Deadline: February 11, 2022
Applications are open for the Beit Trust Postgraduate Scholarships 2022/2023. The Trust provides a limited number of Postgraduate Scholarships in relevant courses for deserving Malawian, Zambian and Zimbabwean scholars to study at UK and South African universities.
Scholarships are taken up at a university in the United Kingdom or South Africa, for study in a subject of the individual’s choice appropriate to the needs of the beneficial area.
The scholarship covers
- 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 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 Zambia, Zimbabwe or Malawi, who hold permanent residence, live there and/or intend to return to their country 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 undergraduate level.
Beit Joint University Partnerships
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 below will be eligible for Beit Trust Scholarships. Applicants must first apply to, and be accepted by, a Beit Partner University before applying to the Trust for a scholarship.
The universities offer a one-year taught Master’s in the UK; and a two-year taught Master’s in South Africa. Both have a research dimension and the applicant must have obtained Honours (First or Upper Second or equivalent) at undergraduate level.
There are seven Partner Universities in the United Kingdom:
- Glasgow: Bio-medical disciplines only
- Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford
- St Andrews: Computer science only
- Strathclyde: Engineering disciplines only
There are currently three Partner Universities in South Africa:
- University of Cape Town (UCT)
You will be required to upload the following documents with your application:
- A signed Medical Certificate Form from your doctor. This will need to be completed before you begin the application process below. Download the Medical Certificate Form
- A copy of your offer letter from a UK Partner University/s; or a PDF document detailing the university/ies and course/s you will apply to at South African Partner University/ies.
- Degree results (incl. certificates of importance).
- Curriculum Vitae (CV).
- A personal statement (no longer than 500 words) to explain in your own words how you think a postgraduate degree will benefit your country and its development.
- A clear recent photograph of yourself: not a passport photo, but something that shows you to your best advantage.
- A clear copy of your valid passport, showing date of issue and expiry. Ensure it is valid for the duration of your proposed studies; and that sufficient blank pages are available to accommodate visa and travel stamp requirements.
For more information, visit Beit Trust.