Pexim Foundation scholarships for students from Serbia and Macedonia

The PEXIM Foundation has signed an agreement with the Cambridge Overseas Trust to co-fund up to five scholarships each year, for students from Serbia or Macedonia who wish to study for a BA or Masters degree at Cambridge.

The scheme commences this year, with three students from Macedonia and two from Serbia starting their degree courses in Cambridge in October 2010.   On completion of their degrees, they will be helped by the Foundation and by their respective governments to find employment in their home countries.

The agreement was formally signed in both Belgrade and Skopje.  The Belgrade event was attended by Snežana Klašnja - Assistant Minister of Youth and Sports, Slobodan Jauković - Assistant Minister of Education, and Stephen Wordsworth - UK Ambassador to Serbia and himself a Cambridge alumnus.  The Serbian recipients of the new scholarships, Borjan Lazarević and Marko Jevremović, are pictured (right) at the signing.

In Skopje the agreement was signed in the presence of the Minister of Education, Nikola Todorov, who presented scholarship papers to the first three Macedonian recipients - Damjan Denkovski, Ivana Mateska, and Aleksandar Mitov.  The scholars were also received by the President of Macedonia, Dr Gjorge Ivanov.

More photos of the signing ceremony, and a further news story, can be seen on the Foundation's website.

Michael O'Sullivan, Director of COT, shakes hands with Mihael Petreski, President of the PEXIM Foundation

Michael O'Sullivan, Director of COT, shakes hands with Mihael Petreski, President of the PEXIM Foundation