United King­dom gov’t schol­ar­ships are now open for ap­pli­ca­tions

The China Post - - LOCAL - BY JOSEPH YEH

Ap­pli­ca­tions for the 2016-17 Chevening Schol­ar­ships, the United King­dom’s global schol­ar­ship pro­gram, are now be­ing ac­cepted and open to Tai­wanese, the Bri­tish Of­fice an­nounced yesterday.

“The schol­ar­ships are awarded to out­stand­ing es­tab­lished or emerg­ing lead­ers to pur­sue one-year Master’s de­gree in any sub­ject and at any of the UK’s lead­ing univer­si­ties,” the UK’s de facto em­bassy in Tai­wan said in a re­leased state­ment.

Funded by the U.K. For­eign and Com­mon­wealth Of­fice and part­ner or­ga­ni­za­tions, the pro­gram op­er­ates in 160 coun­tries and ter­ri­to­ries world­wide.

This year the pro­gram will sup­port over 1,500 in­di­vid­u­als, it noted.

“The Bri­tish gov­ern­ment is proud to be able to sup­port the de­vel­op­ment of to­mor­row’s world lead­ers,”said Bri­tish Of­fice rep­re­sen­ta­tive Chris Wood, in a state­ment.

“Each year, Chevening schol- ar­ships are awarded to tal­ented in­di­vid­u­als who want to make a dif­fer­ence. I hope that Tai­wan’s bright­est and best will ap­ply this year to join this global net­work,” he said.

Ac­cord­ing to the of­fice, Tai­wanese Chevening alumni have an ex­cel­lent record of ris­ing to po­si­tions of lead­er­ship across a wide range of fields in­clud­ing gov­ern­ment, pol­i­tics, busi­ness, media, civil so­ci­ety and academia.

Ap­pli­ca­tions for Chevening Schol­ar­ships must be sub­mit­ted online at www.chevening.org. The ap­pli­ca­tion dead­line falls on Nov. 3.

Ap­pli­cants should first take a look at the online in­for­ma­tion to make sure that they have met the Chevening se­lec­tion cri­te­ria be­fore sub­mit­ting an ap­pli­ca­tion, it said.

Fur­ther de­tails are avail­able at www.chevening.org/tai­wan

One can also check with the of­fice’s web­site at https://www. gov. uk/ gov­ern­ment/ world­lo­ca­tion-news/302831.zh-tw to learn about other schol­ar­ship pro­grams.

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