THE number of UK Chevening scholarships for Malaysians is expected to increase following a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed recently between the British High Commission to Malaysia and Coventry University.
At the ceremony, two new Chevening Scholarships were announced by British High Commissioner to Malaysia Vicki Treadell.
The additional scholarships will fully fund two Malaysians to do a one-year Master’s degree at the Coventry University starting from the 2018-2019 application cycle.
The MoU was signed between Treadell and Coventry University Regional Manager for Southeast Asia Augviera Bong.
“The Chevening Scholarship is one of the most important investments we make in the people-to-people relationship with Malaysia. We received a total of 829 applications for the 2017/18 Chevening Programme, an 18.26 per cent increase from the previous year.
“We want to help Malaysians to fulfil their dreams in pursuing a Master’s degree in the UK. We want more Malaysians to apply,” said Treadell.
She said the Malaysian appetite for a