Scholarships & funding opportunities

Beit Strathclyde (BStrath) Scholarships

The Beit Strathclyde (BStrath) Scholarships have been set up to fully fund four students of exceptional academic calibre from Malawi, Zimbabwe and Zambia to complete Master's degrees in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Strathclyde in 2016 and 2017.

  • Number of scholarships 4
  • Value Full Scholarships (Tuition & Living Costs)
  • Opens 1 October 2018
  • Deadline 30 June 2019
  • Help with Tuition fees, Living costs
  • Duration Full length of course


Students wishing to be considered for the BStrath Scholarship must be resident in Malawi, Zimbabwe or Zambia at the time of application, and planning to study for a one-year Master's degree in one of the eight departments in the Faculty of Engineering at Strathclyde:

  • Architecture
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical & Process Engineering
  • Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • Design, Manufacture & Engineering Management
  • Electronic & Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
  • Naval Architecture, Ocean & Marine Engineering

Students must hold a good Engineering degree from a recognised University, and demonstrate the potential to rise to a position of leadership and influence in their home country on completion of their studies.

Applications for the Scholarship must be received by the Beit Trust by the stated application deadline each year. 

Number of Scholarships

Under the initial scholarship agreement, one BStrath scholarship will be awarded in academic years 2019-20 and 2020-21.

Further Information

The Beit Trust was established in 1906 by the will of Mr Alfred Beit, a financier and a director of the British South Africa Company. The Trust initially existed solely to create railways in Northern and Southern Rhodesia, but was later reconstituted to benefit education, health, welfare and the environment in Malawi, Zimbabwe and Zambia. 

Find out more about the work of the Beit Trust in education.

The Beit Strathclyde (BStrath) Scholarships were set up in 2016 to attract and select Engineering students from Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe who demonstrate the greatest potential to become leaders, decision-makers and opinion-formers in their home countries.

Contact us

For further information about the Beit Strathclyde (BStrath) Scholarships, please contact:

Christopher Crame, Senior International Recruitment Officer, Recruitment & International Office.


Telephone: +44 (0)141 548 4254

How to apply

Students wishing to be considered for a BStrath Scholarship should apply directly to the Beit Trust. The deadline for application for students planning to begin their studies in September 2019 is 31st July 2019. The application process is open October 2018.

There are different application forms and procedures for students from each of the three countries covered by the BStrath scholarships. Please refer to the webpage below for full details on how to apply and links to the appropriate application form: 

In addition to applying directly to the Beit Trust, prospective scholarship recipients should also apply for a place on their chosen Master's degree at the University of Strathclyde. Preference will be given by the scholarship selection panel to students that have already obtained an offer of a place on their chosen course. Application takes place online following the University's standard admissions processes - please see the following webpage for further information and guidance: