Each year, Commonwealth Scholarships for Master’s and PhD study in the UK are offered for citizens of developing Commonwealth countries. These scholarships are funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), with the aim of contributing to the UK’s
international development aims and wider overseas interests, supporting excellence in UK higher education, and sustaining the principles of the Commonwealth.
Field of Study: All subject areas are eligible, although the CSC’s selection criteria give priority to applications that demonstrate strong relevance to development.
Participating UK Universities: See list of participating UK universities here: http://cscuk.dfid.gov.uk/apply/uk-universities/part-funding/
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
* By October, hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) honors standard, or a second class degree and a relevant postgraduate qualification (usually a Master’s degree)
* NOT be registered for a PhD, or an MPhil leading to a PhD, at a UK university before September/October
* Be unable to afford to study in the UK without this scholarship
The CSC promotes equal opportunity, gender equity, and cultural exchange. Applications are encouraged from a diverse range of candidates.
Applications are considered according to the following selection criteria:
* Academic merit of the candidate
* Quality of the proposal
* Potential impact of the work on the development of the candidate’s home country
Number of Scholarships: Approximately 300 scholarships are awarded each year. There are no quotas for scholarships for any individual country.
Duration of Scholarship: 12 months for Masters and up to 36 months for PhD
Value of Scholarships: Each scholarship provides:
* Approved airfare from your home country to the UK and return at the end of your award
* Approved tuition and examination fees
* Stipend (living allowance)
* Thesis grant towards the cost of preparing a thesis or dissertation, where applicable
* Warm clothing allowance, where applicable
* Study travel grant towards the costs of study-related travel within the UK or overseas
* For PhD Scholars, fieldwork grant
* For PhD Scholars, paid mid-term visit (airfare) to your home country
* If your scholarship is at least 18 months long, family allowances
How to Apply: Visit link below.