Commonwealth PhD Scholarships

Commonwealth PhD Scholarships (for low and middle income countries)

Commonwealth PhD Scholarships

Commonwealth PhD Scholarships (for low and middle income countries)

Commonwealth PhD Scholarships are for candidates from low and middle income Commonwealth countries, for full-time doctoral study at a UK university.

Funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), Commonwealth PhD Scholarships enable talented and motivated individuals to gain the knowledge and skills required for sustainable development, and are aimed at those who could not otherwise afford to study in the UK. These scholarships are offered under six themes:

1. Science and technology for development

2. Strengthening health systems and capacity

3. Promoting global prosperity

4. Strengthening global peace, security and governance

5. Strengthening resilience and response to crises

6. Access, inclusion and opportunity

Eligibility

To apply for these scholarships, you must:

* Be a citizen of or have been granted refugee status by an eligible Commonwealth country, or be a British Protected Person

* Be permanently resident in an eligible Commonwealth country

* Be available to start your academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September/October 2018

* By October 2018, 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)

* NOT be registered for a PhD, or an MPhil leading to a PhD, at a UK university before September/October 2018

* Be unable to afford to study in the UK without this scholarship

* The CSC aims to identify talented individuals who have the potential to make change. We are committed to a policy of equal opportunity and non-discrimination, and encourage applications from a diverse range of candidates. For further information on the support available to candidates with a disability, see the CSC disability support statement.

* The CSC is committed to administering and managing its scholarships and fellowships in a fair and transparent manner. For further information, see the CSC anti-fraud policy and the DFID guidance on reporting fraud.

For more details please refer the Website : http://cscuk.dfid.gov.uk/apply/phd-scholarships-low-middle-income-countries/

Commonwealth PhD Scholarships