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CommonWealth Master's Degree Scholarship for Developing Countries



Commonwealth Scholarships for Master’s degree study  is offered to international students(citizens) from commonwealth developing countries to study in the UK. 
The common wealth scholarships are funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) to aid students.

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Scholarship Description

Scholarship Course Level
Scholarship Study in a Master's Degree

Scholarship Field(s) of Study
Masters Degree Programme under six themes:

Science and technology for development
Strengthening health systems and capacity
Promoting global prosperity
Strengthening global peace, security and governance
Strengthening resilience and response to crises
Access, inclusion and opportunity

Scholarships Numbers
Not specified

Students Scholarship Target:
Scholarship is provided for students from common wealth countries or students whom have been granted refugee status by an eligible Commonwealth country,


Scholarship Award and value

Each Scholarship provides airfare to and from United Kingdom, tuition and examination fees, stipend, thesis grant (if applicable), initial arrival allowance, among others. Please see the 2018 Commonwealth Scholarship Terms and Conditions for full scholarship benefits.

Scholarship Application Deadline/Closure:

Scholarship Application deadline is December, 19 2018

Host Institution(s)
You should apply to study at a UK university which has a part funding agreement with the CSC. View a full list of UK universities with part funding agreements


Scholarship Eligibility

Students applying for this master's scholarships are to met this eligiblity;

  • Students are to be citizen of or have been granted refugee status by an eligible Commonwealth country, or be a British Protected Person.

  • Students applying are to be  permanently resident in an eligible Commonwealth country

  • Applying Student is required to be available to start your academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September/October 2019.

  • By October 2019, hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) honours standard, or a second class degree and a relevant postgraduate qualification (usually a Master’s degree). The CSC would not normally 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.

  • Be unable to afford to study in the UK without this scholarship.

Scholarship Application Procedure:

Note:These Master's scholarship by CSC does not accept direct Scholarship applications for these scholarship. 

  • All Students applications are to  be made through any of the nominating bodies; national nominating agencies (this is the main route of application) or selected non-governmental organisations and charitable bodies.

  • Each nominating body is responsible for its own selection process. You must check with your nominating body for their specific advice and rules for applying, their own eligibility criteria, and their own closing date for applications.

  • You must make your application using the CSC’s Electronic Application System (EAS), in addition to any other application form that you are required to complete by your nominating body. All applications, including full transcripts detailing all your higher education qualifications (with certified translations if not in English), must be submitted by 16:00 (GMT) on 19 December 2018 at the latest.

  • It is important to read the 2019 Commonwealth Scholarship and Conditions and visit the official website (link found below) to access the EAS system and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Scholarship Application Website:

The Master's degree scholarship application link is

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