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. Full details are available on the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme website.

Scholarships are for one-year, full-time, campus-based, taught, Masters study. Details of the scheme for 2018 will be published as soon as they are available. 

Eligibility and selection criteria

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 Commonwealth Countries

To be eligible for the scholarship you must be a permanent resident of a developing Commonwealth country.


To submit an application, please see the Commonwealth Scholarships website.