Deadline: April 1, 2016
Location: United Kingdom
UK Department for International Development (DFID) is inviting applicants to participate in Commonwealth Shared Scholarships for Master’s and PhD study in the UK with the aim to contribute to the UK’s international development aims and wider overseas interests, supporting excellence in UK higher education, and sustaining the principles of the Commonwealth.
The purpose of Commonwealth Shared Scholarships is to contribute to development needs of Commonwealth countries by providing training for skilled and qualified professionals and academics that would not otherwise have been able to study in the UK.
To apply for these scholarships, applicant must:
- Be a Commonwealth citizen, refugee, or British protected person
- Be permanently resident in a developing Commonwealth country
- Be available to start your academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September/October 2016
- By August 2016, hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) honours standard
- Not have studied or worked for one (academic) year or more in a developed country
- Be unable, either yourself or through your family, to pay to study in the UK
All applications must be submitted by 23.59 (BST) on 1 April 2016 at the latest. Each university has its own closing date for applications, and most fall before 1 April 2016. You must submit your application by the date advised by your UK university. Interested applicants must apply through the Electronic Application System as indicated on the website.
Each participating UK university will conduct its own recruitment process to select a specified number of candidates for Shared Scholarships. Universities must put forward their selected candidates to the CSC by 29 April 2016. The CSC will then confirm that these candidates meet the eligibility criteria for this scheme. Universities will inform candidates of their results by July 2016.
All enquiries about these scholarships should be directed to the university to which you wish to apply.
For full terms and conditions, see the Commonwealth Shared Scholarships 2016 prospectus.