The 2016 Commonwealth Scholarships for citizens of developing commonwealth countries is now open for application. This scholarship is awarded to students who wish to pursue master or PhD programs in the UK. It will cover expenses such as full tuition fees, living expenses, airfare from applicant’s home country etc.
The commonwealth scholarship is funded by the UK Department for International Developments (DFID), with the aim of contributing to the UK’s international development aims and wider overseas interests, supporting excellence in UK higher education, and sustaining the principles of the Commonwealth.
- Applicant must be a Commonwealth citizen, refugee, or British protected person.
- Be a permanent resident in a developing country.
- Be available to start your academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September/October 2016.
- Must hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) honors standard, or a second class degree and a relevant postgraduate qualification (usually a Master’s degree) by October 2016.
How to apply
You must first be nominated by an agency. Click the links below to find list of national and university nominating agencies:
All applications must pass through the nominating bodies in your home country. CSC does not accept direct application for this scholarship. Also endeavor to submit an application using the CSC Electronic Application Systems (EAS). The CSC will not accept any applications that are not submitted via the EAS to a nominating body in your home country.
Click here to contact the scholarship provider for more information on how to apply.
The deadline for scholarship application is 19th November 2015