Due Date: October 30, 2019

Applications for the Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships 2020 are open. The Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships are for prospects from low and middle earnings Commonwealth nations, to carry out full-time taught Master’s research study at a UK university.

Moneyed by the UK Department for International Advancement (DFID), Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships allow gifted and determined people to acquire the understanding and abilities needed for sustainable advancement, and are focused on those who might not otherwise pay for to study in the UK.

These scholarships are provided under 6 styles:

  • Science and innovation for advancement
  • Enhancing health systems and capability
  • Promoting international success
  • Enhancing international peace, security and governance
  • Enhancing durability and reaction to crises
  • Gain access to, addition and chance

Scholarship Worth

Each scholarship offers:

  • Authorized airline tickets from your house nation to UK and return at end of your award (the CSC will not compensate the expense of fares for dependents, nor the expense of journeys made prior to your award is validated)
  • Authorized tuition costs
  • Stipend (living allowance) at the rate of ₤ 1,110 each month, or ₤ 1,362 each month for those at universities in the London city (rates priced quote at 2019-2020 levels)
  • Warm clothes allowance, where relevant
  • Thesis grants towards the expense of preparing a thesis or argumentation, where relevant
  • Research study travel grant towards the expense of study-related travel within the UK or abroad
  • If you are widowed, separated, or single moms and dad, kid allowance ₤476 each month for the very first kid, and ₤117 each month for the 2nd and 3rd kid under the age of 16, if you are accompanied by your kids and they are dealing with you at the exact same address in the UK (rates priced quote at 2019-2020 levels)


  • Be a resident of or have actually been approved refugee status by an qualified Commonwealth nation, or be a British Protected Individual
  • Be completely resident in an qualified Commonwealth nation
  • Be offered to begin your scholastic research studies in the UK by the start of the UK scholastic year in September/October 2020
  • By September 2020, hold a very first degree of a minimum of upper 2nd class (2:1) honours basic, or a 2nd class degree (2:2) and a pertinent postgraduate credentials (typically a Master’s degree). The CSC would not usually money a 2nd UK Master’s degree. If you are obtaining a 2nd UK Master’s degree, you will require to supply reason regarding why you want to undertake this research study
  • Be not able to pay for to study in the UK without this scholarship
  • Have actually offered all supporting documents in the needed format

Qualified Nations

Antigua and Barbuda, Bangladesh, Belize, Botswana, Cameroon, Dominica, Eswatini, Fiji, The Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Mauritius, Montserrat, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Samoa, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, St Helena, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Tanzania, Tonga, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Zambia

Choice Requirements

Applications will be thought about according to the following choice requirements:

  • Academic benefit of the prospect
  • Quality of the strategy of research study
  • Possible effect on the advancement of the prospect’s house nation


You need to use to among the following nominating bodies in the very first circumstances– the CSC does decline direct applications for these scholarships:

All applications need to be made through among these nominating bodies. Each nominating body is accountable for its own choice procedure and might have extra eligibility requirements. You need to contact your nominating body for their particular recommendations and guidelines for using, their own eligibility requirements, and their own closing date for applications.

You need to make your application utilizing the CSC’s online application system, in addition to any other application that you are needed to finish by your nominating body. The CSC will decline any applications that are not sent by means of the online application system.

Your application need to consist of the following supporting documents by 16: 00 (GMT) on 20 November 2019 in order for your application to be qualified for factor to consider:

  • Evidence of citizenship or refugee status– submitted to the online application system
  • Complete records detailing all your college certifications consisting of to-date records for any certifications you are presently studying (with licensed translations if not in English)– submitted to the online application system
  • Recommendations from a minimum of 2 people– sent straight by the referees to the online application system (referees will be sent out an e-mail demand)

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For additional information, see Commonwealth Scholarship

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