14th September 2018, 19:24
Five students will have the opportunity to study Business Administration at the University of Gibraltar, with their academic fees paid by a benefactor. This has been confirmed to GBC by the University, which says the scheme aims to widen access to education, and has been promoted online and across the border.
The University of Gibraltar says one of its benefactors, whose name has not yet been made public, made a “very generous offer” to pay tuition for five students who wouldn’t be able to access higher education due to financial reasons. The offer was reported on in the regional Spanish press, with Europa Sur highlighting that the University had approached the La Linea Ayuntamiento to communicate the offer to secondary schools in Gibraltar’s neighbouring city. The University says the scholarships, for its three-year BA in Business Administration, are available to anyone, regardless of nationality, as long as they meet the degree’s entry requirements, and require financial help. The scholarships have also been promoted via social media.
The University says so far it’s had a limited but very positive response to the scheme – with the first student selected, described as a Moroccan woman with strong links to Gibraltar. Eight students in total have so far signed on for the Business Administration degree.