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UK announces new funding for scholarships

UK announces new funding for scholarships

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Apr 09, 2014 - 16:54

 KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The UK recently announced plans to triple the number of Chevening scholarships available in developing countries, a category that includes Afghanistaninfo-icon.

A statement from the UK embassy on Wednesday said the £32.2m ($53m) worth of additional funding would take effect in time for the 2015/16 academic year.

It represents a significant boost for a scholarship programme which has gone from strength to strength since its establishment in 1983.

Chevening, the UK’s flagship international scholarship programme, funds current and emerging leaders from around the worldinfo-icon to undertake higher educationinfo-icon in the UK, the statement said.

Awards are typically for a one-year Master’s degree, in any subject and at any of Britain’s leading universities.

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