Beit Trust Postgraduate Scholarship 2024 Application Update

Filed in Scholarships Update by on July 6, 2023

Are you an African student dreaming of pursuing postgraduate studies in the UK or South Africa? The 2024/2025 Beit Trust Postgraduate Scholarships for Africans open for applications beginning September 2023. African students can apply for a fully funded postgraduate scholarship to study in the UK or South Africa, supported by the Beit Trust.

This esteemed scholarship program collaborates with eight UK universities and three South African universities, enabling more individuals to achieve their academic goals.

Through cost-sharing partnerships, the Beit Trust significantly increases the number of scholarships available, offering a unique opportunity for passionate students to advance their education.

The Beit Trust Postgraduate Scholarship

The Beit Scholarships will be granted starting from September 2023 for UK universities and from January 2024 for universities in South Africa. The opportunity to apply is now available.

The Beit Trust Scholarships exclusively support postgraduate degrees. They do not offer scholarships for undergraduate studies, and their primary emphasis for postgraduate programs is on Master’s Degrees.

I will assess applicants based on their eligibility and qualifications for the scholarship.

Benefits for Scholarship

1. The scholarship covers fees, tuition expenses, and other academic costs.

2. A maintenance support allowance is provided to recipients, adjusted annually in line with guidance from an independent authority.

3. Additional allowances are given for arrival, a laptop, and departure.

4. Economy Class tickets are included for the initial trip to the study destination and the final return journey.

5. The Trust will also cover any additional expenses in 2023/24 that may arise due to ongoing Covid protocols.

Eligibility Criteria

In order to qualify for this opportunity, you need to fulfill the following criteria:

1. Only individuals who hold nationality in Zambia, Malawi, and Zimbabwe are eligible to apply.

2. Applicants (excluding medical and veterinary doctors) should be 30 years old or younger by December 31, 2022.

It is highly recommended for candidates to have relevant work experience after completing their first degree, which will be taken into consideration when awarding the scholarship.

3. Doctors and veterinarians must be under the age of 35 by December 31, 2022.

Successful candidates should have finished an internship lasting 18 months, and it is preferable for them to have also participated in a one-year rural assignment in Zimbabwe, Zambia, or Malawi.

4. The trust does not accept or review applications from individuals who have already commenced a course.

5. Applicants with a first-class/distinction or upper second-class degree (or its equivalent) at the undergraduate level will be given consideration.

Required Documents

1. Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV).

2. Academic qualifications (including certificates of importance and complete transcripts).

3. A Medical Certificate Form signed by a licensed physician.

4. A copy of the offer letter from a UK Partner University/s; or a PDF document outlining the chosen university/s and course/s for application at a South African Partner University/s.

5. A personal statement (limited to 500 words).

6. A recent photograph that presents applicants in their best light (not a passport photo).

7. A clear photocopy of a valid passport, displaying the date of issuance and expiration.


Frequently Asked Questions

Who Qualifies for the Beit Trust Scholarship?

The Beit Trust supports only students who are nationals of Zambia, Zimbabwe, or Malawi, who possess permanent residence, live there, and/or intend to return to their country after their studies.

How Do I Apply for a Fully Funded Scholarship?

To apply for scholarships, students first need to identify the appropriate scholarship for their studies. They then must complete the application forms and submit the required documents, which may include academic transcripts, letters of recommendation, and personal statements.

What is a Postgraduate Scholarship?

A postgraduate scholarship involves the funding provided by the Employment Partner to the Scholar for the purpose of attaining either a PhD award or a Research Master’s award.

CSN Team.

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