Insurance provider Aviva has yesterday announced the creation of its Aviva Scholarship programme. Aimed to promote British education in Asia, the scheme is made possible through the partnership with eleven universities in the UK including University of Birmingham, University of Bristol, Durham University, and more.
The press release also stated that the scheme aimed to assist outstanding students in China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore, Taiwan and Vietnam to further their studies at leading UK universities.
Applications open in September 2017 alongside the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) process, and the first group of scholars is expected to matriculate in autumn 2018. The programme is open for Aviva customers in Asia, and their children for the duration of all applicable undergraduate and graduate courses.
Chris Wei, executive chairman, Aviva Asia; and global chairman of Aviva Digital commented: “As the UK’s leading insurer, Aviva is proud to have this exclusive opportunity to work with leading UK universities to support students from Asia in their pursuit of knowledge, new skills and new life experiences in our home market.”
“As an insurer focused on education and financial planning, Aviva Asia can now provide not just financial advice and solutions to our customers, but go one step further to offer the possibility for their children to become an Aviva scholar and receive the best British education,” he added.
Meanwhile, Jo Johnson, minister of state for universities, science, research and innovation said: “It is fantastic to see two world leading UK sectors – higher education and insurance – come together to create a dynamic partnership that will offer scholarships to the brightest and best students in Asia to enable them to study in the UK. This innovative, collaborative approach is another great example of my desire to continue to build bridges between the UK and the rest of the world.”
Aviva will also offer summer internship opportunities to selected scholars, and consider them for Aviva’s Global Graduate Programme. Further details on the scholarship programme, as well as the online application form, can be found on the dedicated website from 18th July onwards.
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