The Beit Trust offers annually a number of
Postgraduate Scholarships abroad (excluding
MBAs and Ph.Ds.) to graduates who are domiciled in and are nationals of
Malawi, Zambia or Zimbabwe (and
to graduates in these three countries).
Scholarships are taken up at a
partner university in the United Kingdom or South Africa, for study in a
subject of the individualís choice appropriate to the needs of their
country. Duration is normally for a one-year taught Master's in the UK
and two years in South Africa.
Scholarship expenses are shared between The Beit Trust and the following Universities:
Glasgow - University of Glasgow (Biomedical Scholarships)
University of Strathclyde (Engineering
Oxford (Wadham College)
University of Cape Town
Applicants will normally be expected
to apply to these partner universities.
please read carefully our "Frequently
Asked Questions" (FAQ) section and be aware of the following criteria.
If you have any
further questions, please do ask us first.
By Act of Parliament,
the Beit Trust sponsors
students who are nationals of Malawi, Zambia or
Zimbabwe, and currently live there. In addition,
cannot consider applications from those who have already begun a
(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 essential. Doctors and vets must be
35 years of age on 31 December and should have completed 18 months of
internship and a one-year, preferably rural, posting in the relevant
The extent of a
Beit Postgraduate Scholarship Grant is:
tuition costs 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, 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 on final return.
No allowances are
paid for spouses or other family members.
applicants, who must hold at least an upper second class degree (2:1): i.e. Merit or
Distinction, may obtain details of the awards and application
requirements as follows:
Malawi: Application lists
open on 1 March (online link
below). Please read these
before you go online.
If you have any queries please contact
Application lists open on 1 March 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 May.
- the application form can be obtained from
Online Application form
the application form can be obtained from
will need to complete an initial application form
using this online initial application
link. Applicants are urged to submit the
online form as early as possible to establish
whether they would qualify to apply. If you do qualify, a form will be
emailed 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
certificate from your doctor
certified transcript of your degree results
certified document of evidence of residency (National Registration
Card or birth certificate)
all work experience
A current photograph (not a passport photo)
The Trust will consider 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
Scholarship Selection Board in Harare, Blantyre or Lusaka when
Selection is very
competitive. The selectors favour practical and useful disciplines that are
likely to offer a clear benefit to their country of origin.
The Trust does not consider applicants for MBAs and PhDs.
Beit COSECSA Surgical In-Country Scholarship
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, graduation costs at two levels, and a personal
stipend. Membership of COSECSA may be gained after
2 years study (MCS), with Fellowship after 5 years (FCS). For details of
how to apply, please contact the COSECSA offices in Arusha, Tanzania.
further information visit their web site at
that a separate selection and sponsorship mechanism applies
and you may obtain these details directly from:
COSECSA Scholarship Secretary, ECSA-HC, P.O.
Box 1009, Arusha, Tanzania. Tel: 00 255
27 254 9362. E-Mail:
or from Professor Krikor Erzingatsian, E-Mail
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