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City students awarded prestigious Chevening Scholarships

Fourteen international postgraduates have won funding this academic year
by Sophie

Fourteen postgraduate students from four continents have joined City University London thanks to a prestigious Chevening Scholarship. Funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), the Scholarships bring young professionals, who have already displayed outstanding leadership talents, to study in the UK.

The Chevening programme was established in 1983 and has developed into a prestigious international scheme. Scholars are chosen for their qualities of ambition, drive and leadership potential, their commitment to organisational development, and their talent for innovation and creativity.

Professor Dinos Arcoumanis is Deputy Vice-Chancellor (International & Development) of City University London. He believes the Chevening Scholars are a tremendous asset:

null"They are committed networkers and excellent ambassadors for their home countries. Scholars have an impressive record of rising to positions of leadership in their respective professions and we hope that their experiences at City will help them to achieve their full potential."

Beibei Jiang, from China, enrolled on the MSc Banking and International Finance at Cass Business School. "Being awarded a Chevening Scholarship is the thing I am most proud of so far" she says. "It has opened a brand new window for me, full of surprises and a colourful life that is totally different from where I originally come from. It has also brought me lots of lifelong friends!"

nullFassikaw Amera from Ethiopia joined City to pursue an MA in International Politics. "The University is a place where one can benefit from sharing in the cultures and the different ways of life of people from many countries. The professors are very welcoming and enthusiastic about their courses and I am very grateful for the sophisticated teaching techniques that are in place."

Janeman Latul is studying for the LLM in International Commercial Law. He was working as a Journalist for Thomson Reuters in Indonesia before being awarded the Scholarship.

null"I always wanted to attend The City Law School because it is well-known to have a practical and not just academic approach. When I finish my studies, I want to go back and continue my career as a Financial Journalist. I will use the knowledge and new ideas that I've got from City to bring a fresh view to Indonesia, especially on the area of finance, banking and corporate governance".

Chevening Scholars come from 118 countries worldwide (excluding the USA and the EU), and this year the Scholarships will support more than 600 individuals. There are over 42,000 Chevening alumni around the world who together comprise an influential and highly regarded global network.

City University London Chevening Scholars 2013:

Brazil - Eduardo Duarte Zanelato (MA Innovation, Creativity & Leadership)
Cambodia - Sophal Chea (MSc Financial and Economics)
China - Cichen Shen (MA Global Political Economy)
China - Beibei Jiang (MSc Banking and International Finance)
Ethiopia - Fassikaw Molla Amera (MA International Politics)
Indonesia - Janeman Mauritana Latul (LLM International Commercial Law)
Mongolia - Erdenedalai Choinkhor (MSc Financial Economics)
Philippines - Ryan Edward Chua (MA International Journalism)
Russian Federation - Olga Diachenko (MSc International Business Economics)
Swaziland - Setsabile Barbara Thobekile Sibisi (MA International Journalism)
Turkey - Yunis Koc (MA International Politics)
Ukraine - Serhiy Kosynov (MA Political Communication)
Uzbekistan - Azizjon Gapparov (MSc Shipping, Trade & Finance)
Vietnam - Mi Hoang (MA Science Journalism)

Applications for 2015/16 Scholarships will open in summer 2014.

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