Malawi-Scotland Partnership (MaSP) has invited institutions of higher education in Malawi to submit up to 15 students who will compete for scholarships on offer in its second round of the Malawi-Scotland David Livingstone Scholarship Programme.
According to a statement issued by MaSP, this is the second year of the programme, which will support 30 young, gifted and underprivileged Malawian students to study at a master’s level within Malawi.
The statement says an independent selection panel comprising four Malawian and four Scottish academics, will select the successful nominations, assuring that all aspects of the nomination and selection process will be transparent.
“Not less than 50 percent of the successful applicants will be female students, and the process will be made as accessible as possible for those with disabilities.
“Preference will be given to individuals who, given this opportunity, will likely help build the capacity of higher education in Malawi and benefit the wider community,” reads the statement in part.
It says Scotland is delighted to announce the second round of the scholarship programme after 37 scholarships were offered in the first round.
“We have already seen that the 37 current scholarships are not only benefitting the individual students but also the universities they are studying at and their wider community,” reads the statement.
The eleven institutions where Malawian students are taking their studies under these scholarships are Chancellor College, Catholic University of Malawi, College of Medicine, Kamuzu College of Nursing, African Bible College, Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Malawi Institute of Management, Mzuzu University, University of Livingstonia, Polytechnic and Shareworld Open University.