22 August 2019
Under the UK Government’s prestigious Chevening Scholarship Programme, 12 successful applicants from Myanmar will begin their studies later this year at world-leading universities including Oxford, the London School of Economics and University College London.
Chevening Scholarships are awarded to individuals with demonstrable leadership potential who also have strong academic backgrounds.
Ambassador, British Embassy, Yangon, Dan Chugg said “This year, we are sending scholars from 160 countries to study in the UK under this scholarship scheme… Studying in the UK gives opportunity to go to some of the best universities in the world but also to live in the Europe to experience what it’s like living in a different country.”
The scholarship offers full financial support for future leaders to study for any eligible master’s degree at any UK university whilst also gaining access to a wide range of exclusive academic, professional and cultural experiences.
2019 Chevening Scholar, Aye Aye Myo said “When I was preparing for the Chevening scholarship, I was also applying for the schools because this is a double process so that I can get conditional offers from the university before my interview.”
Myanmar already has a strong network of former Chevening scholars who have gone on to take up leading roles in government ministries, civil society and the private sector. A Chevening alumna who studied Msc. Social Policy and Social Research at one of the top ten universities in the world shared are experiences.
Chevening Alumna, Myint Myat Thu said “Some weather conditions were very severe. We faced with snow storm and cold wave. So, the schools were closed for 2 weeks… We had to do our self-studies and submit the assignments on time. As a student who studies abroad also have to be familiar with referencing and also be aware of the plagiarism.”
Since the programme was created in 1983, over 50,000 outstanding professionals have had the opportunity to develop in the UK through Chevening.
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