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Chevening and Universities Wales Partnership Announcement

Universities Wales is pleased to announce a partnership with the Foreign & Commonwealth Office on the creation of the Chevening Universities Wales Scholarships.

Universities Wales and the Welsh Government will co-fund up to 10 Vietnamese scholars in 2020/2021 and in 2021/2022 to study a one-year taught master’s in any subject at a Welsh university as part of the prestigious Chevening Scholarships programme.

Iwan Davies, Chair of the Universities Wales International Network, Universities Wales commented:

Universities Wales is pleased to announce our partnership with the Foreign Commonwealth Office to create Chevening Universities Wales Scholarships.

Chevening scholarships are highly prestigious and celebrated for their role in developing future global leaders. Creating a ten Chevening scholarship programme for Vietnamese students to study at Welsh Universities will create long lasting and mutually beneficial links between Wales and Vietnam. These scholarships will boost student mobility and students will act as international ambassadors for our countries.

These scholarships are part of a wider ambition to develop working partnerships with our colleagues in Vietnam and we look forward to taking this forward in the coming months and years’.

Stephen Taylor, Head of Internal Political Section, British Embassy Hanoi, Vietnam commented:

‘The Chevening Scholarships programme brings together young professionals with the potential to develop into future leaders in their chosen field. They are selected from around the globe to study at the UK’s world-leading universities.

We are proud to announce this partnership during Chevening’s 35th anniversary year and 25th anniversary in Vietnam and during the anniversary of 45 years of diplomatic relations between the UK and Vietnam.

We are grateful for Universities Wales’ support and the opportunities this opens to Vietnamese Chevening scholars. We are confident it will lead to the strengthening of ties between Wales and Vietnam. We look forward to working together to bring even more future leaders from Vietnam on to this programme to study at universities in Wales.’

Scholars will join an international network of over 50,000 Chevening Alumni when they graduate, many of whom have developed into influential leaders across all sectors since the programme started in 1983.

Applications for the 2020/2021 academic year will open in August 2019.