The Beit Trust & the University of Glasgow

Published: 19 June 2020

A partnership goes from strength-to-strength.

The collaboration between the Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences (MVLS) College, the Wellcome Centre For Integrative Parasitology (WCIP) and the Beit Trust goes from strength to strength. Recently three new African students were successful in winning fully funded MSc places at the University of Glasgow.

This year's applicants were so outstanding the Beit Trust took the decision to award an additional fully funded studentship to University of Glasgow. The Beit/Glasgow studentships are extremely competitive and as a result of the extra funding this year three outstanding African female students from Zambia, Malawi, and Zimbabwe will join the programme towards the end of 2020. The studentships are jointly funded by The Beit Trust, MVLS and WCIP and have been very successful with past students from Malawi going on to win Commonwealth Scholarship Commission funding to continue to PhD studies at University of Glasgow.

Alinane, previous Beit student
Former Beit Scholarship student Alinane Munyenyembe 

Sir Andrew Pocock, Secretary of the Beit Trust, said: “The Trust welcomes the chance to do two things: to identify and support outstanding young scholars from Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe, in a medical field of huge importance to the countries to which they will return; and to partner a world-class institution like the University of Glasgow. We look forward to maintaining this relationship, and the remarkable results that have flowed from it.”

Prof Paul Garside, Dean of Global Engagement (Africa & Middle East) said “It is wonderful to offer a warm welcome to Glasgow to three fantastic new scholars from Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe. They join a growing band of alumni from this programme and we hope they enjoy their experience as much as previous participants”

Prof Andy Waters, Director Wellcome Centre for Molecular Parasitology said, “We are delighted to welcome students Cleopatra, Alice and Luwani to Glasgow, WCIP, 3Is and MVLS where they will receive our special mentoring as well as a first-class education. We are also grateful for the faith that the Beit Trust have placed in us through the award of an additional full fellowship that enables all three of these excellent candidates to enjoy the Glasgow experience”

First published: 19 June 2020