The University of Birmingham is delighted to offer this scholarship in partnership with the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK (CSC) for students from developing commonwealth countries that would not otherwise be able to study in the United Kingdom.
Eligible Countries: Botswana, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Field of Study:
* MSc Clinical Oncology (School of Cancer Studies)
* MSc Development Economics (Dept of Economics)
Eligibility: Candidates are expected to hold a first degree at first class level and be under the age of 30 at the time the award begins.
Candidates must also certify that they:
* are nationals of a Commonwealth developing country, and not at present living or studying in a developed country;
* have not undertaken studies lasting one year or more in a developed country;
* are themselves, or through their families, unable to pay to study in the United Kingdom;
* agree to return to their own country to work or study as soon as the award ends. The commission will only consider requests to extend leave to remain in the UK post-award for those wishing to move from Masters to PhD study. Strict conditions will apply.
* DFID requires that the University certifies when submitting its shortlist of candidates that they are sufficiently proficient in the English language to cope with the course for which they have applied. This will normally mean that you will have to have satisfied any requirements concerning competence in the English language which are a condition of your offer of admission.
Number of Awardees: 1
Value of Scholarship: The award is financed jointly by the University and the DFID. The award will cover:
* Full tuition fees
* Maintenance stipend
* Air fare to and from the United Kingdom
* Immigration Health Surcharge costs
* A one-off arrival allowance payment of approximately £950
* Thesis expenses of £225
* Study travel grant up to £200
* Excess baggage allowance for books up to 10kg on the return flight
Duration of Scholarship: 1 year
How to Apply: Visit link below.