Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme

Scholarships that are awarded under this scheme are jointly funded by the Department for International Development (DFID), as part of the United Kingdom International Development programme for developing countries, and participating institutions in the UK.

Scholarships are for one-year, full-time, campus-based, taught, Masters study.

Eligibility and selection criteria

To be eligible for the scholarship you must be a permanent resident of a developing Commonwealth country, as defined on the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme website

Candidates are normally expected to hold a BSc or BA degree at either first class or upper second-class level. Candidates are expected to be fluent in written and oral English. Candidates who have already studied for one year or more in a developed country or who possess sufficient resources to self-fund are not eligible for a scholarship.

Eligible courses


To submit an application, please see the Commonwealth Scholarships website. The deadline is 29 March 2018.