Commonwealth Masters Scholarship

Open to any university in the UK, UK Degree Type (s):Masters
  Deadline:19th December 2018   Full scholarship

Scholarship Description: 

Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships are for candidates from low and middle income Commonwealth countries, for full-time Master’s study at a UK university. These scholarships are funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), 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.

Scholarship Amount: 

Each scholarship provides:
1. Approved airfare from your home country to the UK and return at the end of your award (the CSC will not reimburse the cost of fares for dependants, nor usually the cost of journeys made before your award is finally confirmed)
2. Approved tuition and examination fees
3. Stipend (living allowance) at the rate of £1,043 per month, or £1,279 per month for those at universities in the London metropolitan area.
4. Thesis grant towards the cost of preparing a thesis or dissertation, where applicable
5. Warm clothing allowance, where applicable
6. Study travel grant towards the costs of study-related travel within the UK or overseas.
7. 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

Number of awards:

Usually many

Duration:

Duration of course

Minimum Qualification

2.2

Field of Study

Any subject

Eligibility:

To apply for these scholarships, you must:
1. Be a Commonwealth citizen, refugee, or British protected person
2. Be permanently resident in a developing Commonwealth country. Full list of eligible countries below.
3. Be available to start your academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September/ October
4. Hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) honours standard, or a second class degree and a relevant postgraduate qualification (usually a Master’s degree) by October of the UK academic year

Eligible Nationalities:

The following countries are Eligible to apply:

Antigua and Barbuda
Bangladesh
Belize
Botswana
Cameroon
Dominica
Fiji
Ghana
Grenada
Guyana
India
Jamaica
Kenya
Kiribati
Lesotho
Malawi
Malaysia
Mauritius
Montserrat
Mozambique
Namibia
Nauru
Nigeria
Pakistan
Papua New Guinea
Pitcairn Islands
Rwanda
Samoa
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Solomon Islands
South Africa
Sri Lanka
St Helena
St Lucia
St Vincent and the Grenadines
Swaziland
Tanzania
Tonga
Tuvalu
Uganda
Vanuatu
Zambia

Selection Criteria:

Applications are considered according to the following selection criteria:
1. Academic merit of the candidate
2. Quality of the plan of study
3. Potential impact of the work on the development of the candidate’s home country

How to Apply:

For full details on how to apply please visit: Apply for Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan

Website:

http://cscuk.dfid.gov.uk/apply/masters-scholarships/

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