2021 Beit Trust Postgraduate Scholarships for Nationals of Zambia, Zimbabwe and Malawi to study in UK and South Africa

Deadline: March 5, 2021.

The Beit Trust has partnership agreements with the universities below. This enables the Trust to share costs, and to increase the number of scholarships it can fund. For this reason, only applicants with acceptances from the universities listed will be eligible for Beit Scholarships.

There are seven universities in the United Kingdom: Cambridge, Edinburgh, Glasgow (bio-medical disciplines only), Leeds, Oxford, Strathclyde (engineering disciplines only), and St Andrews (computer science only).

CRITERIA

  • Only nationals of Zambia, Zimbabwe and Malawi, who are also resident in and intend to return to those countries, are eligible to apply;
  • Applications should be for a one-year taught Master’s Degree (to UK universities); and a two-year taught Master’s in South Africa;
  • Applications should be made directly to the partner universities listed above, and only to those universities, via their websites and in the period beginning September 2020 (although some application windows do not open until October. Their websites will guide you);
  • As long as the courses you wish to pursue are available, you may apply to more than one partner university at a time. Indeed, we recommend you do so, to increase your chances of acceptance, and to broaden the scholarship opportunities available;
  • Once you have an offer from your chosen partner university, you should apply as early as possible to The Beit Trust for a scholarship.  When the new application window opens, there will be a linked application form here
  • The Trust will then sift and shortlist the most qualified, for interview by our national selection boards in Zambia, Zimbabwe and Malawi. The absolute deadline for applications to reach the Trust is 5 March 2021. The boards will sit in late April 2021
  • Resources are limited and the scholarship process competitive. Not all those interviewed will necessarily be selected for a Scholarship. But an interview is essential to selection
  • The Trust will notify those selected for interview of the date, time and place
  • The Trust will give particular weight to those who have work or other professional experience; have demonstrated a capacity to become leaders in their field; are reading for a degree of direct and practical relevance to the development of their country; and whose stated intention is to return to their country at the completion of their degree.

BENEFITS

  • Fees, tuition costs and related academic expenses. These are paid by the Trust direct to the universities.
  • 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 a return flight home.
  • Economy Class tickets are provided for the initial journey to the place of study, and on final return.
  • No allowances are paid for spouses and other family members.

APPLICATION

If you are interested in a Beit Scholarship, and as a help in tracking potentially qualified applicants, would you please:

  • Notify the relevant university, as part of your study application, that you will be approaching the Beit Trust for scholarship funding. Please indicate your work or professional experience
  • Notify the Trust once you have submitted an application to a partner university
  • Tell the Trust which course you’ve applied for
  • Confirm your nationality to the Trust
  • Zimbabweans and Malawians should send their application forms to africa@beittrust.org.uk
  • Zambians should send theirs to scholarships@beittrust.org.uk

OFFICIAL LINK: http://beittrust.org.uk/beit-trust-scholarships

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