Chevening’s partnerships are expanding once again as the Queen Rania Foundation becomes the latest organisation to join up with the UK Government’s flagship scholarship programme.

The British Embassy in Amman have been working with the Queen Rania Foundation for Education and Development, and have come to agreement on a partnership that will see QRF support five Jordanian scholars each year. 

Queen Rania Foundation for Education and Development (QRF) was established by Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah in 2013, and aims to improve opportunities for children and young people in Jordan so that they are equipped with the knowledge, skills, strategies, and values that will allow them to excel in a fast-paced and competitive world.

This partnership extends that help, allowing Jordanians to come and enhance their education and leading UK universities, studying in the fields of of education, development, public policy, economics and creative disciplines.

Ambassador Edward Oakden welcomed the partnership: ‘We greatly appreciate the generosity of QRF in funding these scholarships for Jordanians wishing to study a Masters in the UK. We have already high quality applications for this year’s round and we look forward to awarding these outstanding scholarships to the successful Jordanian candidates.’

Haifa Dia Al-Attia, the Chief Executive Officer of the Queen Rania Foundation, added: ‘We are very excited to partner with the British Embassy and at the prospect of giving Jordanian students a chance to receive a top- level education through this Master’s degree scholarship, enabling them to develop their leadership skills at distinguished universities in the UK.’ 

‘With a focus on the fields of education, development, public policy, economics and creative disciplines, this will develop future leaders and influencers who promote positive change and it will allow us to create educational and professional empowerment and bring together talent and opportunity for the benefit of Jordan.’