The Point (Banjul)

11 December 2012

Gambia: Deadline for UK Chevening Scholarships Application Extended

The deadline for Gambian applications for UK Chevening Scholarships, the prestigious global scholarship programme run by the UK Government, has recently been extended.

Every year the British High Commission to The Gambia sends two Gambian students to the UK for a fully funded one-year Master's degree programme at a university of their choice. (There are currently two Gambian students in the UK studying advanced economics at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.)

The deadline has just been extended to 2nd January 2013, meaning potential students now have more time to apply. Students must pass an English Language Test before they will be awarded a scholarship.

Scholarships are awarded to exceptional candidates with future leadership potential.

Information on eligibility and how to apply can be found online at - www.chevening.org.

Applications must be made online and not sent to the British High Commission.

Chevening Scholarships operate in over 100 countries around the world and this year will support over 700 students.

The Chevening Scholarship programme has been running since 1983 with a worldwide alumni of over 41,000 people.

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