting them, through education, to achieve their goals.”

In the UK, she said, “we are proud of our world class universities and we know that our learning environments are enriched by the wide diversity of cultures, experiences and viewpoints represented on our campuses. Chevening scholars make a significant contribution to these communities, as well as becoming an important part of our network of over 50,000 alumni.

“Chevening represents the very best of the UK, welcoming people from across the world to study, grow and thrive. Being a part of the Chevening network instils a sense of pride and responsibility. I am consistently inspired by the passion and commitment of those in the Chevening community and I look forward to hearing from this year’s applicants.”

Meanwhile, British High Commissioner to Brunei Darussalam John Virgoe said, “If you are someone who is passionate about driving change, whether on a local or global scale, if you want to be the best at what you do and if you have the imagination to inspire others, then a Chevening scholarship could be the perfect opportunity for you.

“There is no such thing as a ‘typical’ scholar. Your age, race, gender, religion and cultural background do not matter to us. We want to see that you have energy, curiosity, compassion and a clear vision for your future and the ability to achieve your goals. If this sounds like you, then you are very likely to fit in with our community of over 50,000 alumni worldwide,” he added.

“Our alumni network is full of dynamic influencers who share the same experience that you will. They can offer encouragement, mentorship, advice, and contacts. When you return home after your studies you should feel well-equipped to start making a real difference professionally or socially.”

The call for new applicants follows the selection of Nuur Aqilah Ali, who won an award to study at the University of Sussex this year.

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