Friday, February 22, 2013

UK launches 2013-2014 Chevening Scholarships worldwide

UK launches 2013-2014 Chevening Scholarships worldwide

UK launches 2013-2014 Chevening Scholarships worldwide
UK launches 2013-2014 Chevening Scholarships worldwide
UK launches 2013-2014 Chevening Scholarships worldwideBRITISH Embassies internationally have once more begun the once a year means of recruiting one of the vital highest scholars within the globe to the Chevening Scholarship, a one-12 months masteral software in best colleges and universities in the United Kingdom.


Within the Philippines, the beginning of the recruitment process was once announced on Thursday, October 25, through British Ambassador to the Philippines Steven Lillie right through a easy celebration of Philippine-UK Friendship Day. The application length for school yr 2013 to 2014 is from October 29, 2012, to January 2, 2013.

UK launches 2013-2014 Chevening Scholarships worldwide


“Scholars will be chosen in keeping with their educational excellence, their attainable as leaders of their respective international locations, each from growing and developed countries world wide,” stated Lillie. “Chevening students can have a look at a variety of disciplines, together with environmental science, the clinical field, regulation, politics, industry, the media, academia, civil society, finance, climate modification and energy.”

For the reason that Chevening Scholarships had been introduced in 1983, 2 hundred masteral students from the Philippines have joined the elite rank of those scholars, including Dr. Eduardo P. Banzon, PhilHealth president and CEO who was a Chevening scholar in 1997 to 1998.


Lillie said in 2011, seven Filipinos won the Chevening Scholarships, and in 2012, 12 scholars from the Philippines were chosen. He said the number of scholars increased through a partnership with Cambridge University.


“The selection was rigid,” said Edzyl Josef G. Magante, a lawyer by profession who teaches part-time at the Ateneo de Manila University Law School where he graduated with honors in 2004. He is a tax associate director at SGV & Co. (Ernest & Young Philippines).


Magante earned a Masters of Law, with honors, in Corporate and Commercial Law from the London School of Economics.


"Out of 2,000 applicants, only three were chosen to become Chevening Scholars in my batch. The British ambassador himself handpicked the three of us,” he said.


The other one was a fellow lawyer and Atenean, Ian Dato, who graduated in 2003. Dato is now a senior associate with the law firm Ponce Enrile, Reyes and Manalastas. He graduated with honors, Master of Laws in Public International Law from the University College London.


In Photo: Lawyers Edzyl Josef G. Magante (left) and Ian Dato were two of three Chevening scholars in 2010-2011 from the Philippines. (Efleda P. Campos)