The British High Commissioner to Pakistan, Jane Marriott, has urged mid-career individuals from Pakistan to consider applying for a transformative Chevening scholarship, providing them with the opportunity to pursue postgraduate studies in the United Kingdom. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Chevening Awards program, which has granted over 2,000 scholarships and fellowships to Pakistani recipients since its inception in 1983.
Applications now open! On this special 40th anniversary, do consider applying for a fully-funded @CheveningFCDO scholarship to study in the UK. It really does have the potential to change lives. Good luck! 🎓 https://t.co/7gE3wFs4Pz
— Jane Marriott (@JaneMarriottUK) September 12, 2023
Chevening is the United Kingdom’s global scholarship initiative, offering exceptional emerging leaders the chance to undertake one-year master’s programs in any field at a British university of their choice. Pakistan boasts several noteworthy Chevening alumni, including:
Roha Nadeem, a sports journalist.
Jamal Shah, an actor and caretaker Federal Minister.
Sonia Shamroz, was the first woman to be appointed as a district police chief in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
These scholarships are comprehensive, covering tuition fees, airfare, visas, accommodation, and even providing a stipend for living expenses. Applications for the Chevening scholarships to study in the UK will be accepted from September 12 to November 7, 2023, via the Chevening website.
Jane Marriott, the British High Commissioner to Pakistan, emphasized the United Kingdom’s status as a premier destination for education, home to world-renowned universities. She highlighted that Chevening scholarships not only offer Pakistan’s brightest scholars the opportunity to gain a UK education but also enable them to immerse themselves in the UK culture and establish valuable networks. Marriott encouraged those contemplating career advancement to consider applying for this opportunity.
Additionally, this year introduces two new collaborations: Swindon Town Football Club is offering sports professionals the chance to pursue a master’s program in Coaching and Sports Sciences, while Essex University is providing two slots for studies in climate change and the environment, as well as heritage and museum studies.
In addition to the one-year master’s program, the University of Westminster is hosting the South Asia Journalism Programme, catering to mid-career journalists from South Asian nations, including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives. Seven journalists from Pakistan will be selected for the ‘Good Governance in a Changing World: The Media, Politics, and Society’ fellowship. These fellows will engage in an eight-week immersive experience featuring lectures, visits, and discussions with prominent UK academics, media professionals, and political figures, along with opportunities to connect with peers from leading UK media organizations.
The High Commissioner recently hosted a farewell reception for 46 Pakistani scholars who will be embarking on their academic journey in the UK this year.