Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships 2023/2024 for Study in the UK (Fully-funded)

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The Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships 2023–2024 are now accepting applications. The Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships are intended for those who would not otherwise be able to afford to study in the UK and are funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO). These talented and motivated individuals are able to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for sustainable development through these scholarships.

The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission offers three Master’s degree programs, one of which was nominated by the agency. The UK government’s scholarship program is run by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC), with a focus on goals for international development. It functions within the parameters of the CSFP (Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan) and provides a striking illustration of the UK’s ongoing dedication to the Commonwealth.

The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission offers three Master’s degree programs, one of which was nominated by the agency. The UK government’s scholarship program is run by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC), with a focus on goals for international development. It functions within the parameters of the CSFP (Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan) and provides a striking illustration of the UK’s ongoing dedication to the Commonwealth.

Deadline: October 18, 2022

Brief Description

Benefits of Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships:

Each award comes with:

  • Airfare from your place of origin to the UK and back at the conclusion of your grant, as approved (the CSC will not reimburse the cost of fares for dependants, nor the cost of journeys made before your award is confirmed).
  • Approved tuition costs: The CSC and the UK institution have an agreement that covers all costs; scholars are not required to pay any portion of the tuition costs.
  • Stipend (living stipend) of £1,236 per month, or £1,516 per month for students attending universities in the Greater London Area (rates quoted at current levels).
  • if appropriate, a clothing allowance for warmth.
  • Thesis grant to cover costs associated with writing a thesis or dissertation, as appropriate.
    Grant for study-related travel for the purpose of paying for domestic or international travel expenses.
    If you are accompanied by your children and they are residing with you at the same address in the UK and you have children and are widowed, divorced, or a single parent, you are eligible for a child allowance of £529 per month for the first child and £131 per month for the second and third children under the age of 16. (rates quoted at current levels).
    The CSC will offer a thorough evaluation of your needs and eligibility for further financial support if you disclose that you have a handicap.

Eligibility for Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships

  • being a citizen of, or having received refugee status from, a Commonwealth nation that qualifies, or being a British Protected Person.
    occupy a permanent residence in a Commonwealth nation.
    be able to begin academic courses in the UK by September 2023, the commencement of the UK academic year.
  • possess a first degree with at least upper second class (2:1) honours or a second class degree (2:2) and an appropriate postgraduate degree (often a Master’s degree) by September 2023. A second UK Master’s degree is not typically funded by the CSC. You must explain your motivation for pursuing this study if you are applying for a second UK Master’s degree.
    if not for this scholarship, be unable to pay to attend school in the UK.
    have delivered the necessary supplementary materials in the required format.

Eligible Countries Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships

Bangladesh, Belize, Botswana, Cameroon, Dominica, Eswatini, Fiji, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Montserrat, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Samoa, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, St Helena, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Tanzania, The Gambia, Tonga, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Zambia

Selection Process for Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships

Applications will be considered according to the following selection criteria:

  • Academic merit of the candidate
  • Quality of the plan of study
  • Potential impact on the development of the candidate’s home country

Application Procedure for Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships

Candidates must apply to one of the below-nominating agencies as well as to the CSC. Nominating agencies will then put forward candidates to the CSC. The CSC does not accept direct applications for these scholarships.

Candidates must upload the following documents with the 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
  • References from at least two individuals on institutional letterhead

Apply Here

For more information, visit Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships.

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