East Africa

Uganda 2014/15 Chevening Scholar ready for studies in UK

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On 2 September, Acting High Commissioner Mary Shockledge presented a certificate to departing 2014/15 Uganda Chevening Scholar Catherine Nabanoba, marking her selection for this prestigious scholarship scheme.

Catherine will start her MSc course in Geotechnical Engineering and Management at the University of Birmingham later this month. She is a civil engineer, and was selected to receive a Chevening Scholarship after an in-depth, competitive selection process. The High Commission’s selection panel felt that Catherine had the strong potential to become an influential leader in her field.

The Chevening Scholarship programme celebrated its 30th Anniversary last year. Chevening Scholarships are the British government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. The scheme operates in more than 150 countries and territories worldwide, and this year the programme will support over 1500 individuals.

The UK government’s Budget, announced on 19 March, included a tripling of Chevening places in developing countries for the 2015-16 academic year. Chevening Scholarships are awarded to outstanding emerging leaders, and fully fund all the costs of a one-year Master’s degrees in any subject, at any of the UK’s leading universities.

Applications are currently open for 2015/16 Uganda Chevening Scholarships. The British High Commission encourages all Ugandans who meet the criteria to apply at: www.chevening.org/uganda.

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