British Ambassador to Manila Stephen Lillie announced this week that Cambridge University is searching for Chevening scholars and Filipinos will again have the opportunity to receive a study grant to the United Kingdom.
The award offers post-graduate studies in UK universities to high calibre individuals who have already made an impact and are motivated to follow a career that will take them to a position of leadership within their own country.
He said a welcome addition to this year’s search is the new partnership between the British Embassy and the prestigious University of Cambridge, which will increase the number of scholarship slots to be awarded for school year 2012-13.
“Our new partnership with Cambridge University is a really exciting addition to our Chevening portfolio.
“We’re delighted to be working with one of the top universities not just in the UK but in the world. I am sure there will be some excellent candidates competing to win what will be a very prestigious scholarship,” said Amb. Lillie.
Aside from the prestigious nature of the scholarship itself, and the opportunity to study at a top British university, Chevening also offers its scholars the opportunity for unparalleled networking, he added.
Chevening scholars can expect to meet with senior policy officials from the UK Government and its network. Furthermore, they are able to draw on the experience of more than 30,000 alumni across the world.
Information on how to apply can be found at the British Embassy website: http://ukinthephilippines.fco.gov.uk/en/about-us/working-with-philippines/scholarships-and-education .