Applications for the 2011-12 ‘British Chevening Scholarships’ programme in Pakistan are now open. The Chevening scheme offers successful candidates one year fully funded post graduate scholarships for study in the UK. For the 2011-12 programme scholarships are offered in the following areas of study: Security and Counter Terrorism, Governance and Democracy,Regional stability and conflict resolution, Media & Communications, and Economic Growth. Adam Thomson, UK High Commissioner to Pakistan said: “Chevening is a highly competitive process designed to identify the most promising of the next generation of leaders and influencers to promote an affinity and greater understanding between our two cultures.
We are very pleased to welcome new Scholars to study in the UK and wish them good luck for their future positions of influence and leadership in Pakistan.
I hope that those who take part in this programme make the most of the opportunity to gain new skills but I also hope that these scholars will be able to utilise their studies to benefit Pakistan upon their return.”
The one year long postgraduate study programme will enable Pakistani students to become familiar with the UK; gain new skills, or update current professional skills; and play a decisive role in Pakistan’s development upon completing their studies.
The closing date for applications is 21 March 2011. Further information about the Scholarships programme and details on how to apply can be found on the British Council’s website (http://tinyurl.com/chevening).