Funding brief: 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.
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
Donor Name: Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK (CSC)
Funding name: Commonwealth Shared Scholarships
Deadline: All applications must be submitted by 16.00 (GMT) on 18th, December, 2019 at the latest.
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Funding limit: Shared Scholarships are jointly funded by the CSC and participating UK universities. 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 dependents, nor the cost of journeys made before your award is confirmed) – arranged by the university; funded by the CSC · Approved tuition fees – funded by the CSCStipend (living allowance) at the rate of £1,110 per month, or £1,362 per month for those studying at universities in the London metropolitan area (rates quoted at 2019-2020 levels) – paid and funded by the university · Warm clothing allowance, where applicable – paid and funded by the university · Thesis grant towards the cost of preparing a thesis or dissertation, where applicable – claimed from and paid by the university; funded by the CSC · Study travel grant towards the costs of study-related travel within the UK or overseas – claimed from and paid by the university; funded by the CSC · Excess baggage allowance, up to an annual approved limit, when returning home – claimed from and paid by the university; funded by the CSC Reimbursement of the cost of a mandatory tuberculosis (TB) test, where required for a visa application (receipts must be supplied) – claimed from and paid by the university; funded by the CSC · If you are widowed, divorced, or a single parent, child allowance of £476 per month for the first child, and £117 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 (rates quoted at 2019-2020 levels) 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.
Special Notes: Please contact with the donor directly for further clarification and understanding.
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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 2020
● By September 2020, hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) standard, or a second class degree and a relevant postgraduate qualification (usually a Master’s degree). The CSC typically does not 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.
● Not have studied or worked for one (academic) year or more in a high income country
● 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. We 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.
Applications will be considered according to the following selection criteria:
● Academic merit of the candidate
● Potential impact of the work on the development of the candidate’s home country
Your application must include the following supporting documentation by 16:00 (GMT) on 18 December 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 including to-date transcripts for any qualifications you are currently studying (with certified translations if not in English) – uploaded to the online application system
Eligible Country: Bangladesh, Cameroon, Eswatini, The Gambia, Ghana, India, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Zambia
The CSC particularly welcomes applicants from the following countries: Eswatini, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Solomon Islands, Tanzania, The Gambia, Tuvalu, Vanuatu
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