Cambridge Trust renews partnership with the Kidu Foundation
The Cambridge Trust is delighted to have renewed its partnership with the Kidu Foundation.
The Trust works with the Bhutanese government through the Kidu Foundation to offer the Bhutan King’s Scholarship at the University of Cambridge.
The scholarship programme, established in 2018, has been renewed for an additional five years. The programme offers one-year scholarships to resident citizens of Bhutan who are accepted to Master’s degree programmes in a variety of subjects at Cambridge.
While on a visit to the UK last month, His Majesty the King of Bhutan met Bhutanese student Pema Yangzom, who is undertaking an MPhil in Architecture and Urban Studies at Lucy Cavendish College, and Cambridge Trust alumna Shara Gyaltshen who studied for an MPhil in Biological Science with the support of a Bhutan King’s Scholarship at the University of Cambridge. Pema and Shara were able to discuss their studies and ambitions for the future with His Majesty.
“It was such a rare opportunity to meet with His Majesty the King of Bhutan. HM spoke of his time studying in the UK, how crucial work experience is to better our skills and be better able to apply them back home, and I was able to discuss with him my interest in switching over to plant genetics and plant breeding, given their applications in Bhutan and the global issues of food security in light of climate change”.
His Majesty also met with Director of the Cambridge Trust, Helen Pennant, to discuss the Trust’s on-going partnership with the Kidu Foundation to offer awards for Bhutanese Masters-level students at Cambridge. They talked about the importance of scholarships in helping Bhutanese students gain expertise and knowledge necessary for the future development of Bhutan.