The British High Commission has announced the return of the prestigious Chevening scholarship scheme that opend for applications on Monday 29 October 2012.

The scheme off ers talented graduates and young professionals the chance to study for postgraduate qualifi cations at the UK’s world leading universities.

Two fully-funded scholarships are available for the academic year 2013/14. British High Commissioner Jennifer Anderson said of the scholarship; “Britain today is simply a great place to visit, study and work.

We want to extend an invitation to the world to take a fresh look at everything we have to offer.

That is why the UK, through the Chevening programme, off ers scholarships each year to exceptional people across the world to study in some of the best universities in the world.

The UK is home to 3 of the world’s top ten universities”.

Chevening has been running in Botswana since 1993 and there are now over sixty Chevening alumni in Botswana.

Some of Botswana’s prominent alumni include MPs’ Mokgweetsi Masisi, Botsalo Ntuane and Philip Makgalemele, government Directors, Steve Monna, Caroline Okello Wengi and Magdeline Madibela. Human rights activist Alice Mogwe, Batsho Nthoi, and Head of Puma Energy Mahube Mpugwa.

The scholarship programme provides full or part funding for full-time courses at postgraduate level, normally a one year Master’s degree.

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