Dive into the World of Academic Excellence with DFID’s Support
Last updated: 12 Sep 2023 | CURRENTLY CLOSED
Embarking on a journey of academic advancement is a dream for many, and the Commonwealth Scholarships for Master’s study in the UK serve as a gateway for citizens of developing Commonwealth countries. Funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), these scholarships pave the way for individuals to pursue a Master’s Degree Programme at prestigious UK universities.
Your Pathway to Success
Level and Field(s) of Study:
Eligible Masters Degree Programme at a UK University
Number of Scholarships:
Who Can Apply?
If you are a citizen of or have been granted refugee status by an eligible Commonwealth country, this opportunity awaits you. The list includes, but is not limited to, countries like Bangladesh, Belize, Botswana, Cameroon, Dominica, Eswatini, and many more.
What’s in it for You?
Each scholarship comes with a comprehensive package, covering airfare to and from the United Kingdom, tuition and examination fees, stipend, thesis grant (if applicable), warm clothing allowance, and more. It’s not just about education; it’s about fostering a conducive learning environment.
Are You Eligible?
To seize this opportunity, you must meet certain criteria:
Citizenship: Be a citizen of or have been granted refugee status by an eligible Commonwealth country, or be a British Protected Person.
Residency: Be permanently resident in an eligible Commonwealth country.
Commencement: Be available to start your academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September 2024.
Academic Qualifications: 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) by September 2024.
Financial Need: Be unable to afford to study in the UK without this scholarship.
How to Apply
While the current application window is closed, it’s crucial to understand the process for future opportunities. The Commonwealth Scholarships are not directly applied for; instead, applications must be made through national nominating agencies or selected non-governmental organizations and charitable bodies.
Navigating the Application Maze
Nominating Bodies: National nominating agencies and selected non-governmental organizations and charitable bodies are the gatekeepers to these scholarships. Each has its selection process, eligibility criteria, and closing date for applications.
Application System: Utilize the CSC’s Electronic Application System (EAS) along with any other application form required by your nominating body. Ensure all applications are submitted by the specified deadline.
Your Journey Begins Here
For detailed information and to commence your application journey, visit the [Official Scholarship Website](https://cscuk.fcdo.gov.uk/scholarships/commonwealth-masters-scholarships/). This is your portal to access the EAS system and gain insights into the application process.
If you dream of academic excellence and breaking barriers, the Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships are your ticket to unlocking new horizons. Seize the opportunity, embark on your educational journey, and shape a brighter future.