British Ambassador in Amman bids farewell to 2021/22 Chevening Scholars

Chevening Scholarships are part of the UK Government’s global scholarship program aimed to assist future global leaders. (Photo: Handout from the British embassy)
AMMAN — The British Ambassador in Amman hosted Sunday, September 5, 2021, a farewell reception for this year’s Chevening Scholars before they depart for the UK to continue their studies at some of Britain’s leading universities.اضافة اعلان

The scholars will study various topics, including international relations, conflict, security, and development, public policy, digital business, innovation, and management, strategic communications, pharmaceutical engineering, international public health, robotics, and economics. These educational fields will equip them with the necessary skills to make a difference in Jordan when they return.

During the reception, the British Ambassador said: “As we look to the second centenary of UK friendship with Jordan, the prestigious Chevening Scholarships are one of our most important tools for supporting and building links with the talented next generation of Jordanian leaders. We hope that these scholarships will not only create new personal, academic, and career opportunities for the scholars but also establish a link of friendship with the UK which will last a lifetime.”

Chevening Scholarships are part of the UK Government’s global scholarship program, funded by the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office and partner organizations.

In Jordan, the application process for scholarships is highly competitive. Last year, the Embassy received over 800 applications, 55 candidates were shortlisted for interviews, and 16 scholarships were awarded.
The scholarship offers full financial support for future leaders to study in any eligible master’s degree at any of the UK’s world-leading universities.  Applicants must have leadership skills and at least two years of work experience.  

So far, a total of 615 students have been sent from Jordan to study in the United Kingdom, and many of them now occupy prominent positions in areas such as government, politics, science, and business.

Currently, more than 1,500 scholarships are on offer globally for the next academic year, representing a significant investment from the UK Government in developing the leaders of tomorrow.

Chevening applications for the 2022/2023 academic year are currently open until November 2. Applications should be submitted via .

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