The Foreign and Commonwealth Office launch the Pacific Alliance Chevening Scholarships

On 22 June, the Rt Hon Hugo Swire, Minister of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office presided at an event that brought together 40 scholars from Mexico, Colombia, Chile, and Peru and the ambassadors of those countries to mark the launch of a new set of Chevening Scholarships for 2015/2016 – the FCO Pacific Alliance Chevening Scholarships.

The Pacific Alliance was founded in 2011 and provides participating countries a free trade area paving the way for education and innovation exchange and development. The UK is an interested observer in the process.

These scholarships, starting this September, will combine the prestigious Chevening Scholarship brand with the goals and values the UK shares with the Pacific Alliance, promoting growth and a rules-based economic system.

An exciting programme of networking events, policy roundtable discussions, and visits for scholars will provide valuable opportunities to exchange ideas, expertise and knowledge, and create a cadre of exceptional Pacific Alliance Chevening Scholars who can advance the work of the alliance after their studies.

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