The University of Edinburgh has strong, longstanding links with Malawi.

Our thoughts are with all who have been affected by Tropical Cyclone Freddy.

Tropical Cyclone Freddy, March 2023

On 11 March 2023, Tropical Cyclone Freddy hit Malawi causing loss of life, injury and displacement in parts of Southern Malawi and neighbouring countries. The University of Edinburgh contacted staff and students who may have been affected, to offer support.

Tropical Cyclone Freddy

We are saddened by the news of the devastating cyclone in Southern Africa, and in particular the destruction and loss of life caused in Malawi. The University has strong links to Malawi, with more academics working on research in Malawi than any other country in Africa, over fifty Malawian students that currently study with the University, and through our membership of the Scotland Malawi Partnership. Our thoughts are with all our students, staff and alumni from Malawi and neighbouring countries who have been affected by this disaster. Please know the University can offer support to those affected, with further details below.

James Smith
Vice Principal International

The University of Edinburgh and Malawi

The University of Edinburgh has strong links with Malawi, with partnerships across a wide range of disciplines supported by funders including the Scottish Government, National Institutes of Health, Wellcome Trust and the Global Challenges Research Fund. More information can be found on the Scotland-Malawi Partnership Website.

Scotland-Malawi Partnership

The Scotland-Malawi Partnership (SMP) is the national civil society network coordinating, supporting and representing the people-to-people links between Scotland and Malawi.

You can find updates on the current situation and links to fundraising efforts on their webpage: Tropical Cyclone Freddy | Scotland-Malawi Partnership.

Tropical Cyclone Freddy | Scotland-Malawi Partnership

Travel advice

Travel advice and further information for Malawi can be found on the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) website:

FCDO Travel Advice: Malawi travel advice