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Beit Trust Masters & PhD Scholarships 2024/2025 For African Students


The next round of Beit Scholarships to be awarded is for the academic year beginning September 2024 for universities in the UK; and January 2025 for universities in South Africa.

The Beit Trust offers annually a number of Postgraduate Masters or PhD Scholarships abroad for studies or research to graduates who are domiciled in (the beneficial area). The Trust is pleased to announce a new partnership with the University of Pretoria for the new South African academic year beginning January 2025.


  • Fees and costs of tuition 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 and 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 for the return at the end of the course.


The process for applying for a Beit Trust Masters & PhD Scholarships is as follows:

  • 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 2024 (although some application windows do not open until October. Their websites will guide you);

  • As long as the courses you wish to pursue 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 an offer from your chosen partner university, you should apply as early as possible to The Beit Trust for a scholarship.

  • The Trust will then sift and shortlist the most qualified, for interview by our national selection boards in Zambia, Zimbabwe and Malawi.

  • 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.

Deadline: February 19, 2024

Click here for more details.


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