UK Government’s Chevening Scholarship Programme in Pakistan for year 2014-15 launched

British High Commission in Islamabad has announced to launch 2014/15 Chevening Scholarships and the British High Commissioner to Pakistan H.E. Adam Thomson has invited Pakistani applicants to apply for the prestigious global scholarship programme of the UK government. Says a press release issued here.

chevening“Chevening scholarships offer talented Pakistani nationals the opportunity to study for a post-graduate qualification in the UK. Students who came to the UK benefit not only from our world class universities but also from our dynamic, vibrant and multicultural society. Our universities also benefit from having such top professionals study with them.” H.E. Adam Thomson said.

He informed that over the past 30 years the Chevening scholarship programme in Pakistan has enabled more than 1200 Pakistanis to study in the UK. According to him, these students came from across Pakistan and from many sectors, including local and central government, business and industry, civil society and the media. We are proud of Pakistani Chevening alumni and the important contribution they are making towards Pakistan’s development. This demonstrates that Chevening not only brings immediate benefits for individual scholars but also long-term benefits for both Pakistan and the UK. It is a sign of the strong bilateral relationship between our two countries.” He further said.

“The UK is committed to working in partnership with Pakistan at all levels of education, from primary level to university. Education is Pakistan’s biggest asset and the UK’s largest investment. These scholarships are an important part of our wider engagement on education in Pakistan, which includes training teachers, building schools and increasing primary school enrolment.” The high commissioner concluded.

Ms. Bushra Naz, Manager Press of British High Commission Islamabad further mentioned that all Pakistani Applicants for 2014/15 Chevening Scholarships must hold a degree that is equivalent to at least an upper second-class honours degree in the UK and have completed at least two years’ work or equivalent experience before applying for a Chevening Scholarship.

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