Aviva launches scholarship programme for Asian students

Programme to allow scholars to study undergraduate or graduate courses in 11 UK universities

Aviva launches scholarship programme for Asian students

Insurance News

By Gabriel Olano

UK-based insurer Aviva has launched a scholarship programme for students in Asia, allowing them to study in Britain.

The programme is available in the following markets: mainland China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore, Taiwan, and Vietnam and is open to all Aviva customers and their children, allowing them to study in applicable undergraduate and graduate courses in 11 UK universities.

Aviva will begin accepting applications in September 2017, with the first batch of scholars expected to begin study in autumn 2018.

Chris Wei, executive chairman of Aviva Asia, commented: “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.”

Wei added: “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.”

In his response, Jo Johnson, UK 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.”

Additionally, Aviva will also offer summer internships for selected scholars, and they will also be considered for Aviva’s Global Graduate Programme.

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