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Commonwealth Shared Scholarship

Commonwealth Shared Scholarships are offered by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC) in partnership with UK universities. These scholarships are intended for students from developing commonwealth countries who would not otherwise be able to afford to undertake Master’s level study in the UK, to gain skills and knowledge which will allow them to contribute to the development of their home countries.

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

**THIS SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME IS NOW CLOSED BUT SHOULD RE-OPEN IN JANUARY 2018 FOR SESSION 2018/19.

  • Value Tution Fees, Living costs and Expenses
  • Opens 17 November 2016
  • Deadline 3 March 2017
  • Help with Tuition fees, Living costs, Travel costs
  • Duration One-off award

Eligibility

Is this for you?

To apply for a Commonwealth Shared Scholarship, candidates must:

  • Be Commonwealth citizens, refugees, or British protected persons
  • Be permanently resident in a developing Commonwealth country
  • Be available to commence their academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September 2017
  • Hold, by the closing date, a first degree of at least First Class Honours standard* 
  • Not have undertaken studies lasting one year or more in a developed country
  • Be unable themselves, or through their families, to pay to study in the UK

 *Please note that this is a higher requirement than the eligibility set by the Commonwealth Commission due to the high number of applications we receive for these scholarships.

Further Information

Each Scholarship provides:

  • Student concessionary or other approved airfare to the United Kingdom and return on expiry of the Scholarship
  • Tuition and examination fees
  • A personal maintenance allowance 
  • Warm Clothing Allowance 
  • A grant towards the expenses of preparing a dissertation, where applicable
  • A grant for expenses for approved study travel within the UK or overseas
  • Excess baggage allowance when returning home

No additional allowances are available for spouses or other dependants. If you are selected and plan to travel with family you are responsible for all costs related to them.


How to apply

  • Candidates must apply (or have applied) for admission to the University

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DEADLINE HAS NOW PASSED AND THE EAS IS CLOSED.