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Beit Trust Scholarships for Postgraduate Students, 2017

The Beit Trust offers a small number of scholarships to Zimbabwe, Malawi and Zambia nationals.  These scholarships can be undertaken at any 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.

The Trust was initially set up in 1906 by the Will of Mr Alfred Beit, a brilliant financier and a director of the British South Africa Company with many interests including the development of Rhodesia’s railway system.

Students need to demonstrate that they have a good level of written and spoken English.

Course Level: The Beit Trust offers postgraduate masters or Ph.D. scholarships abroad for studies or research. In addition, shared awards for a taught Masters Degree are offered at the University of Cambridge (BC); University of Cape Town (BCT); University of Edinburgh (BE)University of Glasgow (BG); Imperial College London (BI); University of Leeds (BL); University of Oxford -Wadham College (BOW); Rhodes University (BRU); Stellenbosch University (BS); University of Strathclyde (BSC); and the University of Witwatersrand (BW).

Study Subject(s): Scholarship is awarded for study in a subject of the individual’s choice appropriate to the needs of the beneficial area.

Scholarship Award: The extent of a Beit Postgraduate Scholarship Grant is:

  • 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 home.
  • 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.

Scholarship can be taken in UK, Ireland or South Africa

Eligibility: 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 vets 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.

Nationality: Applicants from Zambia, Malawi or Zimbabwe is eligible for this Beit Trust Scholarship.

Postgraduate Scholarships

How to Apply: Applicants must download the application form onlineFor Zambians, applicants will need to fill out an initial application form online. Applicants are urged to complete the online form as early as possible to establish whether they would qualify. If you do qualify, a form will be sent 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 form
  • 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)
  • Up to date CV showing all work experience

Application Deadline: The initial application deadline for Zambia is 15th August 2016. Please note that all original and certified documents must be received by the Beit Trust by 31 August 2016.

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