The Beit Trust is offering scholarships for students of Malawi Zambia or Zimbabwe to pursue postgraduate masters or PhD programme.  These 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. 

Brief Description: The Beit Trust offers annually a number of Postgraduate Masters or PhD 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.

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.

Award Includes:  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.

Study Program: The Beit Trust offers Postgraduate Masters or PhD 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 Major: Scholarship is awarded for study in a subject of the individual’s choice appropriate to the needs of the beneficial area.

Host Organization: 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)

Number of Awards: The Beit Trust offers annually a number of Postgraduate Masters or PhD Scholarships abroad for studies or research to graduates who are domiciled in Malawi, Zambia or Zimbabwe.

National/International Students: Applicants from Zambia, Malawi or Zimbabwe is eligible for this Beit Trust Scholarship.

Governing Body: The Beit Trust

Application Procedure: Applications should be submitted online.

Submission 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.

For more details visit the official site.

Note: A new Application form for 2017 Scholarships will be available on 1 June 2016 for Zimbabwe and Malawi.