Welcome to Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme 2024-2025 for candidates from least developed and lower middle income Commonwealth countries, for full-time master’s study on selected courses, jointly supported by UK universities.
The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK (CSC) provides the UK government scholarship scheme led by international development objectives. It operates within the framework of the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) and offers a vivid demonstration of the UK’s enduring commitment to the Commonwealth. By attracting individuals with outstanding talent and identifiable potential from all backgrounds and supporting them to become leaders and innovators on returning to their home countries, the CSC’s work combines sustainable development with the UK national interest and provides opportunities for international partnerships and collaboration.
- Approved airfare from the scholar’s home country to the UK and then return from the UK to the home country.
- Approved tuition fees: full fees are covered
- Stipend (living allowance) at the rate of £1,347 per month, or £1,652 per month for those at universities in the London metropolitan area (rates quoted at current levels).
- Warm clothing allowance, where applicable.
- Study-related travel grant within the UK or overseas.
- If a scholar is widowed, divorced, or a single parent, a child allowance of £576.61 per month for the first child and £143 per month for the second
To apply for these scholarships, applicant 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 their academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September 2024
- By September 2024, hold a first degree of at least upper second-class (2:1) honors standard, or a lower second-class degree (2:2) and a relevant postgraduate qualification (usually a master’s degree)
- Not have studied or worked for one (academic) year or more in a high-income country.
- Be unable to afford to study in the UK university without this Scholarship.
- Have provided all supporting documentation in the required format.
Candidates must upload the following with their application:
- Proof that the applicant is a citizen or has refugee status in an eligible Commonwealth country: a copy of a valid passport (or national ID card) showing a photograph, date of birth, and country of citizenship.
- Full transcripts detailing all higher education qualifications, including to-date transcripts for any courses currently being studied, with certified translations if not in English.
How to Apply
- Applications for Commonwealth Shared Scholarships for the 2024-2025 academic year are now opened.
- Candidates must apply and secure admission to study an approved master’s course at a participating UK university in addition to applying for a Commonwealth Shared Scholarship via the CSC’s online application system.
- You must check with your chosen university for their specific advice on when to apply, admission requirements, and rules for applying.
Application Deadline: 14th December 2023
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