Application is now open for the Beit Trust Postgraduate Scholarships. Interested applicants are encouraged to send their applications in before the deadline date.
About Beit Trust and Scholarship
A financier, philanthropist, and director of the British South Africa Company named Alfred Beit left the Trust in his will, which was written in 1906. The growth of the railway network in what was then Rhodesia was one of his many passions. He gave a sizeable bequest to several philanthropic organizations when he passed away in 1906 at the age of 53. Beit understood that Zambia and Zimbabwe, today’s Northern and Southern Rhodesia, would not be able to draw enough investment for their growth within his lifetime.
Beit Trust Postgraduate Scholarships will be given out again for the academic year starting in September 2024 for institutions in the UK and January 2025 for universities in South Africa.
Details about Beit Trust Postgraduate Scholarships:
Scholarship Sponsor: Beit Trust
Scholarship Value: Check Below
Number of awards: N/A
Study level: Postgraduate
Host Institution(s): Beit Trust
- Fees, tuition, and any relevant academic charges. These are paid directly to the Partner Universities by the Trust.
- A personal allowance that pays maintenance assistance and is index-linked in line with recommendations from a separate authority.
- Additional compensation is given for a laptop, arrival, and departure.
- For the initial trip to the study location and the last return, economy class tickets are offered.
- Spouses, other family members, and dependents are not given any allowances.
Beit Trust Postgraduate Scholarships – Eligibility Criteria
Applicants are advised to meet the following prerequisites to be qualified for Beit Trust Postgraduate Scholarships:
- By law, the Beit Trust may only provide financial assistance to students who are citizens of Zambia, Zimbabwe, or Malawi, have a permanent address in one of those countries, dwell there, and/or want to return there after completing their studies.
- On December 31, 2023, applicants must be less than 35 years old. It is highly advised and will count toward receiving a scholarship if you have relevant job experience after receiving your first degree.
- Veterinarians and doctors must have undertaken a one-year, preferably rural, assignment in Zambia, Zimbabwe, or Malawi after completing an 18-month internship.
- Applicants who have already started a course are ineligible for consideration by the Trust.
- The Trust will only take into consideration those who have earned undergraduate degrees with a First Class/Distinction or Upper Second Class Honours (or an equivalent).
Interview Date, and Process for Beit Trust Postgraduate Scholarship
Please make sure you have all of the papers listed below prepared for electronic submission. Once you begin the application procedure, you must finish it since you cannot store your answers and come back to them later. However, before you start filling out the form, you will be able to skim through it. The following papers must be uploaded together with your application:
- A Medical Certificate Form that your doctor has signed. You must finish this before starting the application procedure below. To download the form, click here: Medical Certificate Form
- A PDF document listing the university(s) and course(s) you’ll apply to at a South African Partner University(s); or a copy of your offer letter from a UK Partner University(s).
- Results of the degree, including all transcripts and important certifications.
- CV, or curriculum vitae.
- A 500-word personal essay outlining why you believe earning a graduate degree will help your nation and its growth.
- A recent, clear photo of yourself—not your passport photo—that best captures your features.
- A clear copy of your current passport that clearly shows the issuance date and expiration. Please make sure it has enough blank pages to fit any required visas and travel stamps, and that it is valid for the whole time of your anticipated study.
Application Process for Beit Trust Postgraduate Scholarships
Interested and qualified applicants should fill out the Beit Trust Postgraduate Scholarships application form and follow the below process:
- Directly and only to the Partner Universities indicated above should you submit your application for admission. Use their websites to apply; they will direct you.
- Inform the appropriate university that you will be applying for a scholarship from the Beit Trust as part of your studies application.
- You are allowed to submit applications to more than one Partner University at once, provided that the course(s) you want to take are offered. Indeed, they advise you to do so to improve your chances of admittance and widen the pool of scholarship options.
- As soon as you get an offer from your preferred Partner University, you should apply for a scholarship with the Beit Trust.
- You must upload your application and any supporting materials via the scholarship application link, which is below and is highlighted in green.
- Three references are required: academic, character, and employer (where applicable). They have distinct and unique forms, and you, the applicant, must send them the link to those forms. Once you’ve electronically submitted your scholarship application, the link becomes accessible.
- Referees are encouraged to utilize the URL found in the application form by the organization. But if they are only able to offer an email reference, kindly provide them with the pertinent paperwork, which you may download here.
The completed forms must be returned directly from the referee through email to email@example.com
The Application Deadline is: February 19, 2024