Beit Trust Scholarships for Postgraduate Studies
Deadlines - August 2012

Deadline: 31 August

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.



  • 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.


  • Fees and costs of tuition and related academic expenses are paid by the Trust direct to the universities.
  • Scholars receive a personal allowance
  • 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.


Prospective applicants, who must hold at least a degree of class 2.1, i.e. Merit or Distinction, 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:

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

Initial applications for scholarships can be made online. Applicants from Zimbabwe and Malawi cannot, at this time, use this online facility but should email directly, (please state which country you are from) whereupon the Application Form and information required will be sent. Zambian applicants are urged to complete the online form as early as possible to establish whether they would qualify. If you do qualify a form will be sent to you and you will be required to provide additional information and details. This information will include, but may not be restricted to, the following:-

  • A fuller application form
  • A medical certificate from your doctor
  • Names and addresses of 3 distinguished referees together with their e-mail addresses in order that we may contact them to take up their references
  • A certified transcript of your degree results
  • A certified document of evidence of residency (National Registration Card or birth certificate)

For details and Application, Click HERE

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