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Beit Trust Postgraduate Scholarships for African Students –

African students can now apply for a postgraduate scholarship for the 2024/23 academic year at South African or UK universities sponsored by the Beit Trust.

The Beit Trust is a partnership between three universities in South Africa and six universities in the UK to fund those who want to study and gain a university degree. The cooperation of universities helps spread costs, in order to increase the number of scholarships that the Bayt Trust can fund.


About the scholarship:

  • Scholarship Sponsor(s): Pitt Trust Foundation
  • Host countries: United Kingdom or South Africa
  • Scholarship type: Full scholarship
  • Scholarship Level: Postgraduate (Masters)
  • Scholarship Worth: Check Benefits (section below)
  • Nationality: African
  • Application deadline: February 11, 2024

Eligibility criteria for the Beit Trust Postgraduate Scholarship:

• Only students from Zambia, Zimbabwe and Malawi residing in their countries who wish to return to them upon completion of their studies can apply.
• Candidates can apply for a two-year master’s program at a South African university and a one-year master’s program at a UK university.
• All candidates (except doctors and veterinarians) must be under 30 years of age on 31 December 2024.
• Doctors and veterinarians must be under 35 years of age on December 31, 2024.

Scholarship Benefits:

• Fees, tuition costs and related academic expenses are fully covered.
• A personal allowance linked to an index from an independent party that covers maintenance support.
• Another stipend for arrival and departure and a computer are provided.
• The economy class ticket will be paid to the study destination and final return.
• Any expenses that may arise in 2024/23 due to remaining Covid protocols will be covered

How to apply:

Interested candidates should apply by following the procedures outlined:

• Apply to any of the partner universities in the UK or South Africa and be accepted onto a postgraduate course.
• The partner university must be notified that it will be contacting Beit Trust and must also indicate any work experiences.
• The Fund must be notified once the application is submitted to the partner university and must be informed of the course chosen for application.
• Please confirm your nationality to the Trust; Zambian application forms for confirmation should be sent to the following email address: [email protected]
• Candidates from Zimbabwe and Malawi should send their applications to [email protected].
• You may upload applications and all supporting documents online through the scholarship application link before the deadline.


Required Documents:

• Medical certificate form with your doctor’s signature. This step must be done before starting the application process below. To download the form, please review the following link: Medical Certificate Form.
• A copy of your offer letter from a partner university in the UK. Or a PDF document listing the university/universities and course/s you have chosen to apply to at your partner South African university/universities.
• Degree results.
• the biography
• A personal statement (less than 500 words) explaining in your own words how you believe a graduate degree will help your country and its growth.
• A current, clear image of yourself: one that shows your best self.
• A clear copy of a valid passport, indicating the date of issue and expiration.

Visit the official webpage to apply beittrust.org.uk/beit-trust-scholarships

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