Beit Trust Scholarships for Zambian, Zimbabwean and Malawian Students, 2016/2017

Beit Trust Scholarships for Zambian, Zimbabwean and Malawian Students, 2016/2017

The Beit Trust annually awards a number of postgraduate, masters or PhD scholarships for students from Malawi, to study or research at Universities in UK, Ireland or South Africa. The duration of scholarship in the UK is one year and in South Africa is 2-4 years. Applicants must have a first degree and after the completion of the program applicants have to return to their home country.

Duration: Duration is normally for maximum of three years.

‣ Scholarship covers: The extent of a Beit Postgraduate Scholarship Grant is: Fees and costs of tuition and related academic expenses are paid by the Trust direct to the universities. Payment of a personal allowance, index linked in accordance with guidance from an independent authority covering maintenance support. Other allowances are paid for arrival, for a laptop, for the printing of a thesis, and for return to Africa.
Economy Class air passages are provided 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 .

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,
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. In addition, shared awards for a taught Masters Degree are offered at Imperial College London, the University of Leeds (BL); at Rhodes University (BRU); at Stellenbosch University (BS) and at the University of Witwatersrand (BW).

Eligibility

To be eligible to receive Beit Trust Scholarships ,

‣ 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 also 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.

‣ 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.
Selection Criteria:

‣ Selection for Beit Trust Scholarships is highly competitive and only Postgraduates with at least a Merit (equivalent to a good 2.1 from a UK university) in their first degree are likely to succeed.

‣ The selectors favor practical and useful disciplines that are likely to offer a clear benefit to the benefited area.

‣ Because of their high cost, MBAs and PhDs are very seldom awarded in the UK, but a taught MBA at an established university in South Africa is acceptable.

Notification: Not Known

Scholarship Application Method

‣ Please complete and submit this initial application form to gain qualification for application to scholarships-at-beittrust.org.uk no later than 15 August 2016.

‣ Scholarship Applications are due on 31st August annually.

Before applying please read carefully  our “Frequently Asked Questions” (FAQ) section and be aware of the following criteria. If you have any questions, please do first ask.

Zimbabwe and Malawi: Application lists open on 1 June and should be made to: The Beit Trust Representative, P.O. Box CH 76, Chisipite, Harare, ZIMBABWE. (Office: 5 Ludlow Rd., Newlands, Harare) E-Mail: beitrust@africaonline.co.zw.

Zambia:  Application lists open on 1 April and should be made to: The Secretary, The Beit Trust, Beit House, Grove Road, Woking, Surrey, GU21 5JB, ENGLAND.   E-Mail:scholarships@beittrust.org.uk

Please note that all documents including independent references must be received by The Beit Trust by 31 August.

Zimbabweans – download  your application form using this online link.  Zimbabwean applicants do not need to fill out an initial application form.

Malawians –  download  your application form using this online link.   Malawian applicants do not need to fill out an initial application form.

Zambians –  you need to fill out an initial application form using this online initial application link.  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
  • A certified transcript of your degree results
  • A certified document of evidence of residency (National Registration Card or birth certificate)
  • Up to date CV showing all work experience

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.

Selection is highly competitive, and only Postgraduates with at least a Merit (equivalent to a good 2.1 from a UK university) in their first degree are likely to succeed.  The selectors favour practical and useful disciplines that are likely to offer a clear benefit to the beneficial area. Because of their high cost, MBAs and PhDs are very seldom awarded in the UK, but a taught MBA at an established university in South Africa is acceptable.

It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply

http://www.beittrust.org.uk/Scholarships.htm

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