Beit Joint University Partnerships

  • Fully Funded
  • UK Universities
  • Masters
  • All Subjects
  • UK
  • 02/12/2020
Expired in
02/12/2020

Scholarship Description:

Beit Joint University Partnerships is open for Zambia, Zimbabwe and Malawi students. The scholarship allows Masters level programm(s) in the field of All Subjects taught at UK Universities . The deadline of the scholarship is expired at 12 Feb 2020.

The Beit Trust has partnership agreements with the universities below. This enables the Trust to share costs, and to increase the number of scholarships it can fund. For this reason, only applicants with acceptances from the universities listed will be eligible for Beit Scholarships.

There are seven universities in the United Kingdom: Cambridge, Edinburgh, Glasgow (bio-medical disciplines only), Leeds, Oxford, Strathclyde (engineering disciplines only), and St Andrews (computer science only).

There are currently four active partners in South Africa: Rhodes, Stellenbosch, UCT and Wits.

These partnerships allow us to award joint scholarships (e.g. Beit-Cambridge, Beit-UCT, etc.), and may change from time to time. Applicants must first apply to, and be accepted by, a Beit partner university before applying to the Trust for a scholarship.

Beit Trust Scholarships are for Postgraduate degrees. We do not provide scholarships for undergraduate work.

Degree Level:

Beit Joint University Partnerships is available to undertake Masters level programs at UK Universities.

Our postgraduate focus is on Master’s Degrees. The universities above offer a one-year taught Master’s in the UK; and a two-year taught Master’s in South Africa. Both have a research dimension and the applicant must have obtained Honours at undergraduate level.

Available Subjects:

Following subject are available to study under this scholarship program.

  • All Subjects

There are seven universities in the United Kingdom: Cambridge, Edinburgh, Glasgow (bio-medical disciplines only), Leeds, Oxford, Strathclyde (engineering disciplines only), and St Andrews (computer science only).

Eligible Nationalities:

By Act of Parliament, the Beit Trust supports ONLY students who are nationals of Zambia, Zimbabwe and Malawi, and who currently live there. In addition, the Trust cannot consider applications from those who have already begun a course.

Scholarship Benefits:

fully funded.

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 strongly recommended. Doctors and vets must be under 35 years of age on 31 December of the application year. They should have completed 18 months of internship, and a one-year, preferably rural, posting in the relevant country.

Application Procedure:

  • Only nationals of Zambia, Zimbabwe and Malawi, who are also resident in and intend to return to those countries, are eligible to apply;
  • Applications should be for a one-year taught Master’s Degree (to UK universities); and a two-year taught Master’s in South Africa;
  • Applications should be made directly to the partner universities listed above, and only to those universities, via their websites and in the period beginning September 2019 (although some application windows do not open until October. Their websites will guide you);
  • As long as the courses to be pursued are available, you may apply to more than one partner university at a time. Indeed, we recommend you do so, to increase your chances of acceptance, and to broaden the scholarship opportunities available;
  • 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

  • The Trust will then sift and shortlist the most qualified, for interview by national selection boards in Zambia, Zimbabwe and Malawi. The absolute deadline for applications to reach the Trust is 12 February 2020. The boards will sit in late March 2020;
  • Resources are limited and the scholarship process competitive. Not all those interviewed will necessarily be selected for a Scholarship. But an interview is essential to selection;
  • The Trust will notify those selected for interview of the date, time and place;
  • The Trust will give particular weight to those who have work or other professional experience; have demonstrated a capacity to become leaders in their field; are reading for a degree of direct and practical relevance to the development of their country; and whose stated intention is to return to their country at the completion of their degree.

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 africa@beittrust.org.uk
  • Zambians should send theirs to scholarships@beittrust.org.uk
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