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Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships

Deadline for applications has passed. Information available for reference only.

Key Facts

Fee status

International

Level

Postgraduate (taught)

Deadline

Deadline for applications has passed. Information available for reference only.

Number of awards

10

Value of awards

Covers all fees associated with course

Nationality

All Commonwealth

Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships support students from developing Commonwealth countries to undertake postgraduate study at a distance or via online learning.

Background information

Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships support students from developing Commonwealth countries to undertake postgraduate study via online learning. The University of Stirling has the opportunity to award 10 distance learning scholarships for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Eligible courses include:

MSc in Dementia Studies (5 awards)

MSc in Global Issues in Gerontology and Ageing (5 awards)

No attendance at the University of  Stirling is required.

Awards information

This covers all elements of the award, including tuition fees, partnership development costs, and any residential programmes.

MSc Dementia Studies scholars are awarded an additional fixed sum to cover costs associated with an annual residential learning session held in Kolkata, India.

Eligibility and availability

To apply for a Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarship, candidates must:

  • be a citizen of or be granted refugee status from an eligible Commonwealth country, or be a British Protected Person
  • be permanently and continually resident in an eligible 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.

For the MSc in Dementia Studies eligible countries include:

  • Bangladesh
  • India
  • Pakistan
  • Sri Lanka

For the MSc in Global Issues in Gerontology and Ageing eligible countries include:

  • Bangladesh
  • Cameroon
  • Ghana
  • Guyana
  • India
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Lesotho
  • Malawi
  • Mozambique
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Rwanda
  • Samoa
  • Sierra Leone
  • Solomon Islands
  • Sri Lanka
  • Swaziland
  • Tanzania
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Vanuatu
  • Zambia

How do I apply?

The portal will open for the Distance Learning  Scholarships on 1 February, 2019.

Applicants are required to apply to the University for one of the eligible courses noted above, before submitting a scholarship application to Commonwealth Scholarships.

In order to be considered for an award, applicants must hold an unconditional offer of a place at the University of Stirling before the Commonwealth closing date of midday 12.00 pm (BST) on 22 March 2019.

Applicants must apply for the scholarships via the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission's Electronic Application System (EAS).

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