The Beit Trust FULL Postgraduate Scholarship for Students from Selected African Countries, 2017/2018

Africa, Europe, Field of Study, International, Masters, Ph.D., Scholarships, UK

Every year Beit Trust postgraduate Masters & PhD scholarship for students from Malawi, Zambia or Zimbabwe to study in choice universities in UK or South Africa.

Application Deadline: Applications may be made from 1 April, but all original and certified documents must be received by The Beit Trust by 31 August each year.

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible African Countries: Malawi, Zambia or Zimbabwe

To be taken at (country): United Kingdom (Cambridge University, University of Edinburgh, Imperial College, University of Strathclyde, University of Glasgow, University of Oxford  University of Leeds), and South Africa

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Accepted Subject Areas? All

About Scholarship: 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 or South Africa, for study in a subject of the individual’s choice appropriate to the needs of the beneficial area.

Type: Masters and PhD degrees

Eligibility Criteria

  • 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

Number of Scholarship: Not Specified

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.

Duration of Scholarship Duration is normally for a maximum of three years at the discretion of Trustees.

How to Apply

For more details visit the Scholarship Webpage

Sponsors: Beit Trust

Important Notes: 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.

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