Applications are open to apply for Commonwealth Scholarship For Masters and PhD in UK 2023-2024. Commonwealth Scholarships are for students from low and middle-income Commonwealth countries, its purpose is to support talented individuals to acquire the knowledge and skills required for sustainable development. This is a fully-funded scholarship opportunity for students from commonwealth countries to study in universities or Higher Education Institutions in the UK for Masters and Ph.D. programs. The duration of a Master’s degree 2 years and PhD degree is 4 years.
Commonwealth Postgraduate Scholarship in the UK is funded by the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) and it is a unique opportunity to study for Masters and Ph.D. degrees in the low or middle-income country of the Commonwealth. Candidates can apply to all the top universities in the UK under Commonwealth Scholarship. Monthly stipend is given to cover living expenses of students, travel allowance, Accommodation, Research grant, Free Cloths, Family and other perks are given to the selected scholar.
Through cultural exchange and academic collaboration, Commonwealth Scholars help bring about positive change and find solutions to the shared challenges we face, both in their home countries and those that host them. As an active part of the Commonwealth network, scholars will help shape its future. Fully funded scholarships by UK Government Chevening Scholarship for International Students
Only students from following commonwealth member countries are eligible to apply for Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships,
Antigua and Barbuda
Papua New Guinea
St Vincent and the Grenadines
Students from following countries can apply for PhD studies under Commonwealth scholarship program,
Universities who have signed MOU with Common Wealth Commission are eligible for Commonwealth scholarship for Masters, PhD and Split-Site Scholarship. Following are the list of universities under Common Wealth Scholarship,
Commonwealth scholarships are awarded under following six development themes, keeping in view to contribute to sustainable development in your home countries,
Science and technology for development
Strengthening health systems and capacity
Promoting global prosperity
Strengthening global peace, security and governance
Strengthening resilience and response to crises
Access, inclusion and opportunity
Benefits and Coverage:
Commonwealth Postgraduate Scholarships offers following
Full Tuition Fees.
Living Expenses Allowance (Stipend) at the rate of rate of £1,133 per month, or £1,390 per month for the duration of the award.
Warm clothing allowance
Return Economy Flights to their host Country.
Study related travel allowance
An Arrival Allowance.
Research Support Grant – on request only; subject to approval.
Child allowance of for windowed, divorced or single parent worth £485 per month for the first child, and £120 per month for the second and third child under the age of 16.
Paid mid term leave
Eligibility Criteria and Requirements:
Following are the application requirements for Commonwealth scholarships,
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 2022
By September 2021, hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) honours standard, or a second class degree (2:2) and a 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.
Be unable to afford to study in the UK without this scholarship
Have provided all supporting documentation in the required format
Proof that you are a citizen or have refugee status of an eligible Commonwealth country
Transcript and certificates.
Two references – preferably academic.
Scan of passport or national ID card.
Proof of English language ability if English is not your first language.
Application for the year 2023-2024 will open from 1st September 2022.
How to Apply
You cannot apply directly for Commonwealth Scholarships, Applications are only accepted from nominating agencies
Either apply through country’s National Nominating Agencies or through Selected non-governmental organizations and charitable bodies
These nominating agencies have their own selection criteria