Scholarships attract huge response

Issued: Wed, 02 Apr 2008 10:21:00 BST

A series of University of Glasgow business scholarships designed to aid the development of the Egyptian economy and workforce have attracted 29 applicants for every available place.

Orascom Telecom, one of the world's largest telecoms firms, led by Naguib Sawiris, are investing more than £140,000, in six scholarships at the University.

And as the deadline passed for applications, it was revealed that 174 students have applied for the places.

On completion of their one year business Masters degree, the scholars will return to Egypt to help with the development of the north African country.

The scholarship programme includes courses on business administration, economics, banking, finance, international trade, international accounting and international management. The successful applicants will arrive in Glasgow in October.

The Sawiris family have a long tradition of supporting international scholarship opportunities for Egyptian students at universities around the world, including Harvard, Yale and Princeton.

The University of Glasgow is expanding its postgraduate provision, welcomes international students to Glasgow and is glad to be involved with this scholarship scheme.

For more information, contact Ray McHugh in the University of Glasgow Media Relations Office on 0141 330 3535 or email

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