The University of Stirling is inviting applications for the Commonwealth Shared Scholarships in the UK for the 2020/2021 academic session.

The Commonwealth Shared Scholarships scheme is a joint initiative between the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission and UK universities, to support students from developing Commonwealth countries to study full-time in the United Kingdom on a postgraduate Masters course.

They offer scholarships for the following courses:

  • MLitt Publishing Studies
  • MSc Environmental Management (Conservation)
  • MSc Financial Technology (FinTech)
  • MSc Sustainable Aquaculture
  • MSc International Conflict and Cooperation
  • MSc Environment, Heritage and Policy

Worth of Award

The scholarship covers:

  • Tuition fees
  • Maintenance/ living cost stipend
  • Return flights
  • Thesis grant
  • Study travel grant (if applicable)
  • One-off arrival allowance


To be eligible, you must:

  • 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/October 2020
  • by October 2020, hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) standard, or a second class degree and a relevant postgraduate qualification (usually a Master’s degree).
  • not have studied or worked for one (academic) year or more in a high-income country (as classified by the World Bank)
  • be unable to afford to study in the UK without this scholarship

How to Apply

  • Applications can be made from 12 January 2019 and close at 4.00pm on 7 March.
  • Applicants need to first apply to the University of Stirling for one of the eligible courses.
  • In order to be considered for an award, applicants must hold an offer of a place at Stirling.
  • They would recommend applying to Stirling well in advance of any deadlines for this scholarship.
  • Applicants must then submit a separate application using the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission’s Electronic Application System (EAS).
  • For more information, contact; [email protected]


Deadline: Application closes  December 18, 2019.


Click here for more details and to apply


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