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Maldives Association of Tourism Industry (MATI) & Chevening Sign MoU to Offer Scholarships

Maldives Association of Tourism Industry and Chevening Sign MoU to Offer Scholarships
Chevening/Maldives Association of Tourism Industry (MATI) Scholarships are for Master’s degrees at accredited universities in the UK

The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) of the “Chevening/Maldives Association of Tourism Industry (MATI) Scholarships” partnership between MATI and the British High Commission took place today at Maagiri Hotel.

The British High Commissioner to Maldives, Caron Röhsler signed on behalf of the British High Commission and the Secretary-General, Mr Ahmed Nazeer signed on behalf of MATI.

The Chevening Scholarships Programme is the UK Government’s global scholarship programme, by which scholarships are awarded to those individuals with strong academic backgrounds who can also demonstrate their leadership potential.

The “Chevening/Maldives Association of Tourism Industry (MATI) Scholarships” are for Maldivian students wishing to study for a one-year Master’s degree in a Travel and Tourism related programme at any accredited university in the UK. The partnership is set to cover two scholarships over the course of two academic years – 2022/23 and 2023/24. MATI intends to increase and enhance this program depending on the success of this inaugural initiative.

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Our goal is to inspire our young guests to dream big. Seeing a legend or a star player in person can help these youngsters realize that making their dreams a reality is possible, says Ausy Waseem – Resort Manager at Siyam World.

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