HL Deb 10 December 1998 vol 595 cc107-8WA
The Earl of Carlisle

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many Chevening Scholarships will be awarded to university students in 1999 from:

  1. (a) Estonia
  2. (b) Latvia
  3. (c) Lithuania
and what is the cost of the scholarships. [HL161]

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean

The Chevening Scholarship allocations for Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania for the 1999–2000 Financial Year have not yet been agreed. I will write to the noble Earl when they are.

In the current financial year (1998–99) four students from Estonia, four from Latvia and three from Lithuania received new scholarships at a cost of £65,000, £60,000 and £66,600 respectively.

In addition to the above, about four students from each of these three countries were awarded centrally jointly funded Chevening scholarships. The cost of each centrally joint funded scholarship is approximately £15,000. The FCO pays one-third of this; the other two-thirds is paid by British universities, commercial and other co-sponsors.

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