Commonwealth Scholarships for Master’s and PhD study – developing Commonwealth country citizens
Commonwealth Scholarships for Master’s and PhD study in the UK are offered for citizens of developing Commonwealth countries. These scholarships are funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID). For information on other scholarships offered by the CSC, visit our Apply page.
Levels and subjects of study
You can apply for a Commonwealth Scholarship for the following levels of study:
- Master’s (one-year courses only)
All subject areas are eligible, although the CSC’s selection criteria give priority to applications that demonstrate the strongest relevance to development.
You are requested to apply for a course of study at a UK university with which the CSC has a part funding agreement.
There is a nominating agency for Commonwealth Scholarships in each Commonwealth country. In addition, universities and university bodies in a number of developing Commonwealth countries are invited to nominate candidates to the CSC.
How to apply
All applications must be made through your nominating agency (or university/university body, if applicable) in your home country. You must check with them in the first instance for specific advice on how to make an application and for their own closing date. The CSC cannot accept any direct applications from candidates for these scholarships.
All Commonwealth Scholarship candidates must be nominated by an approved nominating agency/ university/university body, and must submit their application form using our Electronic Application System (EAS).
Full help on how to apply using the EAS is provided in our guides, which should be read in full before making any attempt to use the EAS.
The EAS will close to applicants on 3 December 2014 and no further applications can be submitted after that date. The CSC will not accept any applications which are not submitted via the EAS to the nominating agency/university/university body in the candidate’s home country.
Please note that all enquiries about these scholarships should be directed to the nominating agency/university/university body in your home country.
For details: http://cscuk.dfid.gov.uk/apply/scholarships-developing-cw/, 2014.08.19