The Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan is one of the largest and most prestigious scholarships schemes for international study in the world. Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships support one year’s study at a UK university as part of a PhD being undertaken in a candidate’s home country, under the joint supervision of a home country and UK supervisor.
Eligible African Countries: Commonwealth African Countries
Eligibility: To apply for a Commonwealth Split-site Scholarship, candidates should:
* 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 registered for a PhD at a university in your home country by the time your scholarship is confirmed. Your final qualification will be awarded by your home country university (not your proposed UK university). This scholarship will not support your period of study at your home country university.
* Ensure that an institutional or departmental link exists between your home university and your proposed UK university. This link must be greater than simply a collaboration between individuals.
* Be available to start your academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September/October
* 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)
* Be unable to afford to study in the UK without this scholarship.
Number of Scholarships: Several
Value of Scholarship: Each scholarship provides:
* Approved airfare from your home country to the UK and return at the end of your award
* Approved tuition fees
* Stipend (living allowance)
* Study travel grant towards the cost of study-related travel within the UK or overseas
* If you are widowed, divorced, or a single parent, child allowance of £458 per month for the first child, and £112 per month for the second and third child under the age of 16, if you are accompanied by your children and they are living with you at the same address in the UK.
Duration of Scholarship: One year
How to Apply: Visit link below.