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Chevening Cyber and Tech Scholarship

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Cybil code: G0819

Status: Ongoing

From: Sep 2020

To: Aug 2022

Tags: Financial Inclusion

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Summary

The project funded 3 scholars from The Gambia, Uganda and Zambia who completed their Masters on the Chevening programme from Sept 2020 – August 2021. A further 3 scholars from the Solomon Islands, Pakistan and Kenya will start their Masters in Sept 2021 – August 2022.

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Aim

The aims of the Chevening Scholarships Programme are:

  • To attract and select from around the world those scholars who demonstrate the greatest potential to become leaders, decision-makers and opinion-formers in their own countries.
  • To ensure scholars’ experiences in the UK leave them supportive of the UK.
  • To position Chevening as the most prestigious programme of its type in the world.

Context

The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and the Cyber Policy Department will collaborate in a scheme to provide Chevening partnership scholarships, known as the Chevening Cyber and Tech Scholarships, for overseas students wishing to study for a one-year taught Master’s degree in National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) certified courses at any accredited university in the UK.

Outputs/Outcomes

To build relations with promising individuals who are likely to be influential in cyber and tech in the future.


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