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The UK has further increased the number of scholars being sent on the Chevening Scholarship, it was announced at a series of events held in Islamabad, Karachi and Lahore. The UK government has increased the number of candidates from 73 candidates tin 2015 to 81 in this year. The Chevening scholarship is fully funded by UK government and offering study in master for one year in UK.
Patrick Moody said at one of the pre-departing event in Islamabad that “I am pleased to announce that the number of Chevening scholars being sent from Pakistan to the UK has again increased. The number has risen from 73 candidates in 2015 to 81 scholars this year. This is also the first time that we are sending a scholar from Baluchistan on the Chevening/British Library Fellowship and a scholar from Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa for The Chevening-Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies (OCIS) Fellowship”.
He further added “The Chevening programme not only brings immediate benefits for individual scholars, in terms of future career prospects and development, but it also delivers long-term benefits for both Pakistan and the UK.”
Chevening scholarship is the UK fully funded scholarship programme by UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). These scholarship are awarded to the outstanding scholars with leadership potential across a wide range of fields. They offer highly coveted opportunities for future leaders to study for a one-year Master’s degree at the UK’s top universities.
Chevening Scholars come from over 116 countries worldwide (excluding the USA and the EU), and this year the Scholarships will support approximately 700 individuals. There are over 41,000 Chevening alumni around the world who together comprise an influential and highly regarded global network. The scheme was established in 1983; over 1200 Pakistani nationals have been awarded a Chevening Scholarship.
Chevening scholarship include: