July 31, 2014
Vincentians invited to apply for scholarships to study in UK

The British High Commission announces that the UK’s Chevening Scholarship scheme will open for applications from 1 August 2014 for students wishing to study in the UK in the academic year 2015-2016.{{more}}

Applications will be accepted online from nationals of Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean who wish to pursue fully funded postgraduate studies at an academic institution in the UK.

The Chevening Scholarships scheme is the global scholarship programme of the British government. The scholarships are awarded to exceptional individuals with leadership potential and they enable recipients to study one-year Master’s courses in a range of subjects at UK universities. The scholarships are funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and aim to support UK foreign policy priorities by creating lasting positive relationships with future leaders, influencers and decision makers.

The Chevening programme has, over 30 years, provided more than 40,000 scholarships at Higher Education institutions in the UK for postgraduate students or researchers from countries across the world. Chevening scholarships are prestigious and sought after awards, aimed at extremely capable individuals who have already made an impact and are motivated to pursue a career that will take them to a position of leadership within their own country or region.

In the Eastern Caribbean, three of the members of the St Lucia Cabinet are Chevening alumni, as well as many other leaders in business, journalism, the judiciary and government service.

Nationals of Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean should go to to register interest or apply. The opening date is 1 August and closing date is Friday, 14 November, after which no further applications will be accepted.

Nationals of the following countries are eligible to apply: Antigua and Barbuda; Barbados; Commonwealth of Dominica; Grenada; St Kitts and Nevis; St Lucia; and St Vincent and the Grenadines.