Scholarship awardees share experiences of Leicester

The University's International Office organised a reception on 11 November for this year's recipients of three scholarship schemes for international students. The event was hosted by the Vice-Chancellor and President of the University Professor Paul Boyle.  Awardees of the Chevening, Commonwealth Shared and President’s Postgraduate scholarship schemes were invited to the lunchtime event, during which Professor Boyle welcomed them to the University, and congratulated them on their academic achievements.

This year the University is hosting six Chevening scholars, as well as three recipients of the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship. Both of these highly competitive schemes offer full funding to successful applicants.

30 new international students from 13 different countries have been awarded one of the new President’s Postgraduate Scholarships, receiving a discount of £3500 on tuition fees.

The scholars introduced themselves, and spoke of their reasons for choosing to study at the University of Leicester, which ranged from the strength of academic departments to the speed and efficiency of the admissions process, and their experiences of Leicester so far.

Some of their comments were as follows:

  • “I am enjoying the beautiful campus of the University of the Leicester as well as the city itself where the diversity lives" Minju Oh, President’s Postgraduate Scholarship awardee
  • "The University of Leicester has always been my dream school and I regard the Museum Studies MA program as an important step to fulfill my academic goal. The course is really fantastic and high-quality. I feel delighted to study with classmates from around the world who have gathered together because of their shared passion for museum studies; as well as professional teachers who have encouraged us to think critically and creatively about museums and galleries.” Lingling Xie, President’s Postgraduate Scholarship awardee
  • “The welcome lunch was an exciting event: a great chance to socialise, learn about diversity and explore new perspectives. I absolutely loved it.” Sidrah Kaleem, Commonwealth Shared Scholarship awardee