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The Trust was initially set up in 1906 by the Will of Mr. Alfred Beit, a brilliant financier and a director of the British South Africa Company with many interests including the development of Rhodesia’s railway system. The Trust has its Headquarters at Beit House in Working, Surrey, and also has an office in Harare, Zimbabwe, staffed by the Trust’s Representative in Africa and his staff.
In 2010 the Beit Trust and COSECSA agreed to collaborate in a scheme to provide Beit Trust support for selected COSECSA trainees wishing to study surgery in Africa. The scholarship is tenable in Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The Beit funding covers the costs of registration, enrolment, exam fees, international travel to COSECSA seminars, a computer, graduation costs, and a personal stipend.
Eligibility of candidates

  • Demonstrate the potential to rise to positions of leadership and influence.
  • Meet minimum English language requirements for admission to COSECSA training
  • Be domiciled in Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe at the time of applying for the scholarship and intend to work in their home country at the end of the scholarship
  • Have basic medical qualification obtained in a recognized university in the region
  • Have at least two years’ work experience in an accredited hospital