The Beit Trust
offers annually a number of Postgraduate Masters or PhD
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
the University of Cambridge (BC); University of Cape Town (BCT); Imperial College London (BI), the University of Leeds (BL);
Rhodes University (BRU); Stellenbosch University (BS) and
the University of Witwatersrand (BW).
Scholarship expenses are shared equally between The Beit Trust and the
Cambridge Trust at the University of Cambridge, especially at
Masters and Doctorate Scholarship expenses are shared between The Beit
Trust and the University of Cape Town.
Scholarship expenses are shared between The Beit Trust and Imperial
expenses are shared between The Beit Trust and the
University of Leeds, which 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 Beit Trust handles the administration.
expenses are shared between The Beit Trust and the University
Beit-COSECSA Surgical 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 solely
Postgraduate Scholarships, but,
and pastoral reasons,
selection boards generally favour partner-universities. Many Beit Scholars choose the Africa-friendly
partner- universities listed above 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.
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
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. (Office: 5 Ludlow Rd., Newlands, Harare) 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 documents including independent references must be received by The
Beit Trust by 31 August.
Zimbabweans - download
your application form
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)
Up to date CV
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
at the beginning 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 personal
stipend. 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
Mr Kaikumba at
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