Applications are currently been submitted for the 230 Fully-funded Commonwealth Shared Scholarships for Students from Developing Countries, students from developing countries are welcome to grasp this opportunity and make the most of it. I mean, why wait, when its a fully-funded scholarship.
Commonwealth Shared Scholarships
Department for international developmen (dfid) is offering more than 200 scholarship opportunities to students from the Commonwealth Developing countries. This post contains detailed procedures on hoe to register for the scholarship. Read below carefully, Good luck.
The Commonwealth Shared Scholarships (CSS) allow students from Developing Commonwealth countries who would not otherwise be able to study in the UK benefit from graduate study at a University in the UK which will help them to contribute toward the development of their home countries.
Commonwealth Shared Scholarships are a joint initiative between the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (with funding from DFID) and UK universities, to support scholarships for students from developing Commonwealth countries who would not otherwise be able to study in the UK.
Shared Scholarships are offered on an annual basis for Master’s study only.
What You Need To Know About commonwealth Shared Scholarships:
Commonwealth Shared Scholarships are for candidates from least developed and lower middle income Commonwealth countries, for full-time Master’s study on selected courses, jointly supported by UK universities.
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
Fields of study
Awards are for taught Masters courses only. No awards will be made for undergraduate, doctoral study or any pre-sessional English language teaching. All courses undertaken must be demonstrably relevant to the economic, social or technological development of the candidate’s home country.
The CSC funds the cost of tuition fees (at overseas rate), return airfares, and other allowances. Participating universities are required to support the student stipend for the award holder (at the rate set by the UK government).
Who is Eligible to Apply for Commonwealth Shared Scholarship:
To apply for a Commonwealth Shared Scholarship, candidates must:
- Be a Commonwealth citizen, refugee, or British protected person
- Be permanently resident in a developing Commonwealth country
- Be available to start your academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September/October 2017
- By August 2017, hold a first degree of either first or upper second class (2:1) classification, or lower second class (2:2) classification plus 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, either yourself or through your family, to pay to study in the UK
Sponsoring institutions must confirm that candidates are sufficiently fluent in written and oral English to pursue their proposed studies immediately, as no pre-course English Language Teaching is available under these awards.
Citizens of Developing Commonwealth Countries – see Terms and Conditions for complete list of eligible countries
Various participating institutions in the UK only – see Terms and Conditions for full list of participating universities.
Method of Application
You should apply to study an eligible Master’s course at a UK university that is participating in the Shared Scholarship scheme. And you must make your scholarship application using the CSC’s Electronic Application System (EAS). Before applying, you must check with your UK university for their specific advice and rules for applying, and for their own closing date for applications.
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. The CSC will not accept any applications that are not submitted via the EAS to your UK university or applications directly from individuals.
It is important to read the “Commonwealth Shared Scholarships 2017 Terms and Conditions“(PDF) and visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information on this scholarship.
Country to Study in:
Applications for 2018 Commonwealth Shared Scholarships are closed. Candidates will be notified of the outcome of their applications in June 2018.
List of SHORTLISTED Candidates for the Commonwealth Shared Scholarships
After rigorous process of selecting the best candidate for this scholarship the list will be published in june 2018. follow the official link below.