Fully funded Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme
The Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme is a joint initiative between the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and UK universities, including the University of Birmingham, to jointly support scholarships for students from developing Commonwealth countries who would not otherwise be able to study in the United Kingdom.
Full tuition fees
Air fare to and from the United Kingdom
Immigration Health Surcharge costs
A one-off arrival allowance payment of approximately £950
Thesis expenses of £225
Study travel grant up to £200
Excess baggage allowance for books up to 10kg on the return flight
Candidates are expected to hold a first degree at first class level and be commencing a course in September/October 2018.
Candidates must also certify that they:
are nationals of a Commonwealth developing country, and not at present living or studying in a developed country;
have not undertaken studies lasting one year or more in a developed country;
are themselves, or through their families, unable to pay to study in the United Kingdom;
agree to return to their own country to work or study as soon as the award ends. The commission will only consider requests to extend leave to remain in the UK post-award for those wishing to move from Masters to PhD study. Strict conditions will apply.
DFID requires that the University certifies when submitting its shortlist of candidates that they are sufficiently proficient in the English language to cope with the course for which they have applied. This will normally mean that you will have to have satisfied any requirements concerning competence in the English language which are a condition of your offer of admission.
Candidates must also have been offered a place at the University of Birmingham on one of the following postgraduate programs:
MA Africa and Development
MA Social Research (African Studies)
MSc Environment, Development and Politics
MSc Conflict, Statebuilding and Development
MPH Public Health
Botswana, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe