Beit Trust offers annually a number of postgraduate scholarships abroad for studies or research to graduates who are domiciled in Malawi, Zambia or Zimbabwe (the beneficial area). Scholarships are taken up at a university in the United Kingdom, Ireland 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 maximum of three years at the discretion of Trustees. In addition, shared awards for a taught Masters Degree are offered at Imperial College London, the University of Leeds (BL); at the University of Reading (BRg); at Rhodes University (BRU) and at Stellenbosch University (BS).
Worth of Award
- 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 to Africa.
- 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.
- No allowances are paid for spouses or other family members.
- BI Postgraduate Scholarship expenses are shared between The Beit Trust and Imperial College.
- BL Postgraduate Scholarship expenses are shared equally between The Beit Trust and the University of Leeds, which undertakes the administration.
- BRg Postgraduate Scholarship expenses are shared between The Beit Trust and the University of Reading, which again undertakes the administration.
- BRU Postgraduate Scholarship expenses are partly met by Rhodes University. The Beit Trust handles the administration.
- BS Postgraduate Scholarship expenses are shared between the Beit Trust and the University of Stellenbosch. The Beit Trust handles the administration.
- The Beit-COSECSA in-country Scholarship is open to trainee surgeons, as set out at the foot of this page.
- Before applying please read the frequently asked questions section and be aware of the following criteria
- Please note that The Beit Trust is constrained by Act of Parliament to sponsoring only students who are domiciled within Malawi, Zambia or Zimbabwe.
- The Trust 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 Vet 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.
- 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. 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 original and certified documents must be received by The Beit Trust by 31 August.
How to apply
- All applicants from Zimbabwe should download the application form using the online link on their website
- Zimbabwean applicants do not need to fill out an initial application form.
- All applicants from Malawi should download their application form using the online link on their website
- Malawian applicants do not need to fill out an initial application form.
- all applicants from Zambia should ill out an initial application form using the online initial application link.
- Applicants are urged to complete the online form as early as possible to establish whether they would qualify.
- Applicants who qualify, will be sent a form be required to provide additional information and details. This information will include, but may not be restricted to, the following:-
- A fuller application form
- A medical certificate from a doctor
- A certified transcript of your degree results
- A certified document of evidence of residency (National Registration Card or birth certificate)
- Updated CV of 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 towards the middle of December, will be considered.
Deadline: Application closes on August 31, 2013