Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships for Developing Commonwealth Countries

DFID
Masters Degree

Deadline: 1 Nov 2021 (annual)
Study in: UK
Course starts Sept 2022

Brief description:

Commonwealth Scholarships for Master’s study in the UK are offered for citizens of developing Commonwealth countries. These scholarships are funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID).

Host Institution(s):

UK Universties

Level and Field(s) of study:

Eligible Masters Degree Programme at a UK University

Number of Scholarships:

Not specified

Target group:

Citizen of or have been granted refugee status by an eligible Commonwealth country,

Scholarship value/inclusions:

Each scholarship provides airfare to and from United Kingdom, tuition and examination fees, stipend, thesis grant (if applicable), warm clothing allowance, among others.

Eligibility:

To apply for these scholarships, 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 an eligible Commonwealth country

• Be available to start your academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September 2022

• By September 2022, 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). The CSC would not normally fund a second UK Master’s degree. If you are applying for a second UK Master’s degree, you will need to provide justification as to why you wish to undertake this study

• Be unable to afford to study in the UK without this scholarship

• Have provided all supporting documentation in the required format

Application instructions:

The CSC does not accept direct applications for these scholarships. All applications must be made through one of these nominating bodies: national nominating agencies (this is the main route of application) or selected non-governmental organisations and charitable bodies.

Each nominating body is responsible for its own selection process. You must check with your nominating body for their specific advice and rules for applying, their own eligibility criteria, and their own closing date for applications.

You must make your application using the CSC’s Electronic Application System (EAS), in addition to any other application form that you are required to complete by your nominating body.  The CSC will not accept any applications that are not submitted via the online application system.

All applications must be submitted by 1 November 2021 at the latest and must include the supporting documentation (refer to the website) by 22 November 2021. The nomination deadline to CSC is 22 December 2021.

It is important to read to visit the official website (link found below) to access the EAS system and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website: https://cscuk.fcdo.gov.uk/scholarships/commonwealth-masters-scholarships/

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