Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK (CSC): Inviting applications for ‘Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships’ from low and middle income Commonwealth countries, for full-time Master’s study at a UK university.

Funding brief: Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships are for candidates from low and middle income Commonwealth countries, for full-time Master’s study at a UK university.

Funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), Commonwealth Master’s 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.

These scholarships are offered under six themes:
Science and technology for development
Strengthening health systems and capacity
Promoting global prosperity
Strengthening global peace, security and governance
Strengthening resilience and response to crises
Access, inclusion and opportunity

Criteria: Applications will be considered according to the following selection criteria:
Academic merit of the candidate
Quality of the plan of study
Potential impact of the work on the development of the candidate’s home country

Choosing a university/course
You may find the following resources useful when researching your choices of institution and course of study in the UK:
● Study UK– British Council website, with guidance for international students and a course and institution search
● Steps to Postgraduate Study– a guide to asking the right questions about taught postgraduate study in the UK
● Postgrad.com – information for postgraduate students, with a course search
● Prospects– information on postgraduate study in the UK
● Research Excellent Framework 2014 results– results of a system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions
● Steps to Postgraduate Study– a guide to asking the right questions about taught postgraduate study in the UK
● UCAS Postgraduate– guidance on how to find and apply for a postgraduate course
● Unistats– the official website for comparing UK higher education course data
● UKCISA(UK Council for International Student Affairs) – advice for international students on choosing a course of study

The CSC is not responsible for the content of external sites

Donor Name: Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK (CSC)
Funding name: Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships

Deadline: Your application must include the following supporting documentation by 16:00 (GMT) on 4th, January, 2019.

Funding details link: Click to view

Funding limit: Not found

Project start date: N//A
Project duration: N//A

Eligible organization: As below

Eligibility: To apply for these scholarships, you 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 an eligible Commonwealth country
Be available to start your academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September/October 2019
By October 2019, 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). The CSC would not normally fund a second UK Master’s degree. If you are applying for a second UK Master’s degree, you will need to provide justification as to why you wish to undertake this study
Be unable to afford to study in the UK without this scholarship

The CSC aims to identify talented individuals who have the potential to make change. They are committed to a policy of equal opportunity and non-discrimination, and encourage applications from a diverse range of candidates. For further information on the support available to candidates with a disability, see the CSC disability support statement.

The CSC is committed to administering and managing its scholarships and fellowships in a fair and transparent manner. For further information, see the CSC anti-fraud policy and the DFID guidance on reporting fraud.

Eligible Country: Eligible Commonwealth countries-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

Submission mail: Not found

Other important link:
Apply: Click to view
Guideline: Click to view
About: Click to view

How to apply: Interested applicant may apply through the website (Click to view).

Your application must include the following supporting documentation by 16:00 (GMT) on 4th, January, 2019 in order for your application to be eligible for consideration:
Proof of citizenship or refugee status – uploaded to the online application system
Full transcripts detailing all your higher education qualifications (with certified translations if not in English) – uploaded to the online application system
References from at least two individuals – submitted directly by the referees to the online application system (referees will be sent an email request)
The CSC will not accept supporting documentation submitted by nominating agencies or outside the online application system. Supporting documentation uploaded to the online application system must be uploaded as files which are no more than 5 MB in size and must be in one of the following formats: PDF, .doc, .docx, .odt, .jpg, .jpeg. F

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