The British Chevening scholarship programme has been running for over 26 years and in that time has provide more than 30,000 Scholarships at Higher Education Institutions in the UK for postgraduate students or researchers from countries around the world.
Chevening scholarships are prestigious awards which create positive change in the lives of individuals and societies. The programme, funded by the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office, aims to support capable individuals to pursue a career that will take them to a position of leadership within their own country.
In Yemen, the Chevening programme has been making a significant impact on the personal and professional development of Yemeni scholars since it began in 1983 and there are over 130 Yemeni Alumni so far.
Miss Rana Jarhum, who studied MA Comparative and International Social Policy at the University of York, says:
‘Before applying to the Chevening scholarship I knew a few people who were Alumni. They were brilliant people making significant contributions to the Yemeni society. I decided to take a chance and apply. It was a tough competition, but luckily I got it. When I received the phone call, I was thrilled and felt privileged. I geared up for a year in the UK and embarked on the journey. It was an amazing experience on both the academic level and the personal level. I learned, travelled and connected with friends from all overthe world through my University and through the Chevening student community. It was an invaluable experience that took my life journey to exciting horizons’
Mousa Al-Nuseiri, the Head of Information and Analysis at the Ministry of Planning and International Co-operation, has finished his MSc in Information Management at Manchester University. He says:
‘When I won the scholarship, I felt blessed. I did my major and enjoyed every moment in the UK. I visited spectacular places like LLandudno and York. Thanks to the high-standard of education and the multicultural environment, my educational objectives were met and my intercultural skills improved a lot, and I am now able to do my work effectively and efficiently’.
Britain has now opened the doors for Yemeni women and men to apply for Chevening Scholarships to study a full-time, one year Masters in one of the internationally leading universities in the UK in the academic year 2011/2012.
This year the British Embassy and the British Council will be focussing on candidates planning to undertake study related to economic and social development; e.g. programme and budget management, health management, etc
Applicants are invited to start applying now through the e-Chevening link: https://www.chevening.fco.gov.uk/Cheveningapplications/ca_start.aspx. For further information please visit our website www.britishcouncil.org/me or www.chevening.com or contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for applications is 15 March 2011.