Commonwealth fully-funded scholarship for international students (Interview)

Funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships enable talented and motivated individuals to gain the knowledge and skills required for sustainable development, and are aimed at those who could not otherwise afford to study in the UK. These scholarships are offered under six development themes:

  1. Science and technology for development

  2. Strengthening health systems and capacity

  3. Promoting global prosperity

  4. Strengthening global peace, security, and governance

  5. Strengthening resilience and response to crises

  6. Access, inclusion, and opportunity

APPLICATION

YOU HAVE TO BE NOMINATED BY LOCAL AGENCIES IN YOUR COUNTRY. CHECK THERE FOR THEIR OWN DATES AND APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS


MASTERS APPLICANTS

ELIGIBILITY

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 2021

  • By September 2021, hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) honors standard, or a second class degree (2:2) and 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 be registered for a Ph.D., or an MPhil leading to a Ph.D., at a UK university or in your home country before September/October 2021

  • Be unable to afford to study in the UK without this scholarship

  • Have provided all supporting documentation in the required format

Ph.D. APPLICANTS

ELIGIBILITY

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 2021

  • By September 2021, hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) honors standard, or a second-class degree (2:2) and relevant postgraduate qualification (a Master’s degree)

  • NOT be registered for a Ph.D., or an MPhil leading to a Ph.D., at a UK university before September 2021

  • NOT have commenced and be currently registered for a Ph.D., or an MPhil leading to a Ph.D., in your home country or elsewhere

  • Have the support of a potential supervisor from at least one UK university listed in your application form

  • Have provided all supporting documentation in the required format

  • Be unable to afford to study in the UK without this scholarship

In the video below, I interview Divine Tim, who is a Commonwealth Shared Scholarship grantee, and in this video, he shares his experience. In this video you will learn about:

  1. The nomination process

  2. Choosing a university

  3. Application process

  4. Dealing with rejection

  5. How to write your essays.

  6. The importance of mentorship

  7. The importance of starting the process early

  8. The importance of paying attention to the SDGs

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Click HERE for the Commonwealth Master's scholarship official link

Click HERE for the Commonwealth Ph.D. scholarship official link

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