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The 2024/2025 Beit Trust Postgraduate Scholarships for Africans opens for applications from September 2023. African students are invited to apply for a fully funded postgraduate scholarship position to study in the UK or South Africa, supported by the Beit Trust.

Beit Trust Postgraduate Scholarships for Africans 2024/2025 [Fully Funded]

The Beit Trust is indeed a collaboration between eight universities in the United Kingdom and three universities in South Africa. This partnership aims to sponsor individuals who demonstrate passion and academic excellence, enabling them to pursue degree programs at these esteemed institutions.

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Scholarship Sponsor(s): The Beit Trust

Scholarships to be taken at: UK or South Africa

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Scholarship Type:  Full Scholarship

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Scholarship level:  Postgraduate (Masters)

Scholarship Worth: See Benefits (below)

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Nationality: Africans

Also Apply: Gates Cambridge Scholarship in UK | Postgraduate Application 2023/2024

Beit Trust Postgraduate Scholarship 2024 | Eligibility Criteria

  • By Act of Parliament, the Beit Trust supports ONLY students who are nationals of ZambiaZimbabwe or Malawi, who hold permanent residence, live there and/or intend to return to their country after their studies.
  • Applicants (except medical and veterinary doctors) must be under 30 years of age on 31 December 2023. Relevant experience of work after completion of a first degree is strongly recommended and will count towards the award of a scholarship.
  • Doctors and Vets must be under 35 years of age on 31 December 2023. They should have completed 18 months of internship, and a one-year, preferably rural, posting in Zambia, Zimbabwe or Malawi.
  • The Trust will not consider any applications from students who have already began a course at Beit Trust.
  • Beit Trust will only consider applicants with First Class/Distinction or Upper Second Class degrees (or equivalent) at undergraduate level.

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Scholarship Benefits

  • Here’s a breakdown of the typical financial assistance offered:
    1. Tuition Costs: The scholarship usually covers tuition fees for the duration of the Master’s program. This relieves the recipient of the financial burden associated with paying tuition fees directly.
    2. Personal Allowance: Recipients typically receive a personal allowance, which is index-linked according to an independent authority. This allowance is meant to cover living expenses and other personal costs incurred during the period of study.
    3. Other Allowances: Additional allowances may be provided for specific purposes, such as arrival expenses, purchasing a laptop for academic use, and departure expenses. These allowances aim to support the student’s overall well-being and academic needs.
    4. Travel Expenses: The scholarship often includes economy class tickets for travel to the place of study at the beginning of the program and for the return journey upon completion of the studies. This ensures that the student can travel to and from the study destination without financial strain.

Document Requirements:

      • A signed Medical Certificate Form from your doctor.  This will need to be completed before you begin the application process below.  Please download the form here: Medical Certificate Form
      • A copy of your offer letter from a UK Partner University/s; or a PDF document detailing the university/s and course/s you will apply to at South African Partner University/s.
      • Degree results.
      • Curriculum Vitae
      • A personal statement(no longer than 500 words) to explain in your own words how you think a postgraduate degree will benefit your country and its development.
      • A clear recent photograph of yourself: not a passport photo, but something that shows you to your best advantage.
      • A clear copy of your valid passport, showing date of issue and expiry.

Application Deadline: To be Updated

Application Procedure

To apply for the Beit Trust Postgraduate Scholarship for the 2024/25 academic year, applicants should follow these outlined procedures:

  1. Apply to Partner Universities: Begin by applying to one of the partner universities in the UK or South Africa where you intend to pursue your postgraduate studies. Ensure that you meet all the admission requirements for the chosen postgraduate course.
  2. Notify Partner University: Once you’ve been offered admission to the postgraduate course, inform the partner university that you will be approaching the Beit Trust for scholarship funding. Additionally, indicate any relevant work experience you may have.
  3. Notify the Beit Trust: Inform the Beit Trust once you have submitted your application to the partner university. Provide details about the course you have applied for and your intention to seek scholarship funding from the Beit Trust.
  4. Confirm Nationality: Depending on your nationality, follow the instructions for confirming your application with the Beit Trust. Zambian applicants should send their application form for confirmation to scholarships@beittrust.org.uk, while applicants from Zimbabwe and Malawi should send theirs to africa@beittrust.org.uk.
  5. Submit Application Online: Complete the scholarship application process by uploading all required supporting documents online via the scholarship application link provided. Ensure that you submit your application before the specified deadline

 Visit the official website for Further Details

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