Commonwealth Shared Scholarships are intended for students from developing countries who would not otherwise be able to afford to undertake Master’s level study in the UK, to gain skills and knowledge which will allow them to contribute to the development of their home countries.
Shared Scholarships are for taught Masters’ courses only; awards will not be made for undergraduate or PhD study, and will not cover any pre-sessional English language teaching.
To apply for a Commonwealth Shared Scholarship, candidates must:
- Be Commonwealth citizens, refugees, or British protected persons
- Be permanently resident in a developing Commonwealth country
- Be available to commence their academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September/October 2015
- Hold, by October 2015, a first degree of at least upper second class Honours standard
- Not have undertaken studies lasting one year or more in a developed country
- Be unable themselves, or through their families, to pay to study in the UK
How to apply
- All applications must be made through your host UK University.
- You must check with them in the first instance for specific advice on how to make an application and for their own closing date.
- All Commonwealth Shared Scholarship candidates must be selected and put forward to the CSC by their host UK University, and must submit their application to the CSC using our Electronic Application System (EAS).
- Candidates must apply for a Commonwealth Shared Scholarship using one of two methods, as instructed by the university:
- Via university:Applying to the university in the first instance using the university’s own application form. If selected, candidates will then be asked to submit an application to the CSC using the EAS. Any applications made via the EAS only and not directly to the university first will not be considered.
- EAS only:Applying to both the university and the CSC at the same time using the EAS.
Deadline– All application closes on April 15, 2014.