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

Your country/region

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 2020-2021 academic year.

Eligible courses include:

MSc in Dementia Studies (10 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.

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.
  • be unable to afford to study the course without this scholarship
  • provide at least one reference
  • hold an offer to start their chosen course of study in 2020

Eligible Commonwealth countries

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

How do I apply?

Applicants are required to apply to the University for the eligible course 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 on MSc Dementia Studies at the University of Stirling before the Commonwealth closing date of 16.00 (GMT) on 13 April 2020

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