Overseas Students: Scholarships

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 8th May 2008.

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Photo of Sally Keeble Sally Keeble Labour, Northampton North

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment his Department has made of the differences in performance of the Chevening, Commonwealth and Marshall scholarship programmes.

Photo of Jim Murphy Jim Murphy Minister of State (Europe)

The purpose of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's (FCO) scholarship schemes is to build personal relationships with international leaders of the future. Following a recent review of all scholarship funding, in accordance with the FCO's global strategy and priorities, it was concluded that the Chevening and Marshall scholarship schemes achieved this purpose more effectively than the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan.

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