- Number of scholarships: 5
- Value: Tuition fees
- Opens: 1 February 2022
- Deadline: 15 March 2022
- Helps with: Tuition fees
- Duration: 3 years
We are pleased to offer these prestigious scholarships to 5 well-qualified candidates from an eligible Commonwealth country.
These scholarships are only available for offer-holders to the following MSc programmes with entry September 2022:
- MSc Prosthetic & Orthotic Rehabilitation Studies
- MSc Prosthetic Rehabilitation Studies
- MSc Orthotic Rehabilitation Studies
- MSc Rehabilitation Studies
Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships are offered to candidates from least developed, low and lower middle-income Commonwealth countries, for part-time Master's study by distance learning. These scholarships are funded by the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), 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.
Purpose: To contribute to development needs of Commonwealth countries by providing training for skilled and qualified professionals in key development areas.
Intended beneficiaries: High-quality postgraduate students who wish to access training not available in their home countries, who wish or need to remain in their home country while they study, and who have the potential to enhance the development of their home countries with the knowledge and leadership skills they acquire.
Development themes and impact
Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships enable talented and motivated individuals to gain the knowledge and skills required for sustainable development, and are aimed at those unable to study in the UK for financial and other reasons.
These scholarships are offered under six themes:
- Science and technology for development
- Strengthening health systems and capacity
- Promoting global prosperity
- Strengthening global peace, security and governance
- Strengthening resilience and response to crises
- Access, inclusion and opportunity
Find out more about the CSC Development themes.
How to apply
Candidates are required to hold an offer of study, with entry September 2022, to one of the eligible part time MSc programmes via distance learning at the University of Strathclyde. To make a submission, apply online here.
Candidates must complete all sections of the online application form, and upload copies of the following documentation:
- full academic transcripts and degree/graduation certificates for all academic qualifications. Please note that consolidated transcripts are not acceptable
- evidence of suitable English language proficiency. Recognised tests accepted for entry can be found on our English Language Requirements
- a full CV, detailing employment history to date, organisations worked for, job titles and a brief description on roles, responsibilities and professional skills/attributes
- name, contact information and email addresses for two nominated referees. These must be recent academic and/or employment contact who are able to comment on your skills, expertise and capabilities
- any other supporting information or materials
Completed submissions are reviewed by the admissions selection panel, with outcomes confirmed within two working weeks.
Candidates must also submit a formal application to the Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships Scheme. Apply online at CSC.