• Full Scholarship

Beit Trust Scholarships are for Postgraduate degrees only. They do not provide scholarships for undergraduate work and their postgraduate focus is on Masters’s Degrees. They do not offer scholarships for Ph.D. research ab initio. Only under exceptional circumstances, and for Beit scholars of outstanding merit, will the Trustees consider extending support to the Ph.D. level.

The next round of Beit Scholarships to be awarded is for the academic year beginning September 2023 for universities in the UK; and January 2024 for universities in South Africa. The Trust will only consider applicants who are both eligible and qualified to apply.

The Trust provides Postgraduate Scholarships for relevant courses at universities in the United Kingdom or South Africa. Candidates must be nationals of and domiciled in Zambia, Zimbabwe, or Malawi and aged under 30, or 35 in the case of medical doctors.

Beit Scholars are special and have a wealth of knowledge and experience to share with one another. Once a Beit Scholar, always a Beit Scholar. The Beit Scholarship Association (BSA) brings together present and former recipients of a Beit Scholarship.

The Beit Trust is an independent charity. They support people and communities in Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Malawi (ZZM). They have been active for over a hundred years, ever since the Trust was established by the financier and philanthropist, Alfred Beit, in 1906. Since the 1950s, they have funded regional projects in health, education, transport, social welfare, and conservation.

The Trust now provides more than £2.5 million a year in grants to the region. In the last five years alone, they have funded hundreds of projects, including hospitals, clinics, care homes, schools, and libraries. They have supported over a hundred Beit Scholars at universities in the UK and South Africa, as well as regional training for surgeons from ZZM. The Trust remains apolitical and operates without consideration of sex, race, and religion.


United Kingdom


  • Fees, tuition costs, and related academic expenses. These are paid by the Trust direct to the Partner Universities.
  • A personal allowance, index-linked in accordance with guidance from an independent authority, covering maintenance support.
  • Other allowances are paid for arrival, a laptop, and departure.
  • Economy Class tickets are provided for the initial journey to the place of study and on the final return.
  • The Trust will also address any expenses that may arise in 2023/24 as a result of residual Covid protocols.


  • 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 must be under 35 years of age on 31 December 2023.
  • Doctors and Vets 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 Honours degrees (or equivalent) at undergraduate level.
Eligible Regions: Zambia, Zimbabwe or Malawi

Application Process

  • Make your application for admission directly to one or more of the Partner Universities listed above, and only to those universities. Please apply via their websites, which will guide you.
  • Notify the relevant university, as part of your study application, that you will be approaching the Beit Trust for scholarship funding.
  • As long as the course/s you wish to pursue are available, you may apply to more than one Partner University at a time. Indeed, they recommend you do so, to increase your chances of acceptance, and to broaden the scholarship opportunities available.
  • Once you have an offer from your chosen Partner University, you should apply as early as possible to the Beit Trust for a scholarship.
  • Your application, with all the supporting documents, must be uploaded via the Scholarship application link, below in green.
  • You need three referees: Academic, Character and Employer (as appropriate). They have separate and individual forms, the link for which must be forwarded to them by you, the applicant. The link becomes available once you have submitted your scholarship application form electronically.
  • They prefer referees to use the link provided in the application form. If, however, they can only provide their reference by email, please forward them the relevant forms.

Application Deadline: February 19, 2024

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For more information send an email to [email protected].
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