Apply for 2018 Commonwealth Scholarships

The following Commonwealth Scholarships are open for candidates from low and middle-income countries.

  1. Commonwealth Ph.D. Scholarships: Commonwealth Ph.D. Scholarships are for candidates from low and middle-income Commonwealth countries, for full-time doctoral study at a UK university. Read more
    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 2018
    • By October 2018, 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)
    • NOT be registered for a Ph.D., or an MPhil leading to a Ph.D., at a UK university before September/October 2018
    • Be unable to afford to study in the UK without this scholarship
  2. Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships (for low and middle-income countries): Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships are for Ph.D. candidates from low and middle-income Commonwealth countries, to spend up to 12 months at a UK university as part of their doctoral studies in their home country. Read more
    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 registered for a Ph.D. at a university in your home country by the time your scholarship is confirmed.
    • Your final qualification will be awarded by your home country university (not your proposed UK university). This scholarship will not support your period of study at your home country university.
    • Ensure that an institutional or departmental link exists between your home university and your proposed UK university. This link must be greater than simply a collaboration between individuals.
    • Be available to start your academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September/October 2018
    • By October 2018, 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)
    • Be unable to afford to study in the UK without this scholarship
  3. Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships: Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships are for candidates from low and middle-income Commonwealth countries, for full-time Master’s study at a UK university. Read more
    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 2018
    • By October 2018, 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)
    • Be unable to afford to study in the UK without this scholarship
  4. Commonwealth Shared Scholarships: 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. Read more
    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 2018
    • By October 2018, 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)
    • 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

4 Comments

  1. Please when will applications for this scholarship in Ghana be opened and kindly outline the procedures to follow in applying. Thank you.

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