Celebrating our international scholarship holders

The Office for Global Engagement recently hosted a reception to celebrate international students who have been awarded an external scholarship to study at City.

Nearly 20 scholars attended, each of whom have been awarded one of three highly competitive scholarships:

  • The prestigious Chevening Scholarship, the UK government’s international awards programme aimed at developing global leaders which has been running since 1983.
  • The British Council Scholarship for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), which is currently supporting five students from South Asia to study at the School of Science and Technology.
  • The British Council’s Warm Welcome scheme which supports individuals in the UK with links to Afghanistan to access higher education. Three scholars are currently being provided with maintenance support through programme, while City is waiving their tuition fees.

Reception photo with lots of guests

Also in attendance were Ukrainian students receiving support under City’s partnership with the Ukrainian Global University. Their education had been disrupted or they were unable to start their studies because of the war in Ukraine.

Commenting on the event, Dr Sionade Robinson, Vice President (Enterprise, Engagement and Employability), who hosted the reception said:

“This evening was to congratulate City’s international scholarship holders many of whom have come through highly competitive selection processes before choosing to study at City. Some have faced great challenges and turmoil and made commitments to return after study to bring the benefits of international education to their home societies. We’re truly delighted to welcome these inspiring scholars as it illustrates City’s ability to attract the best students from around the world and that as the university of business practice and the professions, we have a global role to play.”

The reception provided an opportunity for us to connect with this important cohort of scholars who will soon graduate to becoming alumni and future global leaders in their fields. It also gave the scholars chance to meet each other and to mingle with staff from schools, the Office for Global Engagement and the Marketing and External Relations Directorate.