Chevening Scholarships are the government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and partner organisations. The programme makes awards to outstanding scholars with leadership potential from around the world to study postgraduate courses at universities in the UK.
Professor Debra Humphris, the University of Brighton’s Vice-Chancellor, said: “The students are personally selected by British Embassies and High Commissioners throughout the world and we wish them every success. The university is delighted to welcome scholars from all parts of the world.”
The Chevening programme, named after Chevening House, the official residence of the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, provides full or part funding for full-time courses at postgraduate level, normally a one-year Master’s degree, in any subject at any UK university.
One of the university’s scholarship recipients, Wulan Koagouw, who is studying MRes-Bioscience, said of her learning experience: “Being an international student at the University of Brighton enables me to embrace diversity and to develop skills that I need for the future.”
Pictured are: back row, left to right – Professor Andrew Lloyd, Interim Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research & Enterprise); Hayley Wood, President of the university’s Students’ Union; Professor Debra Humphris, Vice-Chancellor; and Professor Stephen Denyer, Pro-Vice-Chancellor Learning ＆ Teaching. Front row, Chevening scholars, left to right – Sizwe Mabuza from Swaziland, Wulan Koagouw (Indonesia), Silvana Juri (Uruguay), and Michel Rivas Hernandez (Cuba).