UK Government’s Chevening Scholarship Now Open for Applications

The applications for the UK Government's prestigious Chevening Scholarships 2018-2019 are now open and will remain so until Nov. 7, 2017, said the British Embassy in a press release AKP received yesterday.

According to the same source, Chevening Scholarships are awarded to individuals with demonstrable leadership potential who also have strong academic backgrounds. The scholarship offers full financial support for future leaders to study for any eligible master's degree at any UK university whilst gaining access to a wide range of exclusive academic, professional, and cultural events.

There are more than 1,500 scholarships on offer globally for the 2018/2019 academic year, representing a significant investment from the UK Government towards developing the leaders of tomorrow. Since 1993, 116 Cambodian students have studied in the UK on Chevening Scholarships and returned to contribute to Cambodia's development in various sectors.

UK continues to play a leading role globally. Home to some of the world's best universities, brightest students, and most revered academics, the UK's higher education sector promotes the exchange of information and ideas, as well as the building of knowledge and networks. Chevening Scholars find themselves immersed in that world, and emerge having grown academically, professionally, and personally as a result of their time in the UK, British Ambassador to Cambodia H.E. Bill Longhurst said.

Chevening Scholars share the best their country has to offer with those they meet in the UK, and then share the best the UK has to offer when they return home. The role Chevening Scholars and Chevening Alumni play in building bridges between countries is as important now as it has ever been, he underlined. Over the last 34 years, many others have been selected for a Chevening Scholarship and have subsequently gone on to become respected leaders across a range of sectors. Becoming a part of the Chevening network instils a strong sense of pride and responsibility. I've personally seen how this opportunity is able to transform lives.

For his part, Chevening Programme Manager, Ms. Louise Thomson said, Chevening allows you to truly follow your passions by allowing you to choose from over 14,000 eligible courses at over 150 different institutions. Whilst we expect that your experience will be academically fulfilling, you will also enjoy exclusive access to social opportunities to meet new people and travel to new places.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press