Scholarship

Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships


Deadline

30 Oct to 20 Nov 2019

Study in

UK

Course starts

Sept/Oct 2020

Brief description

Commonwealth Scholarships for Master’s study in the UK are offered for citizens of developing Commonwealth countries. These scholarships are funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID).

Host Institution(s)

You should apply to study at a UK university which has a part funding agreement with the CSC. View a full list of UK universities with part funding agreements

Level and Field(s) of study

Masters Degree Programme under six themes:

Science and technology for development

Strengthening health systems and capacity

Promoting global prosperity

Number of Scholarships

Not specified

Target group

Citizen of or have been granted refugee status by an eligible Commonwealth country

Scholarship value/inclusions

Each Scholarship provides airfare to and from United Kingdom, tuition and examination fees, stipend, thesis grant (if applicable), initial arrival allowance, among others. Please see the 2018 Commonwealth Scholarship Terms and Conditions for full scholarship benefits.

Eligibility

To apply for these scholarships, you must

Be a citizen of or have been granted refugee status by an eligible Commonwealth country, or be a British Protected Person

Be permanently resident in an eligible Commonwealth country

Be available to start your academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September/October 2020

By October 2020, hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) honours standard, or a second class degree and a relevant postgraduate qualification (usually a Master’s degree). The CSC would not normally fund a second UK Master’s degree. If you are applying for a second UK Master’s degree, you will need to provide justification as to why you wish to undertake this study

Be unable to afford to study in the UK without this scholarship

Have provided all supporting documentation in the required format

Application instructions

The CSC does not accept direct applications for these scholarships. All applications must be made through one of these nominating bodies: national nominating agencies (this is the main route of application) or selected non-governmental organisations and charitable bodies.

Each nominating body is responsible for its own selection process. You must check with your nominating body for their specific advice and rules for applying, their own eligibility criteria, and their own closing date for applications.

You must make your application using the CSC’s Electronic Application System (EAS), in addition to any other application form that you are required to complete by your nominating body.  The CSC will not accept any applications that are not submitted via the online application system.

All applications must be submitted by 16:00 (GMT) on 30 October 2019 at the latest and must include the supporting documentation on 20 November 2019.

Official Scholarship Website

http://cscuk.dfid.gov.uk/apply/masters-scholarships/