The British Embassy announces the names of the winners of 2017/2018 Chevening Scholarships. This year 15 Nepali applicants were awarded the UK Government's prestigious scholarships. These 15 scholars will fly to UK next month to study for a Master's degree in various UK universities.
According to a press release issued by the British Embassy, the winners subjects of their study and the universities include:
Mr. Abyaya Neopane Msc in Economics at University of Warwick
Ms. Alina Saba MA in Politics, Governance and Public Policy at University of Sheffield
Mr. Amol Acharya MA in Governance and Development at University of Sussex
Mr. Basanta Sharma Msc in Air Transport Management at Cranfield University
Ms. Bidhya Sharma Msc in Wetland Science and Conservation at Bangor University
Mr. Dhruba Ghimire MA in International Relations at University of Reading
Ms. Jyotir Nisha Msc in Environment and Sustainable Development at University of Glasgow
Ms. Karuna Parajuli LLM in International Human Rights Law at University of Essex
Mr. Kiran Chapagain MA in International Relations at Lancaster University
Mr. Niroj Panta Msc in Risk, Disaster and Resilience at University College London
Mr. Nishchhal Kharal MA in Conflict, Governance and Development at University of York
Ms. Prakriti Gautam Msc in Development Management at LSE
Mr. Sagar Dhakal Msc in Water Science, Policy and Management at University of Oxford
Ms. Sagun Gurung Msc in International Health Policy at LSE
Ms. Smita Magar Msc in Conflict Prevention and Peace Building at Durham University
WHAT IS INCLUDED?
Chevening is a fully funded scholarships program which includes the following: university tuition fees a monthly stipend travel costs to and from the UK an arrival allowance a homeward departure allowance a thesis grant a grant for study materials a study travel allowance the cost of one visa application a travel grant to attend Chevening events in the UK
We are accepting applications for 2018/2019 Chevening Scholarships via www.chevening.org/apply until 8 November 2017.
British Ambassador to Nepal, Richard Morris, said,"the UK is home to many of the world’s best universities. The Chevening Scholarship Scheme enables you to develop academically, professionally and personally while studying in the UK. The Scholarships are awarded to exceptional individuals with leadership potential, who want to learn and return to Nepal to share their knowledge and experience. If that describes you and you are interested in studying for a Master’s degree (one year) at a leading UK university, please apply."
Chevening Scholarships are the UK Government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organizations. The scholarships support study at UK universities – mostly one year Master's degrees – for individuals with demonstrable potential to become future leaders, decision-makers, and opinion formers.
The Chevening Scholarship Scheme began in 1983. Chevening Scholars now come from over 160 countries and territories worldwide (excluding the USA and the EU), and over 1,500 scholarships were awarded in 2015/2016. There are over 44,000 Chevening Alumni around the world who comprise an influential and highly regarded global network.
The name 'Chevening' comes from Chevening House in Sevenoaks, Kent – the joint official residence of the UK’s Foreign Secretary.