Application for the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme for Students from Commonwealth Countries to pursue Masters study programme in Universities in the United Kingdom for 2022/2023 Academic Session has commenced.
All applications must be submitted by 16.00 (GMT) on 20 December 2021.
Scholarship Type: Masters
To be taken at (country): Various UK Universities.
Accepted Subject Areas: Commonwealth Shared Scholarship scheme is for taught Master’s courses only. All courses undertaken must be demonstrably relevant to the economic, social or technological development of the candidate’s home country.
The Commonwealth Shared Scholarships, set up by the Department for International Development (DFID) in 1986, represent a unique partnership between the United Kingdom government and UK universities. To date, more than 3,500 students from developing Commonwealth countries have been awarded Shared Scholarships.
To apply for a Commonwealth Shared Scholarship scheme, candidates 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 lower second-class degree (2:2) and relevant postgraduate qualification (usually a Master’s degree).
- Not have studied or worked for one (academic) year or more in a high-income country
- Be unable to afford to study at a UK university without this scholarship
- Have provided all supporting documentation in the required format
The CSC aims to identify talented individuals who have the potential to make a change. We are committed to a policy of equal opportunity and non-discrimination, and encourage applications from a diverse range of candidates.
Selection criteria include:
- Academic merit of the candidate
- The potential impact of the work on the development of the candidate’s home country
Number of Scholarships
More than 227 scholarships
Each scholarship provides the following;
- 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 is confirmed).
- Approved tuition fees.
- Stipend (living allowance) at the rate of £1,133 per month, or £1,390 per month for those at universities in the London metropolitan area (rates quoted at 2021-2022 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 £485 per month for the first child, and £120 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 2021-2022 levels).
Duration of Scholarship
Awards are normally tenable for one-year taught postgraduate courses only.
How to Apply
To apply, applicants are to visit this link: https://fs29.formsite.com/m3nCYq/wfeafywiw0/index.html
Please, it is advisable that applicants go through the application instructions before applying. For more details on the scholarship and the application instructions, visit the official scholarship page.