The Chevening Secretariat is accepting applications for UK Government scholarships to study in the UK in 2018/2019. Applications for Chevening Scholarships are open between 7 August and 7 November 2017, with applications to be submitted via www.chevening.org/apply. Namibia will be able to send around ten scholars. Two of these scholarships will be offered jointly by Chevening and Petrofund.
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.
Jo Lomas, UK High Commissioner to Namibia, said:
This is a fantastic opportunity to strengthen the Namibia-UK educational links and to offer Namibia’s future leaders a boost to their CVs. The Namibian Chevening alumni are a bunch of bright, thoughtful, energetic people who are determined to use their studies to make a difference in Namibia. 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. I encourage many more Namibians to take the chance to study at some of the world’s best universities.
The call for new applicants follows the selection of 10 scholars from Namibia, who won an award to study at a UK university this year. One scholar is jointly funded by Chevening and Petrofund. The scholars will depart for the UK end of August, early September 2017.