Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme

The scholarships awarded under this scheme are jointly funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), as part of the United Kingdom International Development programme for developing countries, and participating institutions in the UK.

There will be seven awards available for 2023/2024, one for each of the following one-year, full-time, campus-based Masters courses:

Find out more about the scheme on the Commonwealth Scholarships website

How to apply

Applications for Commonwealth Shared Scholarships for the 2023/24 academic year are now open. The closing date for applications is 13 December 2022 at 4.00pm GMT. Applications for Commonwealth Shared Scholarships must be made using the CSC’s online application system.

In addition to applying for a Commonwealth Shared Scholarship via the CSC’s online application system, candidates will also need to apply and secure admission to study on one the University’s approved programmes before the end of June 2023.

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.

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