Commonwealth Scholarships for Master’s and PhD study in the UK are offered for citizens of developing Commonwealth countries. These scholarships are funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID).
You can apply for a Commonwealth Scholarship for the following levels of study:
- Master’s (one-year courses only)
All subject areas are eligible, although the CSC’s selection criteria give priority to applications that demonstrate the strongest relevance to development.
You are requested to apply for a course of study at a UK university with which the CSC has a part funding agreement.
- UK universities which have part funding agreements with the CSC
To apply for the awards candidates should:
- 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 United Kingdom by the start of the UK academic year in September/October 2015
- Hold, by October 2015, a first degree of upper second class Honours standard (or above); or a second class degree and a relevant postgraduate qualification, which will normally be a Master’s degree
Applications are encouraged from a diverse range of candidates.
All Commonwealth Scholarship candidates must be nominated by an approved nominating agency/ university/university body, and must submit their application form using our Electronic Application System (EAS).
Check uk.dfid.gov.uk/apply/scholarships-developing-cw/ for more details
The EAS will close to applicants on 3 December 2014