Commonwealth Shared Scholarship 2019-2020

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Commonwealth Shared Scholarship scheme is aim at helping students from least developed and lower middle income Commonwealth countries around the world to study full-time Master’s courses in the United Kingdom.

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To be considered for Shared Commonwealth Scholarship, applicant are required to read the application guidelines, and duly follow all the necessary procedures carefully.

But before we proceed further, I will like to take you through a brief introduction of the Shared Commonwealth Scholarship—who are the driving forces behind it, who are the potential beneficiaries, and how it can foster career development.

Commonwealth Shared Scholarship

Financed by the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID), Commonwealth Shared Scholarship allow passionate and focus-driven students from least developed and lower middle income Commonwealth countries to pursue a full-time Mater’s degree on any selected courses of their choice.

Commonwealth Shared Scholarships is an initiative of Commonwealth of Nations—funded by the UK Department for International Development and jointly sponsored by the UK universities.

However, except you have very deep pockets—otherwise, this scholarship is for you, with an opportunity to study in the UK!

Also, another most important thing worth knowing is that Commonwealth Shared Scholarships are issued under six themes. So, candidates are expected to select just one theme they are more likely interested in.

The six Commonwealth Shared Scholarships themes are as follows:

  1. Strengthening resilience and response to crisis
  2. Access, inclusion and opportunity
  3. Science and technology for development
  4. Strengthening health systems and capacity
  5. Promoting global prosperity
  6. Strengthening global peace, security and governance

Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Eligibility

To be eligible for Commonwealth Shared Scholarship scheme, candidates are expected to adhere to all criteria listed below:

  • Must be unable to afford to study in the UK without this scholarship
  • Must be a citizen of or have been granted refugee status by an eligible Commonwealth country, or be a British Protected Person
  • Must be permanently resident in an eligible Commonwealth country
  • Must be available to start your academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September/October 2019
  • By October 2019, 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). The CSC would not normally fund a second UK Master’s degree. If you are applying for a second UK Master’s degree, you will need to provide justification as to why you wish to undertake this study.
  • Not have studied or worked for one (academic) year or more in a high income country

Eligible Countries

Bangladesh, Cameroon, Gambia, Ghana, Guyana, India, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Samoa, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Zambia

Commonwealth Shared Scholarships Course

  1. MA Global Development Futures
  2. MSc Integrated Management of Freshwater Environments
  3. MA Development and Global Health
  4. MSc Global Health Systems Theory and Policy
  5. MSc Global Public Health and Policy

Scholarship Value

Full tuition fee, flights and living stipend will be provided by the university at the rate set by the United Kingdom government.

Final Thoughts

Commonwealth Shared Scholarship scheme is solely for Master’s only. Do not rush to application page without figuring out whether you are eligible or not. Eligibility for Commonwealth Shared Scholarships depends on a very few key factors—as we have rightly pointed out, early on.

Application Page | Eligible Courses

Applications for Commonwealth Shared Scholarship 2019 are closed.

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