Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme

THERE HAS BEEN A FURTHER AND UNAVOIDABLE DELAY IN THE OPENING OF THIS SCHEME.  UPDATED INFORMATION SHOULD BE AVAILABLE WITHIN THE NEXT TWO WEEKS. 

Commonwealth Shared Scholarships are offered by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC) in partnership with UK universities. These scholarships are intended for candidates from least developed and lower middle income Commonwealth countries for full-time Masters study on selected courses. These Scholarships enable talented and motivated individuals to gain the knowledge and skills required for sustainable development, and are aimed at those who could not otherwise afford to study in the UK.  

The scholarship covers the cost of tuition fees, living costs per month, travel to the UK and return home at the end of the scholarship and other expenses. 

  • Number of scholarships 6
  • Value Tuition Fees, Living costs and Expenses
  • Opens 31 January 2019
  • Deadline 7 March 2019
  • Help with Tuition fees, Living costs, Travel costs
  • Duration One-off award

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;
  • hold a first degree of *at least upper second class (2:1) standard, or a second class degree and a relevant postgraduate qualification (usually a Masters degree);
  • not have studied or worked for one (academic) year or more in a high income country;
  • be unable to afford to study in the UK without this scholarship.

 *Candidates who hold a first degree with first class honours will be given preference. 

The eligible courses for 2019 are:

MSc Finance

MSc Electronic and Electrical Engineering

MSc Sustainable Engineering: Renewable Energy Systems and the Environment 

MSc Environmental Engineering

MSc Forensic Science

MSc Pharmaceutical Analysis

The 2019 Terms and Conditions as well as the list of courses, insitutions and eligible countries will be available on the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission's website in due course at: http://cscuk.dfid.gov.uk/apply/shared-scholarships/   

These scholarships do not cover undergraduate courses, PhD study, or any pre-sessional English language teaching, and are tenable for one year only.

Further Information

These Scholarships are offered under six themes:

  1. Science and technology for development
  2. Strengthening health systems and capacity
  3. Promoting global prosperity
  4. Strengthening global peace, security and governance
  5. Strengthening resilience and response to crises
  6. Access, inclusion and opportunity

How to apply

 

All applications must be made via the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission online application system.  The application process should open soon. 

 

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