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Commonwealth Scholarship In the United Kingdom

Commonwealth Scholarship In the United Kingdom

Commonwealth Scholarship in the United Kingdom




Online application is invited from Indian national for ‘2019 COMMONWEALTH SCHOLARSHIP TENABLE IN THE UNITED KINGDOM’ for pursuing Master’s & Doctoral degree programme commencing from September/October 2019. The Scholarships are offered by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC), UK for the following Scholarships only:


* Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships (for low and middle income Commonwealth countries)

*  Commonwealth PhD Scholarships (for low and middle income Commonwealth countries)


The information in respect of the scholarship is available on the Commonwealth Scholarship  Commission’s website: http://cscuk.dfid.gov.uk/apply/applicants/


Online applications:


Candidates are required to apply online at the following portals:

* Ministry of Human Resource Development portal by 10 th January, 2019.

Link for online application: http://proposal.sakshat.ac.in/scholarship/

* Commonwealth Scholarship Commission’s Electronic Application System (EAS) by 19.12.2018 by 16:00 (GMT)

Link for EAS: https://fs29.formsite.com/m3nCYq/form62/form_login.html



– It is compulsory for the applicant to apply on both the portals before their cut-off dates, failing which would make his/her candidature ineligible.
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Number of nomination:


52 nominations would to be made, out of which 13 nominations would be for PhD.

The specific terms and conditions in respect of Master’s and Ph.D. scholarships are available on the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission’s website at the following url:

Master’s:  Visit

PhD: Visit



(i) The candidates who have received the offer of admission, from any of the university listed with the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission are only eligible to apply. The list of university may be found at url: http://cscuk.dfid.gov.uk/apply/ukuniversities/part-funding/
(ii) The applicant must be a permanent resident in India.

(iii) The applicant must be available to start his/her academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September/October 2019

(iv) The applicant must NOT be registered for a PhD, or an MPhil leading to a PhD, at a UK university or India university or elsewhere before September/October 2019

(v) The applicant must not be able to afford to study in the UK without this scholarship. (Candidates are compulsorily required to sign a declaration that they do not have access to sufficient funds to study in the UK).

(vi) Candidates who have already been abroad for studies/training/ specialization either on scholarships or on their own, for a period exceeding six months are eligible to apply, if they have been in India for at least two consecutive years as on 10th January, 2019 after returning from abroad.


Minimum qualifications:


(i) For Master’s course:

One should have completed or is expected to complete the Bachelor Degree by October, 2019. The
academic qualification must have direct and applied relevance to the development theme selected by
the candidate.

(ii) For Ph.D. degree:-

One should have completed or is expected to complete the Master Degree/Qualifying Exam, by
October, 2019. The academic qualification must have direct and applied relevance to the development
theme selected by the candidate.




1. Candidates who do not possess the eligibility criteria need not apply.
2. Canvassing in any form will be a disqualification.
3. It is very important that applicants who are in employment to which they wish to return after completion of their studies in UK should have an assurance from their organization that on the final selection by the CSC, they will be granted sufficient leave to complete the study. In general, a candidate undertaking research for a Ph.D. can be expected to need 36/48 months’ study in the United Kingdom even though in the first instance, the award will only be offered for one or two years.
4. All announcements will be made available on the website of the Ministry of Human Resource Development i.e. www.mhrd.gov.in/scholarships .
5. The nominated candidates will be informed through e-mail and public notice on the Ministry’s website.


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