ABOUT THE SCHOLARSHIP
Department for international Development (DFID) created the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship in 1986 and is a partnership formed between the government of the UK and universities in the UK. A lot of students from developing Common Wealth Countries have been awarded the scholarship, without which they would not have gained a UK higher education.
In 2014, some universities have decided to assist the scholarship by making contributions for students from their own income.
The following countries are allowed to take part in the scholarship:
Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, British Virgin Islands, Cameroon, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Fiji*, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Montserrat, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guineas, Pitcairn, Rwanda, St Helena, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Tanzania,Tonga,Trinidad and Tobago, Tristan da Cunha, Turks and Caicos, Tuvalu, Uganda,Vanuatu, Western Samoa, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Scholarship is given for one year, with about 227 spaces available. Benefits include tuition free, return tickets among other expenses.
FIELD OF STUDY
Scholarships are awarded for all courses at master’s level. All courses studied must be of importance to the social, technological and economic growth of the applicant’s Nation.
Applicant should not be able to pay tuition fees to study in the UK by themselves or with the help of their relations
Must be a resident that lives permanently in a Common Wealth developing country
Must be a citizen of the Common Wealth, refugees or British protected persons
Should have at the minimum a second class upper degree as at October 2015
Should not have had studies of about a year or more in country that is developed
HOW TO APPLY
All information needed about the scholarship should be obtained from the universities that have been chosen. Also for the process of application the prospectus should be downloaded to find the list of universities as well courses closing dates and more. Click here to contact the scholarship provider for more information on how to apply
Deadline for applications is April 16 2015