UK Chevening Scholarships Program Marks 30 Years

By Fiona Moore, for ExpatBriefing.com 24 July, 2014

The UK Foreign Office has hosted an event celebrating the 30th anniversary of a Government-sponsored postgraduate scholarship program for overseas students wanting to study at British universities, a month before the opening of the 2015-16 application round.

The Chevening Scholarships Program finances graduates from around the world who are thought to have the potential to be influential leaders and decision-makers. The budget for applicants from developing countries was tripled by the UK Government in March.

The event brought together 500 past and present Chevening Scholars from 118 countries, including the Prime Minister of Iceland, Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson. Hugo Swire, who is Minister of State, said that the event "shows how successful the Chevening Scholarships program has been in building relationships for the UK with decision makers in businesses and Governments all around the world."

The event included an exhibition of the GREAT campaign, which promotes Britain as one of the best countries in the world to visit, to study in, and do business with.

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