The Beit Trust Postgraduate Scholarships open for applications for well qualified prospective postgraduate students to apply for the 2020/2021 scholarships in UK.
The scholarship provides a number of full awards and is open to applicants domiciled in Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe to undertake a one-year taught Master’s programme which meets the aims of the scheme to provide long-term benefit for their own country, with the exception of the Master’s of Business Administration (MBA).
The Beit Trust has partnership agreements with the universities below. 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.
There are seven universities in the United Kingdom:
- Glasgow (bio-medical disciplines only),
- Strathclyde (engineering disciplines only), and
- St Andrews (computer science only).
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 final return.
- No allowances are paid for spouses and other family members.
- For applicants who are nationals of and are currently residing in Malawi, Zambia or Zimbabwe who have applied to full-time Taught Master’s courses. Applicants must already hold a degree of equivalent standard to a good UK second class honours degree. Some work or professional experience is strongly recommended.
- 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.
How to Apply
The next round of Beit Scholarships will be awarded for the academic year beginning September 2020 for universities in the UK; and January 2021 for universities in South Africa.
The process for applying for a Beit Scholarship is as follows:
- Only nationals of Zambia, Zimbabwe and Malawi, who are also resident in and intend to return to those countries, are eligible 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. Indeed, we recommend you do so, to increase your chances of acceptance, and to broaden the scholarship opportunities available;
- 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
If you are interested in a Beit Scholarship, and as a help in tracking potentially qualified applicants, would you please:
- Notify the relevant university, as part of your study application, that you will be approaching the Beit Trust for scholarship funding. Please indicate your work or professional experience;
- Notify the Trust once you have submitted an application to a partner university;
- Tell the Trust which course you’ve applied for;
- Confirm your nationality to the Trust;
- Zimbabweans and Malawians should send their application forms to [email protected]
- Zambians should send theirs to [email protected]
Deadline: Applications for Beit Trust Postgraduate Scholarships close February 12, 2020