Beit Trust Postgraduate Scholarships for Africans 2024/2025 [Fully Funded]

The 2024/2025 Beit Trust Postgraduate Scholarships for Africans opens for applications beginning September 2023.  African students are invited to apply for a postgraduate scholarship position to study in the UK or South African fully funded and supported by the Beit Trust.

The Beit Trust is a collaboration between eight UK universities and three South African University to sponsor individuals with the passion to pursue a degree program. The partnership between the universities helps share cost thereby increasing the number of scholarships that can be funded by the Beit Trust.

Scholarship Sponsor(s): The Beit Trust

Scholarships to be taken at: UK or South Africa

Scholarship Type:  Full Scholarship

Scholarship level:  Postgraduate (Masters)

Scholarship Worth: See Benefits (below)

Nationality: Africans

Beit Trust Postgraduate Scholarship 2024 | Eligibility Criteria

  • By Act of Parliament, the Beit Trust supports ONLY students who are nationals of ZambiaZimbabwe or Malawi, who hold permanent residence, live there and/or intend to return to their country after their studies.
  • Applicants (except medical and veterinary doctors) must be under 30 years of age on 31 December 2023. Relevant experience of work after completion of a first degree is strongly recommended and will count towards the award of a scholarship.
  • Doctors and Vets must be under 35 years of age on 31 December 2023. They should have completed 18 months of internship, and a one-year, preferably rural, posting in Zambia, Zimbabwe or Malawi.
  • The Trust cannot consider applications from those who have already begun a course.
  • The Trust will only consider applicants with First Class/Distinction or Upper Second Class degrees (or equivalent) at undergraduate level.

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Scholarship Benefits

  • Fees, tuition costs and related academic expenses.
  • A personal allowance, index-linked in accordance from an independent authority, covering maintenance support.
  • Other allowances are paid for arrival, a laptop and departure.
  • Economy class tickets to the place of study and on final return.

Application Procedure

How-to-Apply: Interested applicants for the Beit Trust Postgraduate Scholarship 2024/25 are to apply by following the procedures as outlined:

  • Apply to any of the partner university in the UK and South Africa and be offered admission to study a postgraduate course.
  • Notify the partner university that he/she will be approaching the Beit Trust for scholarship funding and should also indicate the work experience.
  • Notify the Trust once application has been submitted to the partner university and also tell the trust which course is being applied for.
  • Confirm their nationality to the Trust; Zambians are to send their application form for confirmation to scholarships@beittrust.org.uk
  • Applicants from Zimbabwe and Malawi are to send theirs to africa@beittrust.org.uk.
  • Applications, with all the supporting documents are to be uploaded online via the scholarship application link before the application deadline.

Document Requirements:

  • A signed Medical Certificate Form from your doctor.  This will need to be completed before you begin the application process below.  Please download the form here: Medical Certificate Form
  • A copy of your offer letter from a UK Partner University/s; or a PDF document detailing the university/s and course/s you will apply to at South African Partner University/s.
  • Degree results.
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A personal statement(no longer than 500 words) to explain in your own words how you think a postgraduate degree will benefit your country and its development.
  • A clear recent photograph of yourself: not a passport photo, but something that shows you to your best advantage.
  • A clear copy of your valid passport, showing date of issue and expiry.

Application Deadline: To be Updated

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