Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships for Developing Commonwealth Countries

DFID/UK Universities
Online Masters (MS) Degree

Deadline: 15 May 2015 (annual)
Study in: any Country
Course starts September 2015

Brief description:

The Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships support candidates to study Master’s degree courses that are either offered in partnership with universities in developing countries, or delivered directly by UK institutions.

Host Institution(s) and Online Courses offered:

A list of eligible courses offered by participating UK institutions for 2015 Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships is available on the official website.

Number of Scholarships:

Not specified.

Target group:

Nationals of Commonwealth Developing Countries (Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda Nauru, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana,  British Virgin Islands, Namibia, Cameroon, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana,  India,  Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati,  Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia,  Maldives, Mauritius, Montserrat, Mozambique, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guineas, Pitcairn, Rwanda, St Helena,  St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Africa,  Sri Lanka,  Swaziland, Tanzania,Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tristan da Cunha, Turks and Caicos, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Western Samoa, and Zambia)

Scholarship value/inclusions:

Please check with the University/Institution about the value of this scholarship.


To be eligible for a Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarship, you must:

• be a citizen of a developing Commonwealth country, refugee, or British protected person

• be permanently resident in a developing Commonwealth country

• normally hold a first degree of upper second-class standard, or higher qualification. In certain cases, we will consider a lower qualification and sufficient relevant experience.

Note: You must also meet the specific eligibility requirements of the course you are interested in.

Application instructions:

Full details of the application process must be obtained from your chosen university. To apply for a scholarship, you must complete your application for a Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarship using the Electronic Application System (EAS). The deadline for applications is 15 May 2015.

It is important to read the Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships 2015 prospectus and visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.


Official Scholarship Website:

Related Link: List of Online Degree Scholarships

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