12 stu­dents score Chevening schol­ar­ships

The Myanmar Times - - News - EI SHWE PHYU news­room@mm­times.com

A DOZEN Myan­mar stu­dents re­ceived Chevening schol­ar­ships for study in the UK this aca­demic year, the most ever awarded in the coun­try.

The schol­ar­ship, which is funded by the Bri­tish govern­ment, al­lows stu­dents from 160 coun­tries and ter­ri­to­ries out­side the United States and the Euro­pean Union to take cour­ses at uni­ver­si­ties in the United King­dom.

Nearly 100 Myan­mar stu­dents ap­plied, but this year’s 12 win­ners topped last year’s to­tal of 11.

In re­cent years, 52 stu­dents from Myan­mar have com­pleted Chevening schol­ar­ships.

Founded in 1983, the pro­gram typ­i­cally sup­ports one-year master’s de­grees for in­di­vid­u­als who show strong lead­er­ship qual­i­ties.

“The stu­dents who want to get a Chevening schol­ar­ship must have am­bi­tion and also learn and pre­pare and de­cide where they want to at­tend and what sub­ject they want to learn,” said one of this year’s win­ners, Ma Anizali Kyaw Phyo.

Ap­pli­ca­tions for next year’s schol­ar­ship are open un­til Novem­ber 8.

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