Beit Trust Postgraduate Scholarships 2019 for African Students


Applications are open for interested and suitably qualified African Students for the 2019 Beit Trust Postgraduate Scholarships to study in choice universities in UK or South Africa.

Beit Trust Postgraduate Scholarships

The Beit Trust offers annually a number of Postgraduate Scholarships abroad (except an MBA) to graduates who are domiciled in and are nationals of Malawi, Zambia or Zimbabwe (and only to graduates in these three countries). Scholarships are taken up at a partner university in the United Kingdom, or South Africa, for study in a subject of the individual’s choice appropriate to the needs of the beneficial area.

Beit Trust Postgraduate Scholarships Eligibility Criteria

  • 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 preferably rural posting in the relevant country.
  • hold at least a degree of class 2.1, i.e. Merit or Distinction

To be taken at (country):

  • United Kingdom (Cambridge University, University of Edinburgh, University of Strathclyde, University of Glasgow, University of Oxford  University of Leeds), and South Africa (University of Cape Town, Rhodes University, Stellenbosch University).
  • Applicants will normally be expected to apply to these partner universities.

Value of Award

  • Fees, tuition costs 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, a laptop, printing of a thesis, and return home.
  • Economy Class air passages are provided by the Trust for the initial journey to the place of study, and on final return.
  • No allowances are paid for spouses or other family members.

Duration of Award: Duration is normally for a one-year taught Master’s in the UK and two years in South Africa. 

How to Apply for Beit Trust Postgraduate Scholarships

  • Once you have a conditional acceptance or an offer from your chosen partner university, you should apply as early as possible to The Beit Trust for a scholarship, using this linked application form.

If you are interested in a Beit Scholarship, and as a help in tracking potentially qualified applicants, would you please:

  • Notify the relevant university, as part of your study application, that you will be approaching the Beit Trust for scholarship funding. Please indicate your work or professional experience;
  • Notify the Trust once you have submitted an application to a partner university;
  • Tell the Trust which course you’ve applied for; 
  • Confirm your nationality to the Trust;
  • Zimbabweans and Malawians should send their application forms to
  • Zambians should send theirs to

For more information, visit the Beit Trust Postgraduate Scholarships.

Application Deadline: 31st May 2019.


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