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Bursaries

The Beit Trust offers annually a substantial number of bursaries intended to assist a range of students and young professionals, both African and British, to undertake work or studies of benefit to Malawi, Zambia or Zimbabwe (the Beit beneficial area).

Beit Student Support Fund in South Africa (BSSF)

The universities of Cape Town, Rhodes, Stellenbosch and Witwatersrand each administer small Beit grants provided for the relief of serious financial hardship amongst high-grade students from Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe undertaking long courses in South Africa. This emergency fund is for food, rent, medicine and other necessities. It is not for the payment of academic fees, and is normally limited to one or two grants per year to students identified by their tutors.

Beit Bursaries for Junior Doctors (BBJD)

Travel and maintenance grants may be provided to selected British junior doctors and surgeons undertaking a voluntary working secondment of at least six months duration at hospitals in the Beit beneficial area.  Volunteers who choose to work in Zimbabwe are offered larger grants, including admin fee allowances.

BBJD

Please direct initial enquiries to the Secretary. (See "Home" page for details) using the attached application form.

We will consider applications twice a year. Please time your enquiries to arrive before 01 June or 01 November of the year in question. Any application reaching us after those deadlines will only be considered at the next relevant date. 

Beit Bursaries for Medical Electives (BBME)

Travel grants may be provided to selected 4th-year medical students at British universities undertaking medical electives of at least six unbroken weeks at one hospital or clinic in the Beit beneficial area.  Grants are focused upon those who aim to contribute to the work of busy over-stretched hospitals/clinics.  Medical researchers, and those who are unwilling to be actively hands-on, will not be selected.  Volunteers who choose to work in Zimbabwe are offered larger grants, including admin fee allowances. Initial enquiries should be directed to the Medical Schools Council, which arranges a Beit annual grant allocation programme culminating in selection of at least 20 students in February each year.

Other

The Beit Trustees may from time to time sponsor other deserving applicants in response to specific needs.  Initial enquiries should be directed to the Secretary.  It is very unlikely that "Gap years" will be considered.

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