15 Afghan students awarded Chevening scholarship
KABUL (Pajhwok): The United Kingdom (UK) government has awarded scholarships to 15 Afghan students to pursue their higher studies at different British universities.
This was announced by British Ambassador in Kabul Karen Pierce on Monday, saying the scholarship holders included five women.
The scholarships have been granted to the Afghan students in BS Honors and Master’s degree courses as part of the British Chevening Scholarship Programme.
She said since the launch of the Chevening scholarships programme in Afghanistan in 2001, so far around 170 Afghan students had the opportunity to get higher education in the UK.
The envoy hoped more Afghan students would apply till November 3 for the 2016-17 scholarship programme.
The Chevening Scholarships is the UK government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations.
The programme awards scholarships to outstanding scholars around the world to study postgraduate courses at UK universities.
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