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Jakarta Post

UK Embassy in Jakarta opens Chevening Scholarship application window

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, August 13, 2019   /   06:30 pm
UK Embassy in Jakarta opens Chevening Scholarship application window Interested scholars have until Nov. 5 to submit their application. (Shutterstock/kenary820)

The British Embassy in Jakarta has opened its application window for Chevening Scholarship applications for the 2020/21 academic year.

Interested scholars have until Nov. 5 to submit their application.

Chevening Scholarships offer full financial support to recipients studying at any UK university master’s degree program, including living costs. They are awarded to candidates proven to have good leadership skills, a strong academic background and a minimum of two years’ work experience.

According to a statement made available to The Jakarta Post, the new British Ambassador to Indonesia and Timor Leste, Owen Jenkins, officially opened the application window as his first official event as ambassador.

Jenkins said in the statement that he is delighted to announce the opening.

“Chevening Scholarships target those with the potential to become leaders, decision-makers and opinion-formers who will make a positive contribution to their country’s development,” he was quoted as saying.

Jenkins went on to say that Chevening empowers the selected candidates with the knowledge, skills and confidence to change the world through the UK’s world-class universities, including 18 that rank in the top 100 universities in the world.

Aside from unparalleled academic experience, Chevening Scholars would be entitled to join numerous events and have the opportunity to learn about the history, institutions, customs and people of the UK.

“I encourage all Indonesians that meet the criteria to find out more on our website right now and get their application in for their dream course by [Nov. 5],” said Jenkins, who will join a panel of Chevening Indonesian Alumni to talk about the scholarship.

Read also: UK’s Chevening eyes Indonesia’s change-makers

Author Ahmad Fuadi, TV actress Marissa Anita, disability rights campaigner Mimi Lusli, and peacebuilder, writer and filmmaker Noor Huda Ismail — all of whom are Chevening alumni — will also be part of the panel.

They are among some 1,700 Indonesians who have received the scholarships over the last 35 years, including National Police chief Tito Karnavian, filmmaker Riri Riza and food activist Helianti Hilman. (mut)