The Beit Trust offers the annual Postgraduate Scholarships abroad to graduates who are domiciled in and are nationals of Malawi, Zambia or Zimbabwe for 2019/2020 academic year.
The Beit Trust has partnership agreements with the universities. This enables the Trust to share costs, and to increase the number of scholarships it can fund. For this reason, only applicants with acceptances from the universities listed will be eligible for Beit Scholarships.
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 their country. Duration is normally for a one-year taught Masters in the UK and two years in South Africa.
There are six universities in the United Kingdom: Cambridge, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Oxford, and Strathclyde. There are currently three active partners in South Africa: Rhodes, Stellenbosch and UCT.
Worth of Award
- Fees, tuition costs and related academic expenses. These are paid by the Trust direct to the universities.
- 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 a return flight home.
- Economy Class tickets are provided for the initial journey to the place of study and on the final return.
- No allowances are paid for spouses and other family members.
- By Act of Parliament, the Beit Trust supports ONLY students who are nationals of Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Malawi, and who currently live there.
- In addition, the Trust cannot consider applications from those who have already begun a 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 strongly recommended. Doctors and vets must be under 35 years of age on 31 December of the application year.
- They should have completed 18 months of internship, and a one-year, preferably rural, posting in the relevant country.
- The Trust does not consider applicants for MBAs and PhDs.
How to Apply
- Applications should be for a one-year taught Master’s Degree (to UK universities); and a two-year taught Master’s in South Africa;
- Applications should be made directly to the partner universities listed above, and only to those universities, via their websites and in the period beginning September 2019 (although some application windows do not open until October. Their websites will guide you).
- As long as the courses to be pursued are available, you may apply to more than one partner university at a time, and might wish to do so to increase your chances of acceptance;
- Once you have a conditional acceptance or an offer from your chosen partner university, you should apply as early as possible to The Beit Trust for a scholarship, using this linked application form.
- The Trust will then sift and shortlist the most qualified, for interview by national selection boards in Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Malawi. The boards will sit in April 2020.
Deadline: applications close May 31, 2019.