Applications for Chevening Scholarships, the prestigious global scholarship programme of the UK government, are now open.
The Scholarships, which are funded by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations, operate in over 100 countries worldwide, and this year will support about 700 students.
The Scholarships are awarded to exceptional individuals with leadership potential. Awards are typically for a one-year Master’s degree, in any subject and at any UK university.
The Scholarships aim to support UK foreign policy priorities by creating lasting positive relationships with future leaders, influencers and decision makers around the world.
The British High Commissioner to Ghana, Peter Jones said: “The Chevening programme provides a unique opportunity for leaders of the future to build a global network of continuing professional significance. It enables talented individuals to establish social, cultural, academic or commercial partnerships with the UK.”
Scholars will be personally selected by British High Commission in Accra.
The priority areas for Ghana in which candidates are sought for 2013-14 are as follows:
- Economics (economic development/ investment and entrepreneurship/ public administration) - Oil and Gas - Environment - Climate change & Sustainable Development - Good Governance & Democracy
Chevening alumni have an excellent record of rising to positions of leadership across a wide range of fields, including politics, business, the media, civil society, religion, and academia.
Some work as MPs, leading journalists, or policy advisers to NGOs and think tanks; others occupy senior positions in commercial organisations.
Persons interested in applying for the Scholarship are required to visit www.chevening.org/ghana/apply for information on eligibility and selection criteria.