HC Deb 24 February 1999 vol 326 c318W
Mr. Cox

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what scholarships are made available by his Department to students from the Argentine to study at British universities; and if he will make a statement. [72545]

Mr. Fatchett

The British Chevening Scholarship Scheme (funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and the Department for International Development (DfID) will provide some 20 new awards for Argentine Scholars to study in the UK in 1998–99 at a cost of about £270,000. The scholarships support postgraduate study in a range of fields from public administration to international law and environmental health. Argentine students are also eligible to apply for places on the FCO's central joint funded schemes co-sponsored with Dundee University and Rio Tinto plc, the Wessex Institute of Technology, the College of Petroleum Studies, and Oxford University and Citibank.

During President Menem's visit to the UK in October 1998 a new scholarships scheme co-sponsored by the FCO, the Argentine Foreign Ministry and Warwick University was established.