2013 Commonwealth Shared Scholarships, UK

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Commonwealth Shared Scholarships are a joint initiative between the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (with funding from DFID) and UK universities, to support scholarships for students from developing Commonwealth countries who would not otherwise be able to study in the UK.

Shared Scholarships are offered on an annual basis for Master’s study only.

Commonwealth Shared Scholarships are for taught Master’s courses only. All courses undertaken must be demonstrably relevant to the economic, social or technological development of the candidate’s home country. Awards are available at participating institutions in the UK only.

Commonwealth Shared Scholarships prospectus 2013 – includes full details of the UK institutions offering Shared Scholarships in 2013. 

Please note that participating universities are required to support the student stipend for the award holder (at the rate set by the UK government). The CSC funds the cost of tuition fees (at overseas rate), return airfares, and other allowances.

Applicants must:

  • Be nationals of (or permanently domiciled in) a developing Commonwealth country, and not currently be living or studying in a developed country (please see the CommonwealthShared Scholarships prospectus 2013 for a list of eligible countries)
  • Hold a first degree at either first or upper second class level
  • Be sufficiently fluent in English to pursue the course
  • Have not previously studied for one year or more in a developed country
  • Be able to confirm in writing that neither they or their families would otherwise be able to pay for the proposed course of study
  • Be willing to confirm that they will return to their home country as soon as their period of study is complete

How to apply
All enquiries should be addressed to the university at which you wish to study and through which you should therefore apply for a Shared Scholarship, not to the CSC. The university will advise you on eligibility issues and how to make an application.

Further details about the scholarship can be found at http://cscuk.dfid.gov.uk/apply/shared-scholarships/


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