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
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
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
Please direct initial enquiries to the Secretary. (See "Home" page for details)
using the attached
We will consider applications twice a year. Please time your enquiries
to arrive before 31 January or
30 June 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
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.
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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