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Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Commonwealth 2018 Fully Funded Scholarships for International Students at UK Universities


Commonwealth 2018 Fully Funded Scholarships for International Students at UK Universities
Brief description:
Commonwealth Scholarships for Master’s study in the UK are offered for citizens of developing Commonwealth countries who would not otherwise be able to study in the UK. These scholarships are funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID),  jointly supported by UK universities.
About
Funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), Commonwealth Shared Scholarships enable talented and motivated individuals to gain the knowledge and skills required for sustainable development, and are aimed at those who could not otherwise afford to study in the UK.
Scholarship value/inclusions/duration:
Each Scholarship provides approved tuition and examination fees, approved airfare from your home country to the UK and return at the end of your award, stipend, warm clothing allowance, study travel grant, and excess baggage allowance.
Eligibility:
To apply for a Commonwealth Shared Scholarship, candidates 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 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 2018
  • By October 2018, hold a first degree 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 developed country
  • Be unable to afford to study in the UK without this scholarship
Selection Criteria
Universities must put forward their selected candidates to the CSC by 17 May 2018. The CSC will then confirm that these candidates meet the eligibility criteria for this scheme. Universities will inform candidates of their results by July 2018.
Selection criteria include:
  • Academic merit of the candidate
  • Potential impact of the work on the development of the candidate’s home country.
How to Apply
You should apply to study an eligible Master’s course at a UK university that is participating in the Shared Scholarship scheme. All applications must be made through your chosen university. You must check with your chosen university for their specific advice, admission requirements, and rules for applying. You must take the necessary steps to secure admission to your course at the same time as applying for a Shared Scholarship.
You can apply for more than one course and/or to more than one university, but you may only accept one offer of a Shared Scholarship. All applications must be submitted by 23.59 (BST) on 17 April 2018 at the latest. Each university has its own closing date for applications, and most are before this date.
All Applications are free and MUST be submitted Online through the website.


 
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