Commonwealth Shared Scholarship

Awarded By: Liverpool Hope University
Updated on Dec 22, 2023
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Course: Masters
Deadline: Dec 13, 2023
Amount: GBP 1,236
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Scholarship Overview

The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK (CSC) provides the UK government scholarship scheme led by international development objectives. It operates within the framework of the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) and offers a vivid demonstration of the UK’s enduring commitment to the Commonwealth. By attracting individuals with outstanding talent and identifiable potential from all backgrounds and supporting them to become leaders and innovators on returning to their home countries, the CSC’s work combines sustainable development with the UK national interest and provides opportunities for international partnerships and collaboration.

Applicable course, university, and country

This scholarship is applicable for the following courses in Liverpool Hope University in the United Kingdom:

  • Master of Science in Ecology and Environmental Management
  • Master of Arts in Disability Studies
  • Master of Arts in Education

Scholarship amount details

Max scholarship per student: Pound 12,500 => Rs 12,58,750
Conversion rate used: 1 Pound = Rs. 100.70 (last updated 30th October 2023)
Scholarship amount will be given: One Time.

Scholarship amount can be used for:

Type of Expense Indicates if the scholarship can be used for this type of expense
Application × Not covered in scholarship
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
Others × Not covered in scholarship

Eligible student nationality

India, Bangladesh, Guyana, Cameroon, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Samoa, Sierra Leone, SolomonIslands, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Zambia

Appication Process for this scholarship

  • Applicants must make their application using the CSC’s Electronic Application System (EAS)
  • Each participating UK University conducts its own recruitment process to select a specified number of candidates for Shared Scholarships. They put forward their selected candidates in April each year. The CSC then confirms whether the selected students meet the eligibility criteria for this scheme, and they inform candidates of their results by July of each year

Application Link:

Commonwealth Shared Scholarships


Additional Information:
This scholarship needs a separate external application.
Application Documents: Candidates must upload the following with their application:

  • Proof that the applicant is a citizen or has refugee status in an eligible Commonwealth country: a copy of a valid passport (or national ID card) showing a photograph, date of birth, and country of citizenship
  • Full transcripts detailing all higher education qualifications, including to-date transcripts for any courses currently being studied, with certified translations if not in English

Important Dates & FAQ info:

Info Date
Scholarship Deadline 13th December 2023
Scholarship Decision date Not available
FAQ Link: Not available
Contact email: Not available

Scholarship Eligibility

To apply for these scholarships, candidates 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 their academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September 2023
  • By September 2023, hold a first degree of at least upper second-class (2:1) honours standard, or a lower second-class degree (2:2) and a relevant postgraduate qualification (usually a Master’s degree)
  • 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 university without this Scholarship
  • Have provided all supporting documentation in the required format

In the application form, candidates will be asked to:

  • List all undergraduate and postgraduate university qualifications obtained
  • List up to 10 publications and prizes
  • Provide details of their employment history and explain how each job is relevant to the programme to be undertaken in the UK
  • Provide a statement on the relevance of their previous work experience to the proposed Scholarship
  • List names and positions of three referees who are qualified to comment on both the candidate’s capacity to benefit from the proposed Scholarship in the UK and their ability to deliver development impact afterwards. One referee must be a current employer (if applicable)
  • Provide a Development Impact statement in 4 parts

To apply for these scholarships, candidates 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 their academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September 2023
  • By September 2023, hold a first degree of at least upper second-class (2:1) honours standard, or a lower second-class degree (2:2) and a relevant postgraduate qualification (usually a Master’s degree)
  • 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 university without this Scholarship
  • Have provided all supporting documentation in the required format

Scholarship Restriction:
Must return to home country after course completion.
Exams Details:

Exam name Indicates if exam is required and cutoff (if any)
12th Required
UG Required

Additional Information:
While applying, applicants will need to sign to say that they:

  • Have not studied for one (academic) year or more in a high income (developed) country
  • Have not worked for one year or more in a high income (developed) country
  • Are themselves, or through their family, unable to pay to study in the UK (your home university may be asked to state its procedures for verifying their financial status)
  • Will return to their home country within one month of the end date of their award

iSchoolConnect Rating

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Frequently Asked Questions

The frequently asked questions about the scholarship are:

Who can apply for the Scholarship?
The scholarship is applicable to students from India, Bangladesh, Guyana, Cameroon, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Samoa, Sierra Leone, SolomonIslands, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Zambia.

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

What is the procedure for applying?
Students need to apply for the scholarship separately at https://cscuk.fcdo.gov.uk/scholarships/commonwealth-shared-scholarships-applications/

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

What is the duration of the Scholarship?
One Time