British High Commission organises virtual pre-departure event for Pakistani winners of Chevening scholarship.

ISLAMABAD -- The British High Commission yesterday organised a virtual pre-departure event for Pakistani scholars who have been awarded the Chevening scholarship 2021-22.

This year, 42 Pakistani scholars have been selected through a rigorous recruitment process and will soon proceed to the UK to study a one-year master's programme, funded by the UK Government's prestigious Chevening programme. The Chevening scholarships support study at UK universities for individuals with demonstrable potential to become future leaders, decision-makers, and opinion formers. Over 3,000 mid-career professionals had applied for the programme and over 200 were interviewed, including applicants from all provinces of Pakistan. The British Deputy High Commissioner Alison Blackburne congratulated the scholars and wished them success in the coming year. The online event was attended by Chevening scholars, British High Commission officials and Chevening alumni who were invited to share their experience of studying in the UK. The selected scholars have chosen courses in the top universities of the UK including University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, London School of Economics and Political Science, University of Edinburgh, Imperial College London and University of Sussex. One scholar from Pakistan has also been selected for the Oxford Centre of Islamic Studies Fellowship to undertake an annual six-month period of independent study...

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