Kathmandu: As many as 11 Nepali students will be studying in various universities in the UK as Chevening scholars this year. Scholars to be selected this year include Aryaa Subedi, Anu Maharjan, Barun Kumar Singh, Surath Giri, Pratiksha Rajopadhyaya, Prekchhya Shrestha, Riju Manandhar, Samarjeet Thapa, Sagar Satyal, Shreya Joshi and Ujjawal Gautam.
Chevening is the UK government’s international scholarships program, funded by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and partner organizations.
Nepali Chevening scholars for 2022/23 were given pre-departure orientation at the British Embassy in Kathmandu on Thursday. The scholars were oriented about nearly everything that they will face in the UK: Food and accommodation, studies, whom to contact in case of need, where they can go to for help when they need it, academic settings in the UK universities, and so on.
At the program organized for the new batch of Nepali scholars, Nicola Pollit, the UK’s ambassador to Nepal, congratulated all the scholars for securing Chevening scholarship to study in the prestigious universities in the UK. She expressed the hope that the scholars will be able to contribute in their respective field after completing their studies and returning to Nepal.
On the occasion, former Nepali Chevening scholars shared their experience and learning with the new scholars.