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Commonwealth Shared Scholarships

Key Facts

Fee status

International

Level

Postgraduate (taught)

Deadline

14 Mar 2019

Number of awards

Five

Value of awards

Awards cover maintenance allowance, tuition fees and air fares.

Nationality

Bangladesh, Cameroon, Gambia, Ghana, India, Kenya, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia

Commonwealth Shared Scholarships are for candidates from developing Commonwealth countries, looking to study selected postgraduate Masters courses.

Background information

The Commonwealth Shared Scholarships scheme is a joint initiative between the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission and UK universities, to support students from developing commonwealth countries to study full-time in the United Kingdom on a postgraduate Masters course.

We offer the scholarships for the following courses:

The scholarship covers:

  • tuition fees
  • maintenance/ living cost stipend
  • return flights
  • thesis grant
  • study travel grant (if applicable)
  • one-off arrival allowance

Find out more about Commonwealth Shared Scholarships.

Eligibility and availability

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/October 2019
  • by October 2019, hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) 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
  • not have studied or worked for one (academic) year or more in a high income country
  • be unable to afford to study in the UK without this scholarship

Information on eligibility can be found on the Commonwealth Shared Scholarships website.

How do I apply?

Applications can be made from 12 January 2019 and close at 4.00pm on 7 March.

Applicants need to first apply to the University of Stirling for one of the eligible courses. In order to be considered for an award, applicants must hold an offer of a place at Stirling. We would recommend applying to Stirling well in advance of any deadlines for this scholarship.

Applicants must then submit a separate application using the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission's Electronic Application System (EAS).

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