Beit Trust 2024 Postgraduate Scholarships for Africans [Fully Funded]
The opportunity for African students to apply for the 2024/2025 Beit Trust Postgraduate Scholarships will commence in September 2023. Eligible African applicants are welcome to seek a fully funded postgraduate scholarship through the Beit Trust, which supports studies in the UK or South Africa.
The Beit Trust operates as a partnership between three South African universities and eight universities in the UK, aimed at sponsoring individuals who possess a strong desire to pursue their academic endeavors. This collaboration among the universities allows for the sharing of costs, ultimately leading to an expansion in the quantity of scholarships that can be provided by the Beit Trust.
The Beit Trust is a collaborative initiative involving three South African universities and eight universities in the UK. This partnership aims to provide sponsorship for individuals with a strong drive to pursue higher education. By sharing costs among the universities, the Beit Trust maximizes its ability to offer scholarships, enabling students from Africa to access fully funded postgraduate studies in the UK or South Africa. The trust supports students in their application process, emphasizing national identity confirmation and specific document requirements. This endeavor contributes to the educational and developmental aspirations of the African continent.
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Scholarship Sponsor(s): The Beit Trust
Scholarships to be taken at: UK or South Africa
Scholarship Type: Full Scholarship
Scholarship level: Postgraduate (Masters)
Scholarship Worth: See Benefits (below)
Requirement and Eligibility Criteria for the Beit Trust Postgraduate Scholarship:
- By Act of Parliament, the Beit Trust supports ONLY students who are nationals of Zambia, Zimbabwe 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 cannot consider applications from those who have already begun a course.
- The Trust will only consider applicants with First Class/Distinction or Upper Second Class degrees (or equivalent) at undergraduate level.
Benefits for the Beit Trust Postgraduate Scholarship:
- Fees, tuition costs and related academic expenses.
- A personal allowance, index-linked in accordance from an independent authority, covering maintenance support.
- Other allowances are paid for arrival, a laptop and departure.
- Economy class tickets to the place of study and on final return.
Application Procedure for the Beit Trust Postgraduate Scholarship (How to Apply):
Prospective candidates interested in the Beit Trust Postgraduate Scholarship 2024/25 should adhere to the outlined procedures during their application process:
- Apply for admission to a postgraduate course at any of the partner universities in the UK or South Africa.
- Inform the partner university about the intention to seek scholarship funding from the Beit Trust and indicate any relevant work experience.
- Notify the Trust once the application has been submitted to the partner university, including details about the applied course.
- Confirm nationality with the Trust; Zambian applicants should send their confirmation application form to firstname.lastname@example.org, while applicants from Zimbabwe and Malawi should send theirs to email@example.com.
- Complete the online application process via the provided scholarship application link before the deadline, ensuring all supporting documents are uploaded.
- A signed Medical Certificate Form from a medical professional, completed prior to commencing the application process.
- A copy of the offer letter from a UK Partner University(s) or a PDF detailing the applied university(s) and course(s) at South African Partner University(s).
- Academic degree results.
- Curriculum Vitae (CV).
- A personal statement (limited to 500 words) explaining how pursuing a postgraduate degree will contribute to the development of your country.
- A recent photograph that portrays you favorably (not a passport photo).
- A clear copy of your valid passport displaying issue and expiry dates.
By adhering to these steps and providing the specified documents, applicants can complete the application for the Beit Trust Postgraduate Scholarship before the stipulated deadline.
Application Deadline: To be Updated
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