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University and Bestway Foundation pledge £500K to support Pakistani students

22 February 13

Mr Zameer Choudrey, Group Chief Executive & Trustee of the Bestway Foundation

The University of Bradford is pleased to announce a new partnership to fund student scholarships in collaboration with the Bestway Foundation, the charitable arm of the Bestway Group.

Under this new five-year agreement the Bestway Foundation and the University of Bradford will commit £250K each to jointly fund five annual scholarships to support postgraduate students applying from Pakistan.

These scholarships, which will cover all expenses including tuition and accommodation fees, will benefit students wanting to study science, technology, maths and engineering-related disciplines.Speaking about the newly formed partnership, Professor Mark Cleary, Vice Chancellor at the University, commented: “The University is proud to be working in partnership with the Bestway Foundation. Their generous support will ensure that we are able to attract the brightest and best applicants from Pakistan irrespective of their ability to afford to study in the UK. To date our scholarship provision has not been able to match the demand from Pakistani applicants, but thanks to the trustees of the Bestway Group we are now able to assist more worthy applicants than ever before.”

Mr Zameer Choudrey, Group Chief Executive & Trustee of the Bestway Foundation added “The links between the City of Bradford and Pakistan are longstanding, and we firmly believe the University of Bradford has a vital role to play in providing excellent educational experiences to students from Pakistan. The trustees of the Bestway Foundation are delighted to be working in partnership with the University to ensure students with potential can fulfil their ambitions by studying at Bradford.”

22 February 13

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