The Beit Trust
The Beit Trust was established in 1906 through the Will of Alfred Beit, a financier and philanthropist. Up to twenty Beit Scholarships are awarded each year, jointly funded with partner universities like Cambridge.
They are open to nationals of Zambia, Zimbabwe and Malawi who are also permanently resident in their countries (and to those nationals only). Applicants must have a conditional offer from Cambridge before applying to the Beit Trust, via the website: www.beittrust.org.uk
Two Beit-Cambridge Scholarships are available annually and the selection process is competitive. Applicants must have at least an Upper Second undergraduate degree (2:1), in a subject of developmental benefit to their home country. Work experience in a relevant field is strongly recommended between undergraduate and postgraduate degrees; and the Trust welcomes evidence of leadership potential in applicants’ chosen specialisations.
The Beit website above provides detailed guidance on application procedures for eligible candidates. Good luck.
A separate external application is required for this scholarship
To ensure that they are considered for this scholarship, applicants must:
- Check with the Beit Trust the funding call deadlines and details of the application process, and apply accordingly; and
- Apply for admission to the University of Cambridge by the funding deadline specific to their course
Applicants must show evidence of intention to return to their home country at the end of the period of study. Priority will be given to applicants with some work experience. This scholarship is not available for students taking the MBA or MFin.
Note for students
You are encouraged to use the Trust's scholarships search to find all the awards for which you may be eligible.