2020 Commonwealth Shared Scholarships to study in UK | Apply here

Registration for the 2020 Commonwealth Shared Scholarships to study in United Kingdom has started; interested and qualified applicants should apply.  Are you a student and you want to study in UK?  Is your country eligible or listed among the Commonwealth countries below? This is your opportunity, enroll now and get the chance to study in the United Kingdom. See details below.

In this article, you will be guided on how to apply for the 2020 Commonwealth Shared Scholarships; we will give you guidelines, procedures, qualifications and requirements on how you can make a successful registration. You will also see if your country is eligible for this scholarship.

More about the Commonwealth Shared Scholarships

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.

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The CommonWealth Shared Scholarships was Funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), 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.

Categories of the Commonwealth Shared Scholarships

  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

Requirements for 2020 Commonwealth Shared Scholarships

  • 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 2020
  • By September 2020, 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 typically does not 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
  • Be unable to afford to study in the UK without this scholarship

Eligible Countries that can apply for 2020 Commonwealth Shared Scholarships

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

Selection Method for Successful Beneficiaries

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 March 2020. The CSC will then confirm that these candidates meet the eligibility criteria for this scheme. Universities will inform candidates of their results by July 2020.

How to apply for 2020 Commonwealth Shared Scholarships

Apply via http://cscuk.dfid.gov.uk/apply/

You can apply to study one of the taught Master’s courses offered in the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship scheme. These scholarships do not cover undergraduate courses, PhD study, or any pre-sessional English language teaching, and are usually tenable for one year only. View a full list of eligible courses.

Closing date

All applications must be submitted by 16.00 (GMT) on 18 December 2019 at the latest.

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 terms and conditions 2020.

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