The Commonwealth Shared Scholarship is awarded to the full time graduate students from least developed, low, and lower middle income Commonwealth countries which are currently supported by UK universities.
Eligibility Criteria/ Scholarship Guidelines:
To be eligible, an applicant:
- Should be a British Protected Person or a citizen or have been granted refugee status by an eligible Commonwealth country.
- Should commence their studies in UK in the month of September or October.
- Should hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) standard, or a second class degree and a relevant postgraduate qualification by September.
- Should not have studied or worked for one year or more in a high income country
- Should unable to afford to study in the UK without this scholarship.
Note: The Commonwealth Shared Scholarship 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
Bangladesh, Cameroon, Eswatini, Ghana, India, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, The Gambia, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Zambia
How to Apply:
Should submit an online application at http://cscuk.dfid.gov.uk/apply/shared-scholarships/
Should apply to study one of the taught Master’s courses offered in the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship scheme. For a full list of eligible courses, visit http://cscuk.dfid.gov.uk/apply/shared-scholarships/courses/
Also, should check with your chosen university for their specific advice, admission requirements, and rules for applying.
- Proof of citizenship or refugee status
- An official transcript
- Two Reference Letter