2023 common wealth scholarship

Fully Funded Commonwealth Scholarships for Developing Countries in United Kingdom 2023

SCHOLARSHIPS

This is to bring to the general public that applications for Fully Funded Commonwealth Scholarships for Developing Countries in United Kingdom for the year 2023 session is now open. The scholarship is opened to all nations.

Deadline: 18th October, 2022 Providers: UK Department for International Development (DFID)
Funding Types: Fully Funded Scholarship Study in: UK
Subjects: All Subjects Study Level: Masters and PhD

About the Scholarship

Every year, citizens of Commonwealth developing countries have the option to apply for UK Commonwealth Scholarships to study at the Master’s and PhD levels in the UK.

In order to advance UK interests overseas and international development goals, enhance quality in UK higher education, and uphold Commonwealth principles, the UK Department for International Development (DFID) is financing these scholarships.

Benefits of the Scholarship

The university will supply all of the following:

  • Airfare, as allowed, from your country of origin to the UK and return at the end of your grant (the CSC will not reimburse the cost of fares for dependents, nor usually the cost of journeys made before your award is finally confirmed)
  • The permitted prices for exams and tuition
  • Stipend (living allowance)
  • A thesis grant to help with preparing a thesis or dissertation, as necessary.
  • If necessary, a budget for warm clothing.
  • Study travel funding to help with the expense of studying in the UK or abroad
  • When permitted, PhD students may get a fieldwork stipend to aid with the cost of conducting fieldwork overseas (often the cost of one round-trip ticket in economy class).
  • Those receiving PhDs are awarded UK Commonwealth Scholarships.
  • Unless you have previously secured a return ticket for fieldwork or have already claimed (or intend to claim) spouse and/or child allowances during your scholarship, airfare for a paid mid-term visit to your home country is required.
  • If you are accompanying your children and they are residing with you at the same address in the UK and you have children and are widowed, divorced, or a single parent, you are entitled to a child allowance of £529 per month for the first child and £131 per month for the second and third children under the age of 16. (rates quoted at current levels)

2023 common wealth scholarship

Scholarship Eligibility

Eligible courses: All courses

Eligible Countries: Africa Countries

Others

To be eligible for the Fully Funded Commonwealth Scholarships for Developing Countries, all applicants must fulfill the requirements listed below.

  • possessing citizenship, refugee status, or British Protected Person status from one of the eligible Commonwealth countries
  • becoming a citizen of a Commonwealth country on a permanent basis
  • be ready to start your academic studies in the UK by September 2023, the start of the new academic year.
  • by September 2023, hold a first degree with at least upper second class (2:1) honors, a second class degree (2:2), and an appropriate postgraduate degree (a Master’s degree).
  • be not enrolled in a PhD program or an MPhil that leads to a PhD in a UK university before September 2022.
  • not already be enrolled in a PhD program, an MPhil program leading to a PhD program, or a similar program, either domestically or abroad.
  • not already be enrolled in a PhD program, an MPhil program leading to a PhD program, or a similar program, either domestically or abroad.

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  • include at least one UK university on your application form that may endorse your supervision.
  • submitted the required auxiliary files in the required format.
  • be deserving of this scholarship but unable to pay to attend university in the UK.
  • possessing citizenship, refugee status, or British Protected Person status from one of the eligible Commonwealth countries
  • becoming a citizen of a Commonwealth country on a permanent basis
  • be ready to start your academic studies in the UK by September 2023, the start of the new academic year.
  • by September 2023, have earned a first degree with at least upper second class (2:1) honors or a second class degree (2:2) and a suitable postgraduate degree (typically a Master’s degree). The CSC rarely provides funding for a second Master’s degree in the UK. if you are applying for a second UK master’s degree.
  • you must provide justification for your desire to carry out this research.
  • before September 2023, you CANNOT be enrolled in a PhD program or an MPhil that leads to a PhD in a university in the UK or in your home country.
  • be deserving of this scholarship but unable to pay to attend university in the UK.
  • submitted the required auxiliary files in the required format.

READ MORE ABOUT THE SCHOLARSHIP HERE

For PhD applicants: Apply HERE

For MSc applicants: Apply HERE