British envoy congratulates 16 Chevening awardees


DHAKA, Sept 3, 2020 (BSS) – British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Robert Chatterton Dickson today congratulated this year’s 16 Chevening Awardees from Bangladesh those are set to leave for the UK to start one-year Masters degrees at some of the most prestigious British universities.

“Chevening can be a transformative experience, not just for the scholars, but for Bangladesh as they return and use the benefit of their UK experience to make a positive difference in their chosen field,” he said.

Every year, the envoy said the Chevening Programme selects the very best candidates to study in the UK, a press releases British high commission here said.

“We are looking for scholars who can demonstrate their potential and readiness to be future leaders and influencers in their respective fields,” Dickson said as the UK has declared the prestigious Chevening Scholarships applications for 2021/22 open until 3 November 2020 next.

Established in 1983 and organised and funded by the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), these scholarships support study at UK universities – mostly one-year Masters degrees – for students with demonstrable potential to become future leaders, decision-makers and opinion formers.

Bangladesh has had over 315 successful Chevening alumni who hold prominent positions in government, the private sector and academia while Chevening’s over 50,000-strong alumni global network includes 17 current or former heads of state or government.