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UK Universities to visit Zambia to to make an open presentation on scholarships

General News UK Universities to visit Zambia to to make an open presentation...

british_flagThe United kingdom University Consortium for Africa (UKUC) will be visiting Zambia next month to make an open presentation on scholarships.

First Secretary, Press and Public Relations at the Zambian High Commission in the United Kingdom Abigail Chaponda disclosed the development in a press statement issued to ZANIS, in Lusaka today.

Mrs. Chaponda said that the UKUC comprising of nine UK Universities that have voluntarily come together to support African students study in the UK will be in Zambia on 1st October, 2016.

Other countries yet to be visited in Southern Africa are Botswana and Zimbabwe between 25th September and 9th October.

She said the aim of the presentations is to assess student qualifications for conditional offers to study in the United Kingdom.

She has since appealed to parents and possible students interested to make online appointment for a one-to-one interview, or attend the scholarship presentation at Southern Sun Hotel from 10 am to 6 pm at no fee.

Mrs. Chaponda said the consortium stems from the significant contribution African students make to the UK Higher Education.

She further noted that Zambia’s High Commissioner to London recognizes this visit as a good opportunity for Zambians to ask questions and learn to explore the potential of studying in the UK.

Mrs. Chaponda said the Zambian High Commission in London is considering the possibility of signing a Memorandum of Understanding with the UK University Consortium for Africa, to allow prospective students obtain up to 30 per cent discounted university tuition fees throughout the 9 universities that form the consortium.

Mrs. Chaponda added that Chief Executive Officer of UKUC Tim Hunt will make the main presentation on The Truth about Scholarships.

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    • I dont want further zambians here in the UK

      being abroad is either in UK and if you fail you end up in dodgy countries like US, Norway , germany and the likes

      The UK is number one, anyone else abroad and not here basically FAILED to come here first, for whatever reason

      Thanks

      Bb2014
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  1. These scholarships will go to ministers kids. Do not waste your energy applying. Just work hard and save for yourself. Long gone are the days when education was affordable for the majority. Education is not priority for the lungu government. Onyl thing they know is honorary doctorates e.g doctor kambwili kikiki

  2. I dont want further zambians here in the UK

    being abroad is either in UK and if you fail you end up in dodgy countries like US, Norway , germany and the likes

    The UK is number one, anyone else abroad and not here basically FAILED to come here first, for whatever reason

    Thanks

    Bb2014

  3. But, they give a discount only! Chaponda lady says she’s arranging for up to30%. Fees Re like £10,000-20,000, and even with the discount you have to find the balance! They offer discounts to commonwealth students normally. This is just a con to bring in more overseas students who pay more than home students.

    • AND, you have to pay accommodation and fares on top! This is irresponsible of the embassy here to make people think they are getting scholarships in full. It’s a discount.

  4. There are a few fully funded scholarship schemes at post-graduate level that many Zambians don’t know about because of not reading and sharing information. Scholarship schemes such as the Chevening, Beit Trust, Rhodes and Canon and Collins to mention a few. Most UK universities also offer special discounts to foreign students. Check the internet on these wonderful scholarships and you will be amazed. Even the selection process is fare and transparent. Try them and prove me wrong

    • These scholarships are known in Zambia and we tell family and to check with work especially those working for parasteal government. Few people apply for these because in most cases the UK deny them funding once accepted .
      The scholarships are announced from March ever year, and only at postgraduate level.
      Zambia is not well presented in education in UK as the previous minister destroyed the education system to a point we’re by the UK considers the UNZA degree to be an Higher national diploma only.
      It would be good to include Zambia back into the world of learning and be part of the commonwealth universities the status the country lost under KK and his Zambianation of jobs.
      Unza receives scholarship announcements they just don’t share the information

  5. I would add that it is always best to get your first degree from home, even if you gave to go to one of the private Zambian universities. Post grad funding is available but is limited. However if you want a discounted funding your money us best spent on a postgrad not a first degree. I also checked which universities are signed up with this UKUC and they are not the best Ivy League nor top ranked. Most are regional and I would seriously advise against this scheme. Currently accommodation us at a premium even student halls are expensive and demand full upfront yearly cost and will boot you out at a pin drop, they will then demand you still pay up the full contract for a year. Things can go wrong and there are far too many attacks on students by immigration, police checks etc. stay…

  6. Things can go wrong and there are far too many attacks on students by immigration, police checks etc. stay home, come later in life, maybe even pay for yourself after working.

    And don’t forget with austerity, sterling vs kwacha may not be favourable. You could end up waiting for your funds months on end even after it’s sent like we used to because funds must be transferred by banking system so UK immigration can check and vouch they are fraud free. You can study even later in life, there is no hurry for young youths, don’t push your parents too much if things don’t add up.

  7. @Unza say, that is not correct. Chevening and other scholarships I have mentioned are fully sponsored and there has never been a case where funding is not given once the scholarship is awarded to an applicant. In case of Chevening except for English test which you sit for at your own cost you there is no requirement to pay anything. It is incorrect information like the one you are peddling that has cost most Zambians prestigious opportunities. The Chevening scholarship has been running in Zambia since 1985 and there has been no case of an awardee being refused funding. Please visit Chevening.org or the UK in Zambia facebook page to get true information and testaments from Zambians who have benefited from these scholarships. Most are willing to give fisrt hand information on their…

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