[Press and Public Relations] University Reception for International Scholars


February 2002

No 48

The University of Leicester International Office is to hold a reception on 27 February for international students who have received scholarships from the University, the British Council or HM Government.

They will include the first four Physics students to receive the British Physics Olympiad Scholarships, which have been awarded following the hosting of the Olympiad by the University in July 2000.

The students, from the Republic of Moldova, Bulgaria, Azerbaijan and Indonesia, are all medal holders from the XXXI International Physics Olympiad, and were subsequently successful in applying for IPhO 2000 Scholarships to enable them to join the MPhys degree course in September 2001. The IPhO 2000 scholarships are jointly funded by the British Physics Olympiad Committee and the University.

The University has nearly 1000 full-time international students from more than 100 countries,  including Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Cyprus, Nigeria, People's Republic of China, Turkey, Taiwan, Thailand, and India.

Scholarships, which are highly prized, are awarded to international students of the highest calibre. Leicester currently has 21 students who have received the prestigious Chevening Scholarships from the British Council.

The University's own scholarships will rise in 2002 from 2,000 to 3,000 a year.

Mrs Pat Baxter, University of Leicester International Officer said: "We are delighted to be able to help international students from all parts of the world to finance their studies at the University of
Leicester.

The International Scholars' Reception will be held in the City Lounge, 2nd Floor, Charles Wilson Building, University Main Campus, at 2.45 pm on Wednesday 27 February 2002. Pro Vice Chancellor Professor Will Light will present certificates at 3 pm, after which there will be an opportunity for photographs and light refreshments.

Note to editors: Further information is available from Mrs Pat Baxter, University of Leicester International Office, telephone 0116 252 2297, email peb4@le.ac.uk


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