The May 2018 deadline has now passed. This entry will be updated as soon as details of the next round of funding are announced. In the meantime, do read on to find out more for future reference about this funding opportunity.

The Beit Trust offers annually a number of Postgraduate Scholarships abroad (excluding MBAs and Ph.Ds.) 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 their country.  Duration is normally for a one-year taught Master’s in the UK and two years in South Africa.
Postgraduate Scholarship expenses are shared between The Beit Trust and the following Universities:
Glasgow – University of Glasgow (Biomedical Scholarships)
Glasgow – University of Strathclyde (Engineering Scholarships)
Oxford (Wadham College)
South Africa
University of Cape Town
Rhodes University
Stellenbosch University
Applicants will normally be expected to apply to these partner universities.

Before applying please read carefully our “Frequently Asked Questions” (FAQ) section and be aware of the following criteria. If you have any further questions, please do ask us first.

By Act of Parliament, the Beit Trust sponsors ONLY students who are nationals of Malawi, Zambia or Zimbabwe, and 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 essential. Doctors and vets must be under 35 years of age on 31 December and should have completed 18 months of internship and a one-year, preferably rural, posting in the relevant country.

The extent of a Beit Postgraduate Scholarship Grant is:
Fees, tuition costs 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, 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 on final return.
No allowances are paid for spouses or other family members.

Administrative Contacts & How To Apply

Prospective applicants, who must hold at least an upper second class degree (2:1): i.e. Merit or Distinction, may obtain details of the awards and application requirements as follows:
Zimbabwe and Malawi: Application lists open on 1 March and should be made to [email protected]
Zambia: Application lists open on 1 March 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 May.
Zimbabweans – download your application form using this online link. Zimbabwean applicants do not need to fill out an initial application form.
Malawians – download your application form using this 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 to apply. If you do qualify, a form will be emailed 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)
Current CV showing all work experience
A current photograph (not a passport photo)

The Trust will consider 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 Scholarship Selection Board in Harare, Blantyre or Lusaka when requested.
Selection is very competitive. The selectors favour practical and useful disciplines that are likely to offer a clear benefit to their country of origin.
The Trust does not consider applicants for MBAs and PhDs.

Funding Notes

For graduates domiciled in Malawi, Zambia or Zimbabwe only.

Funding Information

Please see our website for how to apply:
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