Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships 2019 is open for candidates from low- and middle-income Commonwealth countries, for full-time Master’s study at a UK university.
Funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships assist talented and motivated individuals to expand the knowledge and sets of skills necessitate for sustainable development, and are aimed at those who could not otherwise afford to study in the UK.
These scholarships are offered under six themes:
- Science and technology for development
- Strengthening health systems and capacity
- Promoting global prosperity
- Strengthening global peace, security and governance
- Strengthening resilience and response to crises
- Access, inclusion and opportunity
- 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 the cost of journeys made before your award
- Approved tuition fees
- Stipend (living allowance) at the rate of £1,084 per month, or £1,330 per month for those at
universities in the London metropolitan area (rates quoted at 2018-2019 levels)
- Warm clothing allowance, where applicable
- Thesis grant towards the cost of preparing a thesis or dissertation, where applicable
Study travel grant towards the cost of study-related travel within the UK or overseas
- If you are widowed, divorced, or a single parent, child allowance of £465 per month for the first child,
and £114 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 (rates quoted at 2018-2019
- 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
- By October 2019, 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 CSCwould 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.
Eligible Regions: Antigua and Barbuda, Bangladesh, Belize, Botswana, Cameroon, Dominica, Eswatini, Fiji, The, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Mauritius, Montserrat, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Samoa, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, St Helena, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Tanzania, Tonga, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Zambia
You must make your application using the CSC’s online application system, in addition to any other
application 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. Information on how to use
the online application system
Your application must include the following supporting documentation by 16:00 (GMT) on 4 January
2019 in order for your application to be eligible for consideration:
Proof of citizenship or refugee status – uploaded to the online application system
Full transcripts detailing all your higher education qualifications (with certified translations if not in
English) – uploaded to the online application system
References from at least two individuals – submitted directly by the referees to the online application
system (referees will be sent an email request)
The CSC will not accept supporting documentation submitted by nominating agencies or
outside the online application system.
Supporting documentation uploaded to the online application system must be uploaded as files which
are no more than 5 MB in size and must be in one of the following formats: PDF, .doc, .docx, .odt,
.jpg, .jpeg. Files submitted in any other format (including Zip files and PDF Portfolios) will NOT be
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Application Deadline: December 19, 2018
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