International students honoured at University of Portsmouth

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International scholarship students have been honoured by the University of Portsmouth.

The group of professionals from China, Afghanistan and the Seychelles were presented with the Chevening scholarships, which are funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

The idea of the award is to help develop potential future global leaders.

The scholarships covers fees, flights, maintenance and settling-in allowance for the students, who were presented with the awards by the university’s vice-chancellor, Professor Graham Galbraith.

He said: ‘I am delighted that the students have chosen to come to Portsmouth.

‘These awards are an honour for both them and us here at the university.

‘I look forward to seeing them all succeed and shaking hands with them at the graduation ceremonies.’

More than 28,000 people applied for Chevening awards, and seven of the candidates are now at the university.