Due Date: December 19, 2018

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

Moneyed by the UK Department for International Advancement (DFID), Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships allow skilled and inspired people to get the understanding and abilities needed for sustainable advancement, and are targeted at those who might not otherwise pay for to study in the UK.

These scholarships are used under 6 styles:

  1. Science and innovation for advancement
  2. Reinforcing health systems and capability
  3. Promoting worldwide success
  4. Reinforcing worldwide peace, security and governance
  5. Reinforcing durability and action to crises
  6. Gain access to, addition and chance

Scholarship Worth

Each scholarship offers:

  • Authorized airline tickets from your house nation to the UK and return at the end of your award (the CSC will not repay the expense of fares for dependants, nor the expense of journeys made prior to your award is validated)
  • Authorized tuition costs
  • Stipend (living allowance) at the rate of ₤ 1,084 monthly, or ₤ 1,330 monthly for those at universities in the London city (rates estimated at 2018-2019 levels)
  • Warm clothes allowance, where suitable
  • Thesis grant towards the expense of preparing a thesis or argumentation, where suitable
  • Research study travel grant towards the expense of study-related travel within the UK or abroad
  • If you are widowed, separated, or a single moms and dad, kid allowance of ₤465 monthly for the very first kid, and ₤114 monthly 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 very same address in the UK (rates estimated at 2018-2019 levels)

The CSC’s household allowances are planned to be just a contribution towards the expense of keeping your household in the UK. The real expenses are most likely to be substantially greater, and you need to have the ability to supplement these allowances in order to support any relative who concern the UK with you


To look for these scholarships, you need to:

  • Be a person of or have actually been given 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 2019
  • By October 2019, hold a very first degree of a minimum of upper 2nd class (2:1) honours basic, or a 2nd class degree and an appropriate postgraduate credentials (normally a Master’s degree). The CSC would not typically money a 2nd UK Master’s degree. If you are looking for a 2nd UK Master’s degree, you will require to offer validation regarding why you want to undertake this research study Be not able to pay for to study in the UK without this scholarship

Qualified Commonwealth nations

Antigua and Barbuda
The Gambia
Papua New Guinea
Sierra Leone
Solomon Islands
South Africa
Sri Lanka
St Helena
St Lucia
St Vincent and the Grenadines

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 of the deal with 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 talk to 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.

To find out more, go to Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships

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