Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships
Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships supports talented students from developing Commonwealth countries to undertake postgraduate study at a distance or via online learning.
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Eligibility and availability
To be eligible for a Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarship, candidates should:
- 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 a developing 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.
- Be unable to afford to study the programme without this scholarship.
Eligible Commonwealth countries
A list of countries eligible for the Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships is available on the Commonwealth Scholarships Commission's website.
How to apply
Applicants are required to apply to the University for the MSc Dementia Studies 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 on MSc Dementia Studies at the
Each participating UK University will conduct its own recruitment process to select a specified number of candidates for Distance Learning Scholarships. Universities must put forward their selected candidates to the CSC by 9 May 2023.
The CSC will then confirm that these candidates meet the eligibility criteria for this scheme and universities will inform candidates of their results in July 2023.