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Study Awards


The British Council Eritrea manages Chevening, Hornby and Senior Scholarship Scheme (SSS) awards. Chevening refers to annual scholarship awards given by FCO to Eritrean senior government officials. In academic year 2001/2002, two scholars went to attend their studies in the UK.

Under the SSS, a group of 11 senior officials in a four-year period starting 1997/98 have been awarded postgraduate studies in the UK.

The Council also provides prospective students who wish to go to the UK for further training full information on educational institutions and courses and briefs them on life and study in the UK.

Chevening Scholarship

Under the British Chevening Scholarship programme three postgraduate awards have been allocated to Eritrea for 2001/2002 academic year. The award winners are:

  1. Ms. Fairuz Abdureshid, Assistant in the office of Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She is planning to follow MA course in International relations and Diplomacy.
  2. Mr. Aklil Habtetsion, Judge and Registrar at the High Court, Ministry of Justice. Mr. Aklil will study LLM degree course in Criminology and Criminal Justice.
  3. Mr. Amanuel Eyassu, Head of Asmara and its Environments Desk of the Eritrean News Agency, Ministry of Information. He is to register for MA degree course in Journalism.

This is the 8th year since independence that the British Chevening awards have been offered to Eritrea. So far 20 scholars have successfully completed their postgraduate studies through this programme.

For more information please contact Dr. Negusse Araya, Director Eritrea.


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