The Beit Trust
offers annually a number of Postgraduate 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
individualís choice appropriate to the needs of the beneficial area.
Duration is normally for a maximum of three years at the discretion of
Trustees. In addition, shared awards for a taught
Masters Degree are offered at Imperial College London, the University of
Leeds (BL); at the University of
Reading (BRg); at
Rhodes University (BRU) and at Stellenbosch University (BS).
Scholarship expenses are shared between The Beit Trust and Imperial
expenses are shared equally between The Beit Trust and the
University of Leeds, which undertakes the administration.
expenses are shared between The Beit Trust and the University
of Reading, which again undertakes the administration.
expenses are partly met by Rhodes University. The Beit Trust handles the
Scholarship expenses are shared between the Beit Trust and the
The Beit Trust handles the administration.
Beit-COSECSA in-country Scholarship is open to trainee surgeons, as
set out at the foot of this page.
There is no
academic difference between shared Postgraduate Scholarships and fully-funded
Postgraduate Scholarships, but,
selection boards may favour universities with partnerships. Most Beit Scholars choose the popular Africa-friendly
partner universities where
shared costs permit a larger number of scholarships to be offered to the beneficial
please read carefully our "Frequently
Asked Questions" (FAQ) section and be aware of the following criteria.
If you have any
questions, please do first ask.
Please note that
The Beit Trust is constrained by Act of Parliament to sponsoring
students who are domiciled within Malawi, Zambia or
cannot consider applications from those who have already commenced their
(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
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
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
are paid for arrival, a laptop and printing of a thesis, and return to
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.
applicants, who must hold at least a degree of class 2.1, i.e. Merit or
Distinction, should obtain details of the awards and application
Malawi: Application lists
open on 1 June and should be made to: The Beit Trust Representative, P.O. Box CH 76, Chisipite,
Harare, ZIMBABWE. E-Mail:
Application lists open on 1 April and should be made to: The
Secretary, The Beit Trust, Beit House, Grove Road, Woking, Surrey, GU21
5JB, ENGLAND. E-Mail:
Please note that
all original and certified documents must be received by The
Beit Trust by 31 August.
Zimbabweans - download
your application form
using this online link.
Zimbabwean applicants do not need to fill out an initial application
your application form
using this online link.
Malawian applicants do not need to fill out an initial application
Zambians - you
need to fill out an initial application form
using this online initial application
link. Applicants are urged to complete the
online form as early as possible to establish
whether they would qualify. If you do qualify, a form will be sent to you
and you will be required to
provide additional information and details. This information
will include, but may not be restricted to, the following:-
A fuller application form
certificate from your doctor
certified transcript of your degree results
certified document of evidence of residency (National Registration
Card or birth certificate)
Updated CV of
all work experience
Only those applicants who state that they intend to return to work
in the relevant country upon completion of the scholarship, and who can,
if short-listed, present themselves for interview before a Beit
Postgraduate Scholarship Selection Board in Harare, Blantyre or Lusaka towards the
middle of December, will be considered.
Selection is highly
competitive, and only Postgraduates with at least a Merit (equivalent to
a good 2.1 from a UK university) in their first degree are likely to
succeed. The selectors favour practical and useful disciplines that are
likely to offer a clear benefit to the beneficial area. Because of their
high cost, MBAs and PhDs are very seldom awarded in the UK, but a taught MBA at
an established university in South Africa is acceptable.
In 2010 The Beit Trust established a five-year trial
scheme to offer in-country Beit-COSECSA postgraduate surgical
scholarships to one surgeon per year from each of Malawi, Zambia and
Zimbabwe. These scholarships are undertaken at selected teaching
hospitals in the Beit beneficial area in accordance with medical
protocols set out by the College of Surgeons of East, Central and
Southern Africa (COSECSA). Beit funding covers the costs of
registration, enrolment, exam fees, international travel to COSECSA
seminars, a computer, graduation costs at two levels, and a contribution
towards personal maintenance. Membership of COSECSA may be gained after
2 years study (MSC), with Fellowship after 5 years (FSC). For details of
how to apply, please contact the COSECSA offices in Arusha, Tanzania at
further information visit their web site at
that a separate selection and sponsorship mechanism applies. Please see the
Prospectus page of the
or details can be obtained directly from:
COSECSA Secretariat, ECSA-HC, P. O.
Box 1009, Arusha, Tanzania. Tel: 255
27 254 9362. E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or from the Registrar/CEO Email:
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