Beit Trust Postgraduate Scholarships for International Students in UK Universities 2022

The Beit Trust Postgraduate Scholarships are open for applications for well-qualified prospective postgraduate students to apply for the 2022/2023 scholarships in the UK.

The Beit Trust Postgraduate Scholarships provide a number of full awards and is open to applicants domiciled in Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe to undertake a one-year taught Master’s program which meets the aims of the scheme to provide long-term benefits for their countries, 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. Both have a research dimension and the applicant must have obtained Honours (First or Upper Second or equivalent) at the undergraduate level.

There are seven universities in the United Kingdom:

  • Cambridge,
  • Edinburgh,
  • Glasgow (bio-medical disciplines only),
  • Leeds,
  • Oxford,
  • Strathclyde (engineering disciplines only), and
  • St Andrews (computer science only).

There are currently three Partner Universities in South Africa:

These partnerships allow for the award of joint scholarships, e.g. Beit-Cambridge, Beit-UCT, etc., and may change from time to time.

Worth of Award

  • Fees, tuition costs, and related academic expenses. These are paid by the Trust direct to the partner 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 departure.
  • 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 or dependants.
  • The Trust will also address any expenses that may arise in 2022/23 as a result of residual Covid protocols.


  • By Act of Parliament, the Beit Trust supports ONLY students who are nationals of ZambiaZimbabwe, or Malawi, who hold permanent residence, live there, and/or intend to return to their countries after their studies.
  • Applicants (except medical and veterinary doctors) must be under 30 years of age on December 31, 2021. Relevant experience of work after completion of a first degree is strongly recommended and will count towards the award of a scholarship.
  • Doctors and Vets must be under 35 years of age on December 31, 2021. They should have completed 18 months of internship, and a one-year, preferably rural, posting in Zambia, Zimbabwe, or Malawi.
  • The Trust cannot consider applications from those who have already begun a course.
  • The Trust will only consider applicants with First Class/Distinction or Upper Second Class degrees (or equivalent) at the undergraduate level.
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How to Apply

For UK Partner University applications:

  • Make your application for admission directly to one or more of the partner universities listed above, and only to those universities. Please apply via their websites, which will guide you.
  • Notify the relevant university, as part of your study application, that you will be approaching the Beit Trust for scholarship funding.
  • As long as the course/s you wish to pursue is/are available, you may apply to more than one partner university at a time. Indeed, it is recommended that you do so, to increase your chances of acceptance, and to broaden the scholarship opportunities available.
  • Once you have an offer from your chosen partner university, you should apply as early as possible to The Beit Trust for a scholarship.
  • Your application, with all the supporting documents, must be uploaded via the scholarship application link.
  • You need three referees: Academic, Character, and Employer (as appropriate). They have separate and individual forms, via the link which must be forwarded to them by you, the applicant. The link becomes available once you have submitted your scholarship application form electronically.
  • It is preferred that referees use the link provided in the application form. If, however, they can only provide their reference by email, please forward them the relevant forms, which you can download.

For South African Partner University applications:

  • Due to the South African University application process opening after the scholarship application deadline of February 11, 2022, scholarship applications for South African Universities for the year 2023/2024 will be accepted without a confirmed offer.
  • Please follow the third to seventh steps above. Where you are asked to upload your university offer letter, please provide instead, the details of the course/s and university/ies that you will be applying for, in PDF format. Your scholarship application will then be considered alongside the applicants for UK universities, as part of the same entry year cohort.
  • The Trust will sift your application as part of the selection process. If you are successful and shortlisted for an interview, you will go to the relevant Beit Trust national selection Board.
  • If you are then offered a scholarship from the Trust – and not all those selected for an interview receive an offer – you will then need to apply for entry to a South African partner university (as set out in the official website). You may indicate in your application that you have been awarded a Beit Scholarship.
  • Should you get an offer, you are asked to submit it as soon as you receive it. Should you not be successful in obtaining an offer, the scholarship will not, unfortunately, be available to you.
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Deadline: The deadline for application for the Beit Trust Postgraduate Scholarships for UK and South African Universities is February 11, 2022.

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