The Beit Trust Postgraduate Scholarships is awarded annually to graduates who are living in and are nationals of Malawi, Zambia or Zimbabwe for 2021/2022 academic year.
The Beit Trust has partnership arrangements with the universities. This allows the Trust to share expenses, and to increase the number of scholarship awards it can fund. For this reason, only candidates with admissions from the universities listed will be qualified for Beit Trust Postgraduate Scholarships. Candidates are required to first apply to, and be accepted by, a Beit Partner University before applying to the Trust for a scholarship award.
Beit Trust Postgraduate Scholarships are taken up at a partner university in South Africa or the United Kingdom, for study in a program of the person’s choice suitable to the needs of their nation. Length is typically for a one-year taught Masters in the United Kingdom and two years in South Africa. There are six partner universities in the UK: Edinburgh, Cambridge, Leeds, Glasgow, Oxford, and Strathclyde. There are presently three active partners in South Africa: Stellenbosch, Rhodes, and UCT.
In 2020, the Trust granted 19 new Scholarship awards at British and South African universities, through substantial academic partnerships with foremost institutions. Beit Trust Scholarships are available for Postgraduate degrees only. They do not grant scholarship awards for undergraduate work and their postgraduate focus is on Master’s Degree programs.
They do not grant scholarship awards for Ph.D. research ab initio. Only under special circumstances, and for Beit scholars of exceptional merit, will the Trustees give consideration to offering support to Ph.D. level. The Trust does not give consideration to candidates for MBAs.
The subsequent round of Beit Trust Postgraduate Scholarships will be granted for the academic session starting September 2021 for universities in the United Kingdom; and January 2022 for universities in South Africa.
Worth of Award
The Beit Trust Postgraduate Scholarships provides;
- Fees, tuition expenses and related academic costs. These are paid by the Trust direct to the institutions.
- A personal stipend, index-linked in line with guidance from an autonomous authority, providing maintenance support.
- Other stipends are paid for arrival, a laptop and a return flight back home.
- Economy Class tickets are granted for the initial travel to the place of study and on the final return back home.
- No stipends are paid for partners and other family members.
Eligibility for Beit Trust Postgraduate Scholarships
To be considered qualified for Beit Trust Postgraduate Scholarships;
- Only citizens of Zimbabwe, Zambia, and Malawi, who are also living in and plan to return to those nations, are qualified to apply;
- All candidates (with the exception of medical and veterinary doctors) have to be under the age of 30 years on 31 December of the year of application.
- Some work experience after conclusion of a first degree is strongly advised.
- Doctors and vets are required to be under 35 years of age on 31 December of the application year.
- They must have finished 18 months of internship, and a one-year, if possible rural, posting in the applicable nation.
- The Trust does not give consideration to candidates for MBAs.
How to Apply for Beit Trust Postgraduate Scholarships
- Applications must be for a one-year taught Master’s Degree program (to UK universities), and a two-year taught Master’s program in South Africa;
- Applications must be made straight to the partner universities itemized above, and only to those institutions, through their websites and in the period starting September 2019 (although some application windows do not begin until October. Their websites will guide you);
- So long as the programs to be pursued are available, you may apply to over one Partner University at a time. Indeed, you are recommended do so, to improve your chances of acceptance, and to widen the scholarship award opportunities available;
- Once you obtain a conditional admission or an offer of admission from your selected partner university, you should apply as soon as possible to The Beit Trust for a scholarship award.
Applications close on February 12, 2021.
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