British High Commission announces launch of 2012/13 Chevening Scholarships

British High Commission announces launch of 2012/13 Chevening Scholarships

Islamabad, October 31, 2012 (PPI-OT): The 2012/13 UK Government Chevening Scholarships are now open for on-line applications until 20 December 2012. Candidates can now register their interest and find out details of the scholarship through the new website www.chevening.org. The website aims to make the Scholarships more accessible than ever before.

By registering their interest in advance, candidates will receive alerts at key stages in the process, including when applications open, and find out more about the process and priorities. The website also provides updates about latest developments in the scheme worldwide, and important information on applying for higher education courses in the UK.

Launching the Chevening scholarship programme in Pakistan for the 2012/13 academic year, the British High Commissioner to Pakistan Adam Thomson said: “Chevening scholarships offer talented Pakistani nationals the opportunity to study for a post-graduate qualification in the UK. Students in the UK benefit not only from our world class universities but also from our dynamic, vibrant and multicultural society. Our universities benefit from having top professionals study with them.

“Over the past 29 years the Chevening scholarship programme in Pakistan has allowed more than 1100 Pakistanis to study in the UK. They came from across the country and from many sectors, including local and central government, business and industry, civil society and the media.

We are proud of the Chevening alumni and the important contribution they are making towards Pakistan’s development. This demonstrates that Chevening not only brings immediate benefits for individual scholars but also long-term benefits for both Pakistan and the UK. This is a sign of the strong bilateral relationship between our two countries.

“The UK is committed to working in partnership with Pakistan at all levels of education, from primary level to university. Education is Pakistan’s biggest asset and the UK’s largest investment. These scholarships are an important part of our wider engagement on education in Pakistan, which includes training teachers, building schools and increasing primary school enrolment.”

For more information, contact:
Mike Girling
Press Attache
British High Commission
Islamabad
Tel: +9251 201 2000
Cell: +92300 500 5306
Website: http://ukinpakistan.fco.gov.uk

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