UK Raises Nigeria’s Chevening Scholarship Slots to 45

The slots for Nigeria in the United Kingdom’s
Chevening scholarships have been raised from 13
to 45, British High Commission officials
confirmed to Daily Trust yesterday.
Chevening Scholarship Officer, Jibike Faborode
and other officials during a courtesy visit to Daily
Trust headquarters in Abuja yesterday said the
increase in the slots would give more Nigerians
the opportunity to get the award to study in the
The scholarship is opened to Nigerian graduates
for application into a one year Master’s degree in
any subject and at any UK university. Faborode
said the application for the scholarship which
had earlier commenced in August will close by
November 3.
“The British High Commission is organising a
question and answer session for interested
candidates tomorrow on facebook site for interested
candidates,” she said.
The session, according to her, will address all
questions on the application process and
requirements which include work experience,
references, language test, university and course
Faborode also noted that there is an opening for
Chevening/Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies
Fellowship which offers financial support to
individuals to undertake a period of independent
study and research at the centre.
The fellowship which is a six months programme
offered to mid career professionals is open to all
Islamic scholars, clerics and academics to learn
more on the culture and civilization of Islam and
all aspects of contemporary Muslim societies in
the global context.