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Chevening Scholarship opens across Somalia

PRESS RELEASE-Mareeg-The Chevening Secretariat is accepting applications for 2016/2017 Chevening Scholarships via apply from 3 August until 3 November 2016.

Chevening Scholarships, which are awarded to individuals with strong academic backgrounds and who have demonstrated leadership potential, offer financial support to study for a Master’s degree at any of the UK’s leading universities and the opportunity to become part of an influential global network of 46,000 alumni.

There are more than 1,500 Chevening Scholarships on offer globally for the 2017/2018 academic cycle and the scholarships represent a significant investment from the UK Government to develop the next group of global leaders.The call for new applicants follows the selection of nine scholars from Somalia who won an award to study at a UK university this year.

British Ambassador to Somalia, Harriet Mathews said:

‘I am delighted to announce the opening of this year’s Chevening Scholarship Programme. The scholarship offers a unique opportunity to gain outstanding academic experience and to expand your global and social outlooks.  The Chevening Scholarship is a key part of the Embassy’s work to further deepen the ties between our two countries and to build bridges between our cultures.  Seeing talent being realised through these scholarships is one of the most rewarding things I do. I hope we’ll have even more applications this year!’

Chevening Secretariat Director, Michael Scott-Kline, said:

Those who step forward to apply for a Chevening Scholarship are already demonstrating the kind of ambitious forward-thinking that typifies Chevening Scholars. The potential rewards for applying are unquantifiable. Not only do scholars receive a first-rate UK education which can open doors in their respective careers, they also join a strong global network — a network they will draw on and contribute to for the rest of their lives.

Chevening Programme Manager, Louise Thomson, said:

Scholars can choose almost any master’s course at any UK university. As well as an unparalleled academic experience, scholars enjoy exclusive access to year-round opportunities to familiarise them with the UK, its history, institutions, customs, and people. Recent scholars have taken in breath-taking views of the UK, experienced Britain’s heritage and history through its stately homes and castles, discussed international policy at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and interacted with high profile academics, politicians, and even royals at a range of academic, cultural, and social events. Whether they’re inside a lecture theatre or not, scholars are constantly learning.


For more information: Please contact


Fatuma Noor

Communications Manager

British Embassy Mogadishu


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