Application for the Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships for Masters is now Opened. By attracting individuals with outstanding talent and identifiable potential from all backgrounds and supporting them to become leaders and innovators upon 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.
By attracting individuals with outstanding talent and identifiable potential from all backgrounds and supporting them to become leaders and innovators upon 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.
Deadline: March 28, 2023
The cost of tuition and any necessary study funds is covered by a Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarship. It is not permitted to hold concurrent awards, bursaries, or scholarships that pay the same expenses.
Eligibility for Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships
- Being a citizen of, or having received refugee status from, a Commonwealth nation that qualifies, or being a British Protected Person.
- You are being a permanent resident of a Commonwealth developing nation.
- Possess a first degree with a minimum upper second class (2:1 standard). In some circumstances, a lower degree and sufficient relevant experience may be taken into account.
- be unable to pay for the program’s tuition without a scholarship.
Selection Process for Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships
To choose a specific number of applicants for Distance Learning Scholarships, each participating UK university will perform its own recruitment process. By May 9, 2023, universities must submit the names of their chosen candidates to the CSC. Universities will notify applicants of their results in July 2023 when the CSC has confirmed that these candidates fit the requirements for this program.
Selection criteria include:
- Academic merit of the candidate
- The potential impact of the work on the development of the candidate’s home country
Applicants must use the CSC’s online application system to apply for a Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarship as well as to apply for admission to a Master’s program at a partner UK university.
Candidates will be requested to: in the application form
Including a list of all undergraduate and graduate degrees earned from universities.
List no more than 10 publications and awards.
- Provide specifics about their employment experience and discuss how each position relates to the curriculum being pursued.
- Describe how your prior work experience relates to the scholarship you are applying for.
- Include the names and positions of two referees who may remark on the candidate’s abilities to both benefit from the proposed Scholarship in the UK and to deliver development effect afterwards. A present employer must be one of the referees (if applicable).
- Provide a four-part Development Impact statement.
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