By Vera Sam-Anyagafu
Eleven Nigerian students have been awarded scholarship in various fields of study through United Kingdom Chevening scholarship scheme for the year 2013 to 2014.
The scholarship programme which is all about Brain Gain would provide beneficiaries with quality education in a range of fields, such as Medical Research, International Law and Finance and Accountancy.
Funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations, the programme grants awards to outstanding scholars with leadership potential from around the world to study postgraduate courses at various universities in the UK.
The students on completion of their study, are expected to come back and contribute to the development of Nigeria, and so far, over 1,050 Nigerian students have benefitted from the scholarship and are in positions of leadership across the country.
The programme which celebrates 30 years of its existence has developed into a prestigious international scheme, attracting a wealth of high-calibre applicants from over 116 countries worldwide.
The 2014/15 Chevening applications are open for intending Nigerian students until November 8, 2013.