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Teesside the ideal destination for international scholars

26 September 2018 @TeesUniNews

 

Teesside University has welcomed a number of new international students via a prestigious scholarship programme designed to enhance opportunities for talented and motivated individuals from across the globe.

Dr Saba, Priscilla Botchway and Edward Kulubya.
Dr Saba, Priscilla Botchway and Edward Kulubya.

In total, Teesside has been successful in securing 10 students through the Commonwealth Scholarship. Five will spend a year at the University completing master’s degrees, while the other five will study programmes via distance learning.

The Commonwealth Scholarships are open to students from the least developed and lower middle income Commonwealth countries and are aimed at high achievers who otherwise may not be able to afford to study in the UK.

Teesside secured 10 scholarships in the health systems and capacity strand and they will be part of the University’s School of Health & Social Care. The Scholarships are funded by the UK Department for International Development with the aim of supporting sustainable development in commonwealth countries.

Edward Kulubya, 31, from Uganda, is studying for a Master’s in Public Health, (MPH), after completing a degree in sports and exercise science.

He said: 'I have always wanted to study in a different country and after following Teesside University on social media, I was really impressed with what I saw.

'A degree from a university such as Teesside will be extremely valuable to me and will put me in a really strong position when I return home. 'I have been reading so much about Teesside University online and to finally be here is a fantastic feeling.'

Dr Saba, 25, from Pakistan, is also studying the MPH and opted for Teesside after seeing the University continually climb the league tables.

'Teesside was recommended to me and I saw that it was climbing the rankings every year and also scored highly for international student satisfaction,' explained Dr Saba.

We provide a wide range of opportunities for international students who come to study at Teesside from all over the world.

Dr David Bell.

'Everybody has been extremely supportive and I am delighted to be part of the Commonwealth Scholarship which will allow me to study in a different country and eventually return to Pakistan with a professional qualification to pursue a career in healthcare.'

Also studying the MPH is Priscilla Botchway, 29, from Ghana, who completed a degree in diagnostic radiography in her home country.

She said: 'It has been wonderful to arrive at Teesside University. I love the place already and it is a very calm and stimulating environment. I am really looking forward to my time here.'

Lawrence Nnyanzi, (Senior Lecturer in Research Methods), worked on the bids for the Commonwealth Scholarships and was delighted to be able to secure 10 places.

'They are really prestigious scholarships and to be successful in acquiring ten for Teesside is a fantastic achievement for the University,' he said.

'The aim is to support the strongest talents in Commonwealth countries to come and study here and obtain the skills and knowledge to take back home and help transform lives and contribute to sustainable economic development.'

Dr David Bell, Pro Vice-Chancellor (International) at Teesside University, said: 'We provide a wide range of opportunities for international students who come to study at Teesside from all over the world.

'We are delighted to be able to offer such a high number of Commonwealth Scholarships. Teesside University continues to be a desirable place to study for international students because of the emphasis we place on providing the very best student and learning experience.'


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Teesside the ideal destination for international scholars
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Teesside University has welcomed a number of new international students via a prestigious scholarship programme designed to enhance opportunities for talented and motivated individuals from across the