A new full scholarship scheme for exceptional
students from five African countries has been announced by The University of
Nottingham and the UK government-funded Chevening Scholarship Programme.
The Chevening/Nottingham Partnership Award is
offering 10 full scholarships of tuition fees, a living allowance and return
airfare for outstanding postgraduate students from Angola, Ghana, Kenya,
Nigeria and Uganda.
The awards are aimed at international students from
these countries who have at least two years relevant graduate work experience.
Applications are invited from key areas of study and development, including
science, engineering, medicine and health sciences, operations management and
courses related to the environment.
The new scheme is in addition to the existing
programme of Chevening Scholarships which provide full funding to international
masters students from all over the world with leadership potential in any
Emma Tarrant Tayou, The University of
Nottingham’s Regional Manager for West Africa, who is based at the University’s
West Africa Office in Accra, Ghana, said:
“Too often talented students from developing
countries are not able to take up offers of study in the UK due to financial
constraints. This scholarship scheme responds decisively to remove that barrier
for individuals with a commitment to working in their home countries after
Nyssa Lee-Woolf, Programme Manager at Chevening
proud to announce Chevening’s new partnership with The University of
Nottingham. Nottingham, like Chevening, has a strong international standing and
we are excited to be working together to recruit and support future leaders
from across the globe.”
Global alumni network
Chevening Scholarships have a worldwide network of
high profile alumni. Nana
Awere Damoah, a chemical engineer from Ghana now working as Technical Manager for PZ Cussons in Nigeria,
and author of the book I Speak of
Ghana, studied MSc Chemical Engineering at The University of Nottingham in
2005-06 with funding from a Chevening Scholarship. Recalling his studies at
Nottingham, Nana Awere Damoah said:
“The opportunity the
Chevening Scholarship gave to study in the UK changed my life and outlook,
reinforced my leadership potential and challenged me to seek to achieve the
best. The Chevening Scholarship is about developing future leaders, and
scholars with this kaleidoscope of exposure certainly have an advantage in
Chevening Scholar Hadiza Santali Sa’eed from
Nigeria, who recently completed an MA in International Law, Security and
Terrorism at The University of Nottingham, said:
“If you’re able to experience education in another country which is quite
different from yours, it can only be good for you. The University of Nottingham
prides itself on being a global university and when you come here you realise
that is true… you’ve got an international scholarship to a global university. I
think it’s a win-win all round for everyone.” A video on Hadiza’s experience is
Masters for professionals
Helen Rylands, Scholarship and
Sponsorship Manager in the University’s International Office said:
“This brand new opportunity
for fully-funded postgraduate study at Nottingham is one not to be missed by
potential candidates from the five African countries targeted by the scheme. We
are looking for mid-career professionals from the key study areas
who are looking for further study to progress their career. They must show
strong leadership potential within their field to be selected and must also
commit to return to their home country to work for at least two years after
completion of the masters.”
Further information about the
Chevening/Nottingham partnership award is available on The University of Nottingham website and the Chevening website.
Applications for the
Chevening/Nottingham Partnership Award, and all Chevening Scholarships, must be
submitted via the Chevening website. The deadline for applications for 2015/16 awards
is 15 November 2014 at 23:59 UK time.
A video featuring Chevening Scholars talking about
life at The University of Nottingham is available on the University’s MediaSpace
platform and on YouTube.
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