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2012 Full Beit Trust Scholarship for Students from Malawi, Zambia or Zimbabwe

Scholarship Name: Beit Trust Scholarship

Brief description

Beit Trust postgraduate scholarship for students from Malawi, Zambia or Zimbabwe to study in UK, Ireland or South Africa for 2012 academic year

Accepted Subject Areas?


About Scholarship

The Beit Trust offers annually a small number of Scholarships abroad for postgraduate 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 individual’s 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, awards for a one-year taught Masters Degree are offered at the University of Leeds, known as the Beit-Leeds Scholarship (BL); at the University of Reading, known as the Beit-Reading Scholarship (BRG); and at Rhodes University, known as the Beit-Rhodes Scholarship (BRU).

Scholarship Offered Since: Not Specified

Scholarship Type: Full Scholarship

Who is qualified to apply?

  • All applicants 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 desirable.
  • Doctors and vets must be under 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 country.
  • hold at least a degree of class 2.1, i.e. Merit or Distinction

How Many Scholarship Positions are available? Not Specified

What are the benefits?

  • Fees and costs of tuition and related academic expenses are paid by the Trust direct to the universities.
  • Scholars receive a personal allowance, index linked in accordance with guidance from an independent authority covering maintenance support.
  • Other allowances are paid for arrival, a laptop and printing of a thesis, and return to Africa.
  • Economy Class air passages are met 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.

How long will sponsorship last? For the duration of the study programme

Eligible African Countries

Malawi, Zambia or Zimbabwe

To be taken at (country): United Kingdom (Rhodes University, University of Leeds and University of Reading), Ireland or South Africa

What time of year does Application Close?

Applications may be made from 1 April, but all original and certified documents must be received by The Beit Trust by 31 August 2012.

Offered annually? Yes

How can I Apply?

Prospective applicants should obtain details of the awards and application requirements from:-

Zimbabwe and Malawi: The Beit Trust Representative, P.O. Box CH 76, Chisipite, Harare, ZIMBABWE.  Fax: 263 (0)4 494046.  E-Mail: [email protected]

Zambia:  The Secretary, The Beit Trust, Beit House, Grove Road, Woking, Surrey, GU21 5JB, ENGLAND.  Fax:  044 (0)1483 725833.  E-Mail: [email protected]

How can I get more information?

If you need more Information about this scholarship, kindly visit the Scholarship Webpage


Beit Trust

Important Notes:

The Trust cannot consider applications from those who have already commenced their course.

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 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 the Universities of Cape Town is acceptable.