Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships

Awarded By: Commonwealth Scholarship Commission
Updated on Jan 17, 2024
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Course: Masters
Deadline: Feb 22, 2024
Amount: Not Available
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Scholarship Overview

Funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships allow talented and motivated individuals to gain the knowledge and skills required for sustainable development. The Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships are offered by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission and are aimed for those who could not afford to study in the UK.

Applicable course, university, and country

  • This scholarship is applicable for all universities in UK
  • This scholarship is applicable for Masters Degree
  • The scholarship funds taught Master’s programs

Scholarship amount details

  • Approved airfare from the Scholar’s home country to the UK and return at the end of the award (the CSC will not reimburse the cost of fares for dependants, nor the cost of journeys made before the award is confirmed)
  • Approved tuition fees: full fees are covered by agreement between the CSC and the UK university, and Scholars are not liable to pay for any part of the tuition fee
  • Stipend (living allowance) at the rate of £1,347 per month, or £1,652 per month for those at universities in the London metropolitan area (rates quoted at current levels)
  • Warm clothing allowance, where applicable
  • Study travel grant towards the cost of study-related travel within the UK or overseas
  • If a Scholar has children and is widowed, divorced, or a single parent, child allowance of child allowance of £576.61 per month for the first child, and £143 per month for the second and third child under the age of 16, if their children are living with them at the same address in the UK
  • Scholarship amount can be used for:

    Type of Expense Indicates if the scholarship can be used for this type of expense
    Tuition & Fees ? Scholarship amount can be used for this
    Living Expense ? Scholarship amount can be used for this
    Accommodation × Not covered in scholarship
    Air Fare/Travel Expenses ? Scholarship amount can be used for this
    Spouse/Child Care × Not covered in scholarship
    Health Cover × Not covered in scholarship
    Application × Not covered in scholarship
    Others ? Scholarship amount can be used for this

    Number of students to be awarded:

    Eligible student nationality

    India, Fiji, Mauritius, South Africa, Guyana, Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Botswana, Dominica, Ghana, Grenada, Jamaica, Montserrat, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Saint Helena, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Sri Lanka, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu

    Appication Process for this scholarship

    Application Process for this scholarship:

    • Applicants must apply to the nominating bodies in the first instance
    • All applications must be made through one of these nominating bodies. Each nominating body is responsible for its own selection process and may have additional eligibility criteria
    • Applicant must check with your nominating body for their specific advice and rules for applying, their own eligibility criteria, and their own closing date for applications
    • Applicant must make your application using the CSC’s online application system, in addition to any other application that they are required to complete by their nominating body

    Application Documents:

    Type of documents Indicates if this type of document is required to be submitted
    LOR Required
    Proof of citizenship or refugee status Required
    Transcripts Required

    Scholarship Application:This scholarship needs a separate external application.
    Important Dates & FAQ info:

    Info Date
    Application Final End Date Not Available

    Additional InformationCommonwealth 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.

    Scholarship Eligibility

    Scholarship EligibilityTo be considered for these scholarships, applicants 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 academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September 2024
    • By September 2024, hold a first degree of at least upper second-class (2:1) honours standard, or a lower second-class degree and a relevant postgraduate qualification (usually a Master’s degree)*. The CSC would not normally fund a second Master’s degree. If applying for a second Master’s degree, applicants must provide justification as to why they wish to undertake this study
    • Be unable to afford to study in the UK without this scholarship
    • Have provided all supporting documentation in the required format

    Preference will be given to following candidates:

  • Academic merit of the candidate
  • Quality of the plan of study
  • The potential impact on the development of the candidate’s home country
  • Special RestrictionsNo Special Restriction is applicable.Exams Details

    Exam name Indicates if exam is required and cutoff (if any)
    UG (minimum score 60.0%)

    iSchoolConnect Rating

    The rating is done considering various factors

    Frequently Asked Questions

    The frequently asked questions about the scholarship are:

    Who can apply for the Scholarship?
    The scholarship is applicable to students from various countries.

    What is the minimum Qualification Required?
    The students must have completed their bachelor’s education from a recognized institution.

    What is the procedure for applying?
    This scholarship needs a separate external application.

    What are the documents required for filling the forms?
    Official transcripts.

    What is the duration of the Scholarship?
    One Time