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UK continues to support Egyptian students with fully-funded scholarships

Press Release

Applications for the UK government’s fully-funded Chevening Scholarships open today, 3 September, with applications to be submitted via The deadline for applying is 3 November 2020 at 12:00 GMT.

Chevening supports Egyptian scholars to study a one-year master’s degree in any field at any of the UK’s world-class universities. The eligibility criteria includes having an undergraduate degree and at least two years of work experience. Chevening also offers fellowships in the fields of arts and culture, and Islamic studies. For more information about fellowships, please visit this link:

In 2020, Chevening offered 39 scholarships to Egyptians in various fields including Finance, Business, Development and Archaeology. Oil giant BP Egypt also sponsored one scholar to study Petroleum Engineering in the UK. Women made up more than half of the successful scholars, with 25 female scholars getting ready to pursue their master’s degree.

Chevening has offered more than 1400 Egyptians the opportunity to study in the UK since 1983. Chevening alumni from Egypt include Mr Mohamed Farid Saleh, Chairman of the Egyptian Exchange, Dr Mohamed Abdel Aty, Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation and, Dr Amani Abou-Zeid, Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy at the African Union Commission.

Chevening Alumnus and Disability and Inclusion International Consultant, Dr Mostafa Attia, said:

“Through Chevening I have got deeply engaged with wider cultures, concepts and ideologies that I was never introduced to before. Living abroad widened my mind to question stereotypes and preconceptions we weren’t previously taught to discuss.”

Chargé d’Affaires of the British Embassy in Egypt, Mr Neerav Patel, said:

“I am delighted to announce that applications for Chevening scholarships are open as of today. Chevening is a tremendous opportunity for those scholars who take part in it – it offers the chance to learn, study and develop at some of the finest universities in the world. I would encourage anyone who meets the criteria to apply, and I wish this year’s applicants the very best of luck.”

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