Commonwealth Shared Scholarship

Category :- Master's Scholarship

Country: United Kingdom

Deadline: Varies

Background

Scholarships for Master’s study for students from developing countries who would not otherwise be able to study in the UK, jointly supported by UK universities.

Scholarship Provider

Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom (CSC) and jointly supported by UK universities.

Target group

Students from following commonwealth countries:

Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, Cameroon, Cayman Islands, Dominica Falkland Islands, Fiji, Ghana, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guyana, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Mauritius, Montserrat, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Pitcairn Islands, Rwanda, St Helena, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and The Grenadines, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Virgin Islands (British), Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Program Offered

Selected discipline offered by the participating university

Course Level

Taught Masters for one year only

Host Institutions

For a full list of participating universities please visit

http://cscuk.dfid.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/terms-conditions-shared-scholarships-2017.pdf

 

Deadline to apply

Deadline varies according to the participant universities

Scholarship value

Shared Scholarships are jointly funded by the CSC and participating UK universities. Each Scholarship provides:

  • Approved airfare from your home country to the UK and return at the end of your award (arranged by the university; funded by the CSC)
  • Approved tuition and examination fees (funded by the CSC)
  • Stipend (living allowance) at the rate of £1,043 per month, or £1,279 per month for those studying at universities in the London metropolitan area (rates quoted at 2016-2017 levels) (paid and funded by the university)
  • Warm clothing allowance (paid and funded by the university)
  • Study travel grant towards the costs of study-related travel within the UK or overseas (claimed from and paid by the university; funded by the CSC)
  • Excess baggage allowance, up to an annual approved limit, when returning home (claimed from and paid by the university; funded by the CSC)

Additional allowances for spouses or other dependants are not usually available.

 

Number of Scholarship

Approximately 208

Eligibility

To apply for these scholarships, you must:

  • Be a Commonwealth citizen, refugee, or British protected person.
  • Be permanently resident in a developing Commonwealth country.
  • Be available to start your academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September/ October 2018.
  • By August 2018, hold a first degree of either first or upper second class (2:1) classification, or lower second class (2:2) classification plus a relevant postgraduate qualification (usually a Master’s degree).
  • Not have studied or worked for one (academic) year or more in a developed country.
  • Be unable, either yourself or through your family, to pay to study in the UK.

 

How to Apply

  • First You should apply to study an eligible Master’s course at a UK university that is participating in the Shared Scholarship scheme.
  • Then, submit applications using the CSC’s Electronic Application System (EAS)
  • Before applying, you must check with your UK university for their specific advice, admission requirements, and rules for applying. Some universities may require you to complete their own admissions application form as well, which may have a separate closing date.
  • You can apply for more than one course and/or to more than one university, but you may only accept one offer of a Shared Scholarship.

Further Information

Please visit link and the official scholarship website:

http://cscuk.dfid.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/terms-conditions-shared-scholarships-2017.pdf

http://cscuk.dfid.gov.uk/apply/shared-scholarships/