COMMONWEALTH MASTERS AND PHD SCHOLARSHIPS FOR GAMBIAN STUDENTS 2018

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Gambian students are been invited to hurry and apply for the COMMONWEALTH MASTERS AND PHD SCHOLARSHIPS FOR GAMBIAN STUDENTS 2018, applicants that have complied with the eligibility criteria will be considered for this scholarship program. Hurry now and apply.

ABOUT COMMONWEALTH SCHOLARSHIP:

The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK (CSC) provides the main UK government scholarship scheme led by international development objectives. The CSC is an executive non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Department for International Development (DFID).

The CSC operates within the framework of the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) and is a vivid demonstration of the UK’s enduring commitment to the Commonwealth.

By supporting innovators and leaders of the future from across the Commonwealth, and by attracting outstanding talent to Britain’s universities, our work combines sustainable development with the UK national interest.

We use rigorous procedures to ensure that our programmes promote equity and inclusion, reward merit, and deliver widespread access, especially to those from disadvantaged backgrounds.

DFID is our lead department and main sponsor, funding awards exclusively for candidates from low and middle income countries. We also receive financial contributions from the Department for Education (DfE), for scholarships for candidates from high income countries, and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), for fellowships for postdoctoral researchers.

To further know more about commonwealth, please see this link

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT COMMON WEALTH MASTERS AND PHD SCHOLARSHIP FOR GAMBIANS:

The commonwealth scholarship is completely financed by the UK department of international development ( DFID).The commonwealth masters and PhD scholarship for Gambians is primarily aimed at enabling motivated individuals to gain the skills and knowledge that are much needed for sustainable development.

These scholarships are offered under six themes:

  1. Science and technology for development
  2. Strengthening health systems and capacity
  3. Promoting global prosperity
  4. Strengthening global peace, security and governance
  5. Strengthening resilience and response to crises
  6. Access, inclusion and opportunity

LEVEL OF SCHOLARSHIP:

This scholarship is for masters and PhD programs

FIELD OF STUDY:

The scholarship is available to any field of study chosen by the student

HOST NATIONALITY:

The scholarship is to be taken in the UK

ELIGIBLE NATIONALITY:

This scholarship is for Gambians 

SCHOLARSHIP BENEFITS:

Each scholarship provides:

  • Approved airfare from your home country to the UK and return at the end of your award (the CSC will not reimburse the cost of fares for dependants, nor usually the cost of journeys made before your award is finally confirmed)
  • Approved tuition and examination fees
  • Stipend (living allowance) at the rate of £1,043 per month, or £1,279 per month for those at universities in the London metropolitan area (rates quoted at 2016-2017 levels)
  • Thesis grant towards the cost of preparing a thesis or dissertation, where applicable
  • Warm clothing allowance, where applicable
  • Study travel grant towards the costs of study-related travel within the UK or overseas
  • For PhD Scholars, fieldwork grant towards the cost of fieldwork undertaken overseas (usually the cost of one economy class return airfare to your fieldwork location), where approved
  • For PhD Scholars, paid mid-term visit (airfare) to your home country (unless you have claimed (or intend to claim) spouse and/or child allowances during your scholarship, or have received a return airfare to your home country for fieldwork)
  • If your scholarship is at least 18 months long, the following family allowances:
  • Spouse allowance of £224 per month if you and your spouse are living together at the same address in the UK (unless your spouse is also in receipt of a scholarship; other conditions also apply)
  • Child allowance of £224 per month for the first child, and £110 per month for the second and third child under the age of 16, if you are accompanied by your spouse and children and they are living with you at the same address in the UK
  • If you are widowed, divorced, or a single parent (irrespective of the length of your scholarship), child allowance of £448 per month for the first child, and £110 per month for the second and third child under the age of 16, if you are accompanied by your children and they are living with you at the same address in the UK The CSC’s family allowances are intended to be only a contribution towards the cost of maintaining your family in the UK. The true costs are likely to be considerably higher, and you must be able to supplement these allowances in order to support any family members who come to the UK with you.

SCHOLARSHIP REQUIREMENTS:

To apply for these scholarships, you must:

  • Be a citizen of or have been granted refugee status by the Gambia, or be a British Protected Person
  • Be permanently resident in the Gambia
  • Be available to start your academic studies in the UK by:
    • For Master’s study, the start of the UK academic year in September/October 2018
    • For PhD study, January 2019
  • By October 2018, hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) honours standard, or a second class degree and a relevant postgraduate qualification (usually a Master’s degree)
  • For PhD study, NOT be registered for a PhD, or an MPhil leading to a PhD, at a UK university before September/October 2018
  • Be unable to afford to study in the UK without this scholarship

HOW TO APPLY FOR THIS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM:

All applications must be made directly to the CSC using the CSC’s application system. The CSC will not accept any applications that are not submitted via its application system.

In your application, you must provide the following supporting documentation:

  • Full transcripts detailing all your higher education qualifications (with certified translations if not in English)
  • Proof that you hold eligible citizenship: a copy of your passport or birth certificate

You must provide the following supporting documentation

  • References from at least two individuals
  • For PhD study, a supporting statement from a proposed supervisor at one or more of the UK universities named on your application form

If this documentation is not provided by the dates specified  your application will be considered ineligible.

Apply for commonwealth masters scholarship here

Apply for commonwealth PhD scholarship here

For more details on Commonwealth scholarship for Gambia, you can visit the official webpage by clicking here

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

latest update on application deadline will be communicated as soon as possible please do well to continue checking this site so as not to miss out on anything

 

WE ALSO RECOMMEND THAT YOU SEE THESE FOLLOWING ARTICLES AS THEY CONTAIN RELEVANT SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATIONS:

Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme at Sheffield Hallam University 2018, UK

Commonwealth Masters and PhD Scholarships in New Zealand 2018/2019

Commonwealth Masters and PhD Scholarships in New Zealand 2018/2019

Bangor University, Commonwealth Scholarships for African Students 2018/2019-UK

University of Birmingham Commonwealth Scholarship for Developing Commonwealth Countries 2018/2019 – UK

 

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