Commonwealth Shared Scholarships

Commonwealth Shared Scholarships 2017

Commonwealth Shared Scholarships

INTRODUCTION

TheCommonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) is one of the largest and most prestigious scholarship schemes for international study in the world. Since it was established in 1959, around 34,000 individuals have benefited - 26,000 of them have held awards funded by the UK government, managed by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom (CSC).

This document outlines the terms and conditions of Commonwealth Shared Scholarships offered by the CSC for citizens of developing Commonwealth countries in 2017. These scholarships are funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), with the aim of contributing to the UK's international development aims and wider overseas interests, supporting excellence in UK higher education, and sustaining the principles of the Commonwealth.

For information about the other scholarships and fellowships offered by the CSC, visit www.dfid.gov.uk/cscuk. For information about Commonwealth Scholarships offered by other Commonwealth countries, visit www.acu.ac.uk/scholarships/commonwealth-scholarships/about-csfp

The CSC's Secretariat is provided by the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), which is responsible for all matters concerning selection, academic studies, and evaluation. The British Council is responsible for supporting award holders in their home countries before and after their awards.

COMMONWEALTH SHARED SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarships for Master's study for students from developing countries who would not otherwise be able to study in the UK, jointly supported by UK universities.

Purpose: To contribute to development needs of Commonwealth countries by providing training for skilled and qualified professionals and academics who would not otherwise have been able to study in the UK.

Intended beneficiaries: High-quality postgraduate students who have not studied extensively overseas before, who would not otherwise have the opportunity to study in the UK, and who have the potential to enhance the development of their home countries with the knowledge and leadership skills they acquire.

Commonwealth Shared Scholarships are offered for selected taught Master's courses, and are usually tenable for one year only. These scholarships do not cover undergraduate courses, PhD study, or any pre-sessional English language teaching.

All applications must be submitted by 29 March 2017 at the latest. Each university has its own closing date for applications, and most are before 29 March 2017.

For Eligibility, Terms and conditions, Selection process & How to apply please refer the Website : Commonwealth Shared Scholarships

Commonwealth Shared Scholarships