Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships for Developing Commonwealth Countries

DFID/UK Universities
Online Masters Degree

Deadline: 13 April 2020 (annual)
Study in: any Country
Course starts September 2020

Brief description: 

Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships are for candidates from least developed and lower middle income Commonwealth countries, for part-time Master’s study by distance learning on selected courses offered by UK universities.

Host Institution(s) and Online Courses offered:

See the list of eligible distance learning Master’s courses offered by participating UK institutions for 2020

Number of Scholarships:

Not specified.

Target group:

Nationals of Commonwealth Developing Countries:

Bangladesh, Cameroon, Eswatini, The Gambia, Ghana, Guyana, India, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Zambia

Scholarship value/inclusions:

The scholarships provide full tuition fees and all other compulsory costs of studying a UK Master’s course by distance learning. This includes the full cost of any residential components of a course. Funding is available for up to five academic years from the start of an approved programme. Awards cannot be extended or renewed.

Eligibility:

To apply for the scholarship, 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 a developing Commonwealth country

• Hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) standard. A lower qualification and sufficient relevant experience may be considered in certain cases

• All candidates must provide at least one reference.

• All candidates must hold an offer to start their chosen course of study in the 2021

Application instructions:

Applications for Distance Learning Scholarships are expected to open mid-late February 2021.

You must apply to study an eligible Master’s course at a UK university that is participating in the Distance Learning scheme. You must also secure admission to your course in addition to applying for a Distance Learning Scholarship. You must check with your chosen university for their specific advice on when to apply, admission requirements, and rules for applying.

To apply for the Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarship, you must make your application using the CSC’s Electronic Application System (EAS), in addition to any other application that you are required to complete by your chosen university. All applications must be submitted by 16.00 (GMT) on 13 April 2020 at the latest. Supporting documents must be submitted before 4 May 2020.

It is important to read the Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships 2020 Terms and Conditions and visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship. All enquiries about these scholarships should be directed to the university to which you wish to apply.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website:  https://cscuk.fcdo.gov.uk/scholarships/commonwealth-distance-learning-scholarships-information-for-candidates/

Related Link: List of Online Degree Scholarships

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