Moroccan students who have benefited from Britain’s prestigious Chevening scholarships were honored at a reception hosted on Thursday at the British Ambassador’s residence in Rabat.
On this occasion, Simon Martin, the British Ambassador to Morocco, congratulated the 13 young Moroccans who have completed their Masters with the fully funded Chevening scholarship, while taking pride in the success of this experience.
“It is with joy and great pride that we receive students who return to Morocco to apply what they have learned and develop their careers,” said Mr. Martin.
“Moroccan students, through the Chevening programme, are benefiting from the UK experience by developing additional skills, capabilities and capabilities,” the diplomat noted, adding that upon their return to their country of origin, the beneficiaries will be able to share their acquired knowledge.
These exchanges, he felt, allow young students to discover new cultures and traditions, just as they allow them to gain knowledge and open new horizons, a dynamic that is so enriching in terms of studies and professional perspectives. to the world.
Through this initiative, he further commented: “We want to make British education as available as possible”.
Mr Martin also emphasized that these student exchange programs are a lever to further strengthen cooperation between Morocco and the United Kingdom and promote the emergence of future leaders.
“Not only will we be happy to encourage students to continue their studies in the UK, but we also want to facilitate Moroccan students’ access to UK universities,” he underlined.
“This means we are trying to bring British universities to Morocco and we are working closely with the Ministry of Higher Education to achieve this goal,” he continued.
For his part, Karim Hassan, Second Secretary General of the “Global Britain, Prosperity and Chevening Lead” of the British Embassy in Rabat, explained that this program is open to students from all fields of study such as Science, Languages, Industry, International Relations or media and communication.
In this context, Mr Hassan urged all students to seize this opportunity to “discover the British education system and British culture”.
For her part, Fatima Zahra Habbat, winner of the Chevening scholarship, emphasized that this experience is unique in terms of learning. “We communicate through a new language and we meet new people while discovering a new culture, this is what makes the experience unique and rich in itself,” she argued.
The Chevening Scholarships, funded by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office and partner organisations, are part of the UK Government’s Global Scholarship Scheme.
These scholarships have become an international program that brings together beneficiaries from 137 countries around the world and provides them with full financial support to study for a one-year master’s degree at a UK university, while providing access to a wide range of academic, professional and cultural experiences.