Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme

Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme

Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme

About Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme

 

Commonwealth Shared Scholarships are for candidates from least developed and lower middle income Commonwealth countries, for full-time Master’s study on selected courses, jointly supported by UK universities.

 

Funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) Commonwealth Shared 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 CSC development 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 information

 

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, or remotely if required, by the start of the UK academic year in September/October 2021

 

* By September 2021, hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) standard, or a second class degree and a relevant postgraduate qualification (usually a Master’s degree).

 

* Not have studied or worked for one (academic) year or more in a high income country

 

* Be unable to afford to study at a UK university without this scholarship

 

* Have provided all supporting documentation in the required format

 

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 FCDO guidance on reporting fraud.

 

The CSC is committed proactively to safeguard and promote the welfare of our beneficiaries, and to protect its staff, Commissioners, beneficiaries and all those with whom the CSC comes into contact. The CSC requires staff, members of the Commission, applicants for and recipients of CSC awards and suppliers to act consistently with its requirements for safeguarding. Applicants should note the CSC’s Safeguarding Policy which sets out the obligation for staff, members of the Commission, applicants for and recipients of CSC awards and suppliers to act consistently with its requirements for safeguarding.

 

Terms and Conditions

 

For full terms and conditions – including further details of the scholarship themes, value of the scholarship, and general conditions – see the Commonwealth Shared Scholarships 2021 terms and conditions.

 

Selection process

 

Each participating UK University will conduct its own recruitment process to select a specified number of candidates to be awarded Commonwealth Shared Scholarships. Universities must put forward their selected candidates to the CSC in May 2021. The CSC will then confirm that these candidates meet the eligibility criteria for this scheme. Universities will inform candidates of their results in July 2021.

 

Applications will be considered according to the following selection criteria:

 

* Academic merit of the candidate
* Potential impact of the study on the development of the candidate’s home country.

 

For further details, see the Commonwealth Shared Scholarships 2021 selection criteria

 

All applications must be submitted by 16.00 (GMT) on 9 April 2021 at the latest.

 

For more details refer the Official Publihser:
https://cscuk.fcdo.gov.uk/scholarships/commonwealth-shared-scholarships/

 

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