The Beit Trust invites applications for a number of Postgraduate Scholarships (except an MBA) to graduates who are domiciled in and are nationals of Malawi, Zambia or Zimbabwe (and only to graduates in these three countries). Scholarships are taken up at a partner university in the United Kingdom, or South Africa, for study in a subject of the individual’s choice appropriate to the needs of the beneficial area. Duration is normally for a one year taught Master’s in the UK and two years in South Africa
Postgraduate Masters and Doctorate Scholarship expenses are shared between The Beit Trust and the University of Cape Town (BCT).
Universities which partner The Beit Trust in shared awards for taught Masters’ Degrees are as follows:
- Cambridge: Postgraduate Scholarship expenses are shared equally between The Beit Trust and the Cambridge Trust at the University of Cambridge (BC).
- Edinburgh: Postgraduate Scholarship expenses are shared between The Beit Trust and the University of Edinburgh(BE).
- Glasgow: Postgraduate Biomedical Scholarship expenses are shared equally between The Beit Trust and the University of Glasgow (BG).
- Glasgow: Postgraduate Engineering Scholarship expenses are shared equally between The Beit Trust and the University of Strathclyde (BSC).
- Leeds: Postgraduate Scholarship expenses are shared between The Beit Trust and the University of Leeds, which undertakes the administration (BL).
- Oxford: Postgraduate Scholarships are shared equally between The Beit Trust and Wadham College at the University of Oxford (BOW).
- Cape Town: Postgraduate Masters and Doctorate Scholarship expenses are shared between The Beit Trust and the University of Cape Town (BCT).
- Grahamstown: Postgraduate Scholarship expenses are partly met by Rhodes University. The Beit Trust handles the administration (BRU).
- Johannesburg: Postgraduate Scholarship expenses are shared between The Beit Trust and the University of Witwatersrand (BW).
- Western Cape: Postgraduate Scholarship expenses are shared between the Beit Trust and Stellenbosch University. The Beit Trust handles the administration (BS).
Worth of Award
The extent of a Beit Postgraduate Scholarship Grant is:
- Fees and costs of tuition and related academic expenses are paid by the Trust direct to the universities.
- Payment of a personal allowance, index-linked in accordance with guidance from an independent authority, covering maintenance support.
- Other allowances are paid for arrival, a laptop and printing of a thesis, and return home.
- Economy Class air passages are provided by the Trust for the initial journey to the place of study, and for the return at the end of the course.
- The Beit Trust is constrained by Act of Parliament to sponsoring ONLY students who are domiciled within Malawi, Zambia or Zimbabwe.
- The Trust also cannot consider applications from those who have already commenced their course.
- All applicants (except medical and veterinary doctors) must be under 30 years of age on 31 December of the year of application.
- Some experience of work after completion of a first degree is also desirable.
- Doctors and vets must be under 35 years of age on 31 December and should have completed 18 months of internship and preferably a one-year rural posting in the relevant country.
How to Apply
Applicants will normally be expected to apply to these partner universities.
Prospective applicants, who must hold at least a degree of class 2.1, i.e. Merit or Distinction, should obtain details of the awards and application requirements from:-
Zimbabwe and Malawi: Application lists open on 1 June and should be made to: The Beit Trust Representative, P.O. Box CH 76, Chisipite, Harare, ZIMBABWE. (Office: 5 Ludlow Rd., Newlands, Harare) E-Mail: [email protected].
Zambia: Application lists open on 1 April and should be made to: The Secretary, The Beit Trust, Beit House, Grove Road, Woking, Surrey, GU21 5JB, ENGLAND. E-Mail: [email protected]
Please note that all documents, including independent references, must be received by The Beit Trust by 31 August.
Zimbabweans – download your application form using the online link. Zimbabwean applicants do not need to fill out an initial application form.
Malawians – download your application form using the online link. Malawian applicants do not need to fill out an initial application form.
- Zambians – you will need to complete an initial application form using this online initial application link. Applicants are urged to submit the online form as early as possible to establish whether they would qualify. If you do qualify, a form will be sent to you and you will be required to provide additional information and details. This information will include, but may not be restricted to, the following:-
- A fuller application
- A medical certificate from your doctor
- A certified transcript of your degree results
- A certified document of evidence of residency (National Registration Card or birth certificate)
- Up to date CV showing all work experience
- Only those applicants who state that they intend to return to work in the relevant country upon completion of the scholarship, and who can, if short-listed, present themselves for interview before a Beit Postgraduate Scholarship Selection Board in Harare, Blantyre or Lusaka at the beginning of December, will be considered.
- Selection is highly competitive, and only Postgraduates with at least a Merit (equivalent to a good 2.1 from a UK university) in their first degree are likely to succeed. The selectors favour practical and useful disciplines that are likely to offer a clear benefit to the beneficial area. Because of their high cost, MBAs and PhDs are very seldom awarded in the UK, but a taught MBA at an established university in South Africa can be acceptable.
Deadline: Applications close by August 31, 2018