The Beacon Equity Trust has built partnerships to offer up to six new annual undergraduate scholarships through the following:


The Beacon Scholarship at the University of Birmingham 

University of Birmingham Logo2The University of Birmingham, is a truly global university producing world-leading research. It benefits from mutual partnerships with a wide range of international institutions and hosts a large international community of researchers and students. With over 8,700 international students from approximately 150 countries, and 31% of our academic staff from overseas, its campus is truly a diverse and global place which attracts the brightest and best international students and staff. The University offers a wide range of programmes at undergraduate level with over 350 different courses within five academic faculties.



The Beacon Scholarship at the University of Bristol 

University of Bristol Logo 1The University of Bristol, a member of the Russell Group, ranks in the top 100 institutions globally and top 10 in the UK, due to its outstanding teaching and research, superb facilities and highly talented students and staff. The University is located in the heart of the city, a leading centre for business, culture and education, with industry strength in engineering, aerospace, finance and media.

The University offers a wide range of programmes at undergraduate level within our six academic faculties. Our programmes allow students to engage in a broad learning experience with opportunities to explore innovation and enterprise, sustainable futures and global citizenship.


The Beacon Scholarship at the University of Cambridge - offered with The Cambridge Trust 

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The Cambridge Commonwealth, European & International Trust supports students on degree courses at The University of Cambridge. Working with partners worldwide, the Trust provides funding to students of outstanding academic merit under a variety of scholarship schemes. The University of Cambridge, founded in 1209, is consistently ranked as one of the top 5 universities in the world. It offers a wide range of undergraduate courses, exceptional facilities, highly interactive seminars, and 'supervisions', i.e. one-to-one or small group teaching sessions every week. 

Click here for a list of undergraduate courses at The University of Cambridge



The Beacon Scholarship at Cardiff University


Cardiff University is a top 20 university in the UK for the overall quality of research, confirmed as world-leading or internationally excellent. Founded by Royal Charter in 1883, the University today combines impressive modern facilities and a dynamic approach to teaching and research. From its outstanding central location amidst the parks, Portland-stone buildings that form the city's elegant civic centre, the University's students and staff are drawn from over 120 countries, attracted by its international reputation and commitment to innovation and excellence. Cardiff is ranked in the top 200 institutions in the world and is a member of the Russell Group of Britain's leading research universities, in addition it has been named Welsh University of the Year in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023.

The University offers a wide range of courses at undergraduate level across 27 Academic Schools. The University also runs a number of Foundation Programmes.

Click here for a list of undergraduate courses at Cardiff University



The Beacon Scholarship at Imperial College London

ImperialImperial College London is the only university in the UK to focus exclusively on science, engineering and medicine. Joining such a specialist community means studying what you love with people who love it too – all in the heart of one of the world's most exciting cities. We're ranked among the top ten best universities in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2023, making an Imperial degree highly valued by employers across the globe. We were also revealed in the top 3 of the UK's most international university by Times Higher Education in 2022. Students from over 140 countries come to study at the College, and we are involved in significant research collaborations that span the globe. Our location in central London is a huge advantage in what we do: attracting the best minds from all corners of the world and setting us in the heart of a truly international community.

Click here for a list of undergraduate courses at Imperial College London



The Beacon Scholarship at the London School of Economics

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LSE was founded in 1895 by four leading members of the Fabian Society – Beatrice and Sidney Webb, Graham Wallas and George Bernard Shaw. The School's aim was the betterment of society, and in 1922 it adopted as its motto rerume cognoscere causas – to know the causes of things. Today it is one of the foremost social science universities in the world, with teaching and research spanning the full breadth of social sciences, from economics and politics to anthropology and geography. Situated in the heart of central London, LSE is famed for its cosmopolitan student body, drawing its students from over 145 countries worldwide.

Click here for a list of undergraduate courses at The London School of Economics



The Beacon Scholarship at the University of Surrey 

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The University of Surrey is one of the UK’s top scientific and technological universities and has established itself as a top-ten university in major national university league table rankings. The university has three faculties, with a total of 22 different Schools and Departments, offering a wide variety of undergraduate degree programmes. Our beautiful campus offers students the best of both worlds: our safe, self-contained student community is just ten minutes’ walk from Guildford town centre and 34 minutes by train from London. In 2022 Surrey was named as the Times and Sunday Times ‘University of the Year for Graduate Employment’ and was ranked 9th in the National Student Survey 2022. The University of Surrey is also one of the most culturally-diverse universities in the UK, with students from over 120 different countries, making up 37% of the student body.

Click here for a list of undergraduate courses at the University of Surrey

The Beacon has developed the following partnerships with world-class educational institutions. Each School Partner contributes 1/3 of a Beacon Scholar's annual tuition (and where appropriate, boarding) fees; each University Partner contributes 1/3 of annual undergraduate tuition fees and living costs.

Secondary Schools


•  Greensteds International School, Nakuru

•  Hillcrest International School, Nairobi

•  International School of Kenya, Nairobi

•  Peponi School, Nairobi

•  St Andrew's School, Turi




•  Haven of Peace Academy, Dar es Salaam

•  International School of Tanganyika, Dar es Salaam    

•  St Constantine's International School, Arusha

•  UWC East Africa




•  International School of Uganda, Kampala

•  Kampala International School, Uganda

•  Rainbow International School, Uganda




•  Baobab College, Lusaka

•  International School of Lusaka



United Kingdom

•  University of Birmingham

•  University of Bristol

•  University of Cambridge

•  Cardiff University

•  Imperial College London

•  London School of Economics

•  University of Surrey

The Beacon has partnered with the following top schools in Kenya to offer The Beacon Scholarship for Schools:


The Beacon Scholarship at Greensteds


Greensteds International School is a co-educational day and boarding school which provides an outstanding education based on an adapted form of the National Curriculum of England from Reception to ‘A’ level. This is achieved in a friendly family atmosphere that nurtures a community feeling where the emotional, physical, creative and intellectual needs of all students are met within an international community. Established in 1936 as a Junior School, Greensteds has blossomed over the years and grown into a large school providing quality education from Early Years (age 2), all the way through to Sixth Form (age 18). Located in the scenic Nakuru Region in Kenya, the School today stands on a 50-acre landscaped site.

The School is non-selective and truly international, with pupils and teachers from many cultures and all parts of the world.



The Beacon Scholarship at Hillcrest


Hillcrest Secondary School has a unique and long standing reputation within East Africa.  Our cultural diversity; academic, creative and sporting prowess and wide-ranging opportunities provided to broaden the mind, body and spirit are well-established.  We equip our students to develop into effective young adults and world citizens. We aim to ensure Semper Prospice (always looking forward) is a lifelong mission, achieving this through partnership with parents, support staff and governors.  The cohesive community and low student-teacher ratios enable our students to be stimulated and challenged academically.  Each student is encouraged to aim high and is supported to achieve personal examination success — opening the door to further and higher education and their chosen career path.



The Beacon Scholarship at ISK


The International School of Kenya (ISK) is a private, non-profit PreK-Grade 12 school created in 1976 through a joint partnership between the governments of the United States and Canada. Nestled on 40 acres of a former coffee plantation, ISK serves the educational needs of both expatriate and Kenyan students who seek a challenging international curriculum which leads to the rigorous International Baccalaureate Diploma program. ISK has over 915 students from more than 60 countries. Graduates earn an ISK North American accredited diploma and approximately 70 percent earn the IB Diploma, enabling them to study at some of the most respected and competitive colleges and universities in the world. Our scholarship program for Kenyan students, together with a broad and dedicated service-learning program which serves our local and national community, have shaped our school values since 1967 and continue today.



The Beacon Scholarship at Peponi


Peponi School is a boarding school that is designed around the British Public School tradition.  The independent schools in the United Kingdom have a long and established history of preparing their pupils for the challenges of university and life beyond a formal education.  Peponi School is a young and newly formed school but one that has taken no time to take its place amongst some of the best schools in the world. The school was established in 1989, to be a first class, independent, co-educational boarding school with an international intake of pupils working towards internationally recognised examinations at 16+ (IGCSEs) and 18+ (A Levels). Our pupils are educated to believe in themselves, to be inquisitive, to be resilient and to be ambitious.  We praise high-achievers in any aspect of their life, whether it is in the classroom, on the sports field or on the stage. Peponi School is purposefully small as we value community. We are a genuine multi-faith and multi-racial school where pupils respect each other and value the differences that contribute to our unique society.



The Beacon Scholarship at St Andrew's, Turi

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St Andrew’s is one of the leading independent international schools in East Africa. Numbering approximately 550 boarding students and comprising both Preparatory and Senior Schools, we offer an outstanding education based on the British curriculum to students across the whole age range. The School is situated in a beautiful, rural location on the edge of the Great Rift Valley 200km NW of Nairobi. It is safe and secure. The School’s mission is to ‘develop self-disciplined, confident and compassionate individuals who live and lead with integrity’. This is set within a Christian context, which defines the very essence of the School and is the foundation on which our vision and values are built. Many students will be the leaders of the future and all will play a part in shaping the world in which they live. Our aim is to help and encourage them to grow into accomplished young people of stature. The vision we have is of students going out into the world very well educated, and well equipped in every respect to be an influence for good. We set great store by academic achievement, but we also value highly the development of students’ characters and wider talents and interests, including within sport, the creative and performing arts and a wealth of co-curricular activities. We have the whole person in view.




The Beacon has partnered with the following top schools in Tanzania to offer The Beacon Scholarship for Schools:


The Beacon Scholarship at HOPAC


Haven of Peace Academy (HOPAC) has been operating as a Christian international school for 17 years. In our short history, we have experienced many blessings.  HOPAC was founded in 1994 by a group of missionaries who wanted to meet the educational needs of their children. Today, our school serves over 300 students with over 40 teaching staff. Within our student body and staff, 40 different countries are represented. Our philosophy of teaching is Christian-based. We seek to integrate a biblical worldview throughout our curriculum. We believe that by integrating a biblical worldview into our curriculum, we are equipping students to live their lives to the glory of God. Our school motto reads “Leadership, Service, Stewardship”.  Our students are mentored to be leaders both in and outside of the school.  Our service learning programme provides students with the opportunity to serve the greater community.   Finally, our students are taught that learning is a privilege that needs to be well stewarded and that it is more blessed to give than to receive.



The Beacon Scholarship at IST

ISTFounded in 1963, International School of Tanganyika (IST) is an independent, private, not-for-profit day school located on two campuses in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Our name, the International School of Tanganyika, reflects the fact that we were founded before the union of Tanganyika and Zanzibar which became Tanzania. IST offers rigorous academic programmes coupled with a wide range of extra-curricular activities serving students from age 3 to Grade 12. We have about 1000 students representing more than 60 nationalities with 80% of the students speaking more than one language. We offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) and are a Round Square Member.



The Beacon Scholarship at St Constantine's

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Founded in 1952, St. Constantine’s International School is the oldest private school in Tanzania; however, it is far from old-fashioned. The School is going through an exciting period of development to ensure that it continues to be regarded as one of the premier international boarding schools in East Africa. St. Constantine’s is a Round Square School. The School currently serves 650 students from 38 nationalities; of these, 90 are boarding students. We endeavour to provide a holistic education with a careful balance between academic, pastoral and co-curricular components of our programme; we strive towards excellence in all three areas. At the centre of school life are our IDEALS.  We fully embrace six areas: Internationalism, Democracy, Environment, Adventure, Leadership and Service.



The Beacon Scholarship at UWC East Africa

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UWC East Africa (UWCEA) provides a world-class education through a challenging international curriculum in a dynamic environment. We are committed to developing balanced global citizens who are empowered to act responsibly in a complex world. Our primary focus is to encourage and cultivate students’ desires to learn through questions and to think critically. Personal excellence is the goal for each student as they are inspired to achieve at the highest level in ways best suited to each individual. UWCEA is a member of a global education movement that is committed to making education a force to unite people, nations and cultures. Our campuses in Moshi and Arusha offer all three International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes: Primary Years Programme consisting of Early childhood to P6 for students aged 3-10, Middle Years Programme consisting of M1-M5 for students aged 11-15, and the IB Diploma Programme for students aged 16-20. Both Moshi and Arusha campuses have boarding facilities. Moshi campus accepts boarding students aged 7-20 years. Our school values diversity and we are proud of our African roots, which allow us to embed local culture and language into our learning programmes.


The Beacon has partnered with the following top schools in Uganda to offer The Beacon Scholarship for Schools:



ISUInternational School of Uganda (ISU) was established in 1967 and is the oldest international school in Uganda. ISU is a non-profit, International Baccalaureate (IB) World School that provides our students with the chance to learn and grow in an environment that nurtures curiosity, empathy and understanding of others. We come together as a committed, inclusive community of students, parents, teachers, staff and leaders, in order to prepare for a world that changes with unprecedented speed. Our approaches to learning ground us in the knowledge base of the traditional disciplines. Upon this foundation we build the critical thinking skills and creativity necessary for realizing opportunities, adapting to change and developing a personal moral compass. With 510 students from Pre-K to Grade 12 graduation, representing more than 60 nationalities, we are committed to guiding our students to become responsible global citizens. IB Diploma scores are consistently above world averages and our students are accepted to the top university of their choice.




KISUOriginally established in 1993, for the past 10 years, Kampala International School Uganda (KISU) has been located in a beautiful purpose-built campus near the centre of Kampala with world-class facilities. KISU is a warm, vibrant and truly international learning community that is fully accredited by CIS and is an IBO World School generating results consistently above the world average. Surveys clearly show KISU to be perceived as the best international school in Uganda. Although our curriculum is based on the English National Curriculum between the ages of 2 and 16 (followed by the prestigious IB Diploma), we are unequivocally an IB school and utterly committed to developing the qualities outlined in the IB learner profile in all of our learners. We are passionate about providing a truly holistic learning experience for our students that genuinely prepares “today’s children for tomorrow’s world"!






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Rainbow International School Uganda (RISU) is one of the longest established British International Schools in Uganda, with over 30 years of experience in delivering a high-quality British education. At Rainbow, we not only encourage our students to pursue their dreams, we give them confidence, strength and a springboard to take the next steps in their journey. We are a non-selective school with a proven track record of excellent examination results and Rainbow has a deservedly good reputation for supporting learners of all abilities. The children’s welfare is at the heart of Rainbow International School. With students from many nationalities, faiths and cultures, we are a school that strives for academic excellence and caters to the specific needs of every student.

The Beacon has partnered with the following top schools in Zambia to offer The Beacon Scholarship for Schools:



BaobabBaobab College is a Zambian international day and boarding school, set on a beautiful green campus to the south of Lusaka, offering a world-class education in a first-class environment. As a member of COBIS, Baobab College offers the UK curriculum from age 2½ to 18. It has the widest programme of IGCSEs and A Levels in Zambia and offers a broad and balanced curriculum with a consistent pathway from Early Learning through to Senior College. With some of the finest sports and recreational grounds in Zambia, Baobab College has established itself as one of Zambia’s leading independent boarding schools. Baobab is accredited as a Cambridge Professional Development Centre. Recent students have gone on to study in worldwide universities as far afield as Australia, UK, Canada, USA and mainland Europe in fields of study ranging from medicine to law, sociology, veterinary science, finance, actuarial science and fine art.




ISLInternational School of Lusaka (ISL) is the oldest international school in Zambia and has provided history, legacy, and tradition alongside academic excellence since 1963. With a student body from over 50 countries and a vibrant international and local teaching staff, ISL is committed to educating the whole child to ensure success in the world beyond our campus: learning today, leading tomorrow. The school is proud to be an International Baccalaureate World School, authorized to offer the PYP and IBDP. ISL is also authorised to offer the IMYC (International Middle Years Curriculum) in Middle School and the IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) in Years 10 and 11. These curricula, as well as having a host of other international accreditations, make ISL the premier academic school in Zambia and in the region. The student population at ISL is split between transient international students and those who spend the entirety of their academic careers at our school. The former benefit from ISL’s high academic requirements so that they are well placed to move to new International schools when their tenures in Zambia end. The latter benefit from continuity in all levels of education, all philosophically aligned to prepare students for life in and out of the classroom.