An event to raise awareness of the British Government’s prestigious Chevening scholarship programme was today hosted by the British High Commission in collaboration with the Lahore Press Club. Chevening is the UK’s premier programme for identifying and supporting the next generation of leaders from across the globe.
The British High Commission team, Mr. Andrew Cuff, Press Attaché, and Mrs. Shahla Qayyum, Head of Chevening Pakistan, briefed the media on the history, objectives and benefits of the programme and encouraged prospective applicants to apply. The window of applications for the 2018/19 academic year opened on 7 August 2017. Applications can be submitted online at www.chevening.org/Pakistan. The closing date is 7 November 2017.
Mr Andrew Cuff, Press Attaché, said:
“Chevening scholarships offer the potential future leaders of Pakistan the opportunity to study for a master’s qualification in the UK. Students benefit not only from our world class universities, but also experience living in the UK. The programme has produced over 48,000 scholars to date globally which also includes over 1,400 Pakistani nationals from various disciplines, including journalism and the mass media industry.
“We are proud of the Chevening alumni and the important contribution they are making towards Pakistan’s development. This demonstrates that Chevening not only brings immediate benefits for individual scholars but also long-term benefits for both Pakistan and the UK. This is a great sign of the strong bilateral relationship between our two countries.”
The event was well attended by journalists from various media channels. The President of the Lahore Press Club Mr Shahbaz Mian and Vice President Zahid Gogi encouraged their members to apply for the scholarship programme as part of their personal and professional development.
Mr Sheraz Hasnat, Treasury of the Lahore Press Club, said:
“I think that the Chevening Scholarship Program is a great opportunity for journalists as through this program they can improve their journalistic and professional skills. This prestigious program also helps building strong ties between the people of Pakistan and the UK.”
The 2018/19 application window for scholarships is now open and we are pleased to join the management and the members of Lahore Press Club here today to discuss the objectives and benefits of these Scholarships. We look forward to receiving your applications on our website www.chevening.org/pakistan