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Chevening applications now online

Applications for the next year’s Chevening scholarships are now online, the British High Commission says, adding four Bangladeshis are due to head for UK for this year’s programmes.

A degree that is equivalent to at least an upper second-class honours in the UK, achieving the minimum Chevening English language requirement, and completing two years work experiences are among the many prerequisites for the 2014-2015 scholarships application.

The application can be submitted at www.chevening.org,it says in a media release.

Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s prestigious global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and partner organisations.

The Scholarships offer the opportunity to study for a one-year master’s degree at any of the UK’s leading universities.

Sabbir Ahmed, Shadnaz Khan, Al Asad Md Mahmudul Islam and Mohammad Saifur Rahman are the Bangladeshi Chevening scholars ready to leave Dhaka for this year programme.

Welcoming them at his home, the High Commissioner Robert Gibson on Wednesday said the programme provided “a unique opportunity for leaders of the future to build a global network of professional significance”.

“It enables talented individuals to establish social, cultural, academic or commercial partnerships with the UK”.

He offered his best wishes and said he was delighted that “so many Bangladeshi students continue to choose to study there, building relationships with their UK counterparts that strengthen the links between our countries”.

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Chevening programme.

The scholarships are awarded “to outstanding established or emerging leaders across a wide range of fields, including politics, government, business, the media, the environment, civil society and academia among others,” the High Commission says.

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