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Chevening Scholarships tripled

SHERRYLYN CLARKE, [email protected]

Chevening Scholarships tripled

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THE NUMBER OF Chevening Scholarships for the 2015 to 2016 academic year has tripled.
According to a release from the British High Commission here in Bridgetown, the number of Chevening Scholarships will reach 1 500, up by more than 1 000, from across the world for that academic year.
“Chevening Scholarships are an important element in supporting Britain’s work overseas,” the release said.
“The increase in Chevening Scholarships for 2015-16 will boost the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s reach and efforts to engage in developing countries and emerging powers. It will increase the number of outstanding young professionals, who have already displayed exceptional leadership talents, studying in the UK.”
Chevening Scholars are selected from thousands of applicants to study at universities across the UK. Scholars are exposed to British values, culture and diversity through the duration of a one-year Master’s course which helps them gain an understanding and appreciation of what it is like to live and study in Britain.
This additional funding was announced in the March budget and all countries on the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Development Assistance Committee list are eligible for additional scholarships.
In the Caribbean, these countries include Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia and St Vincent and the Grenadines.  The distribution of these places will be decided in the coming months and will be determined in line with the UK’s security and prosperity priorities in developing countries and emerging powers.
Applications for Chevening Scholarships must be submitted online at (PR/SAT)