Are you a person of exceptional talent and recognizable potential? You have a dream studying in UK for a graduate program? Then apply for the 2023/24 Commonwealth Master’s Scholarship for Developing Countries.
Commonwealth Masters Scholarships they enable talented and motivated individuals to gain the knowledge and skills needed for sustainable development and are aimed at those who would otherwise not be able to afford to study in the UK.
Scholarship Sponsors: UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)
Scholarship Type: Full Financing
Host institutions: UK Universities
Scholarship Worth: See scholarship benefits (below)
Number of awards: enough
Level of education: Postgraduate (Master)
Nationality: Commonwealth countries
See also: Commonwealth Youth Awards 2022 for Excellence in Development Works
Commonwealth Masters Scholarships 2023/24 | Eligibility criteria
To be considered for Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships 2023/24, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Be a citizen or have been granted refugee status from an eligible Commonwealth country or be a British Protected Person
- Be a permanent resident of an eligible Commonwealth country
- Be available to start academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September 2023
- By September 2023, hold a first degree of at least an upper second class (2:1) or a second class degree (2:2) and a relevant postgraduate degree (usually a master’s degree)*. CSC would not normally fund a second postgraduate degree in the UK. If you are applying for a second Master’s degree in the UK, you will need to justify why you want to undertake this study
- You cannot afford to study in the UK without this scholarship
- Have submitted all supporting documents in the required format.
- Approved air ticket from your home country to the UK and return at the end of your award (CSC will not reimburse the cost of fares for dependents, nor the cost of travel undertaken before your award is confirmed)
- Approved fees: full fees are covered by an agreement between CSC and the UK university and scholars are not obliged to pay for any part of the fees
- Allowance (living allowance) at a rate of £1,236 per month or £1,516 per month for universities in the London metropolitan area (rates are at current levels)
- Warm clothing allowance, where applicable
- Dissertation grant for the cost of a thesis or dissertation, where applicable
- Study Travel Grant for travel costs related to studies within the UK or abroad
- If you have children and are widowed, divorced or a single parent, child benefit of £529 a month for the first child and £131 a month for the second and third children under 16 if you are accompanied by children and they live with you at the same address in United Kingdom (prices are at current levels)
- If you share that you have a disability, CSC will provide you with a full assessment of your needs and your eligibility for additional financial support.
Offered: Commonwealth Professional Fellowships 2022/23 (Fully Funded)
How to apply: Interested applicants for the 2023/24 Commonwealth Master’s Scholarship must complete an online application at CSC’s online application system. Applicants must apply to one of the following nominating agencies as well as to the CSC. Nominations will then submit candidates to the CSC.
- Proof that the applicant is a citizen or has refugee status in an eligible Commonwealth country: a copy of a valid passport (or national identity card) showing photograph, date of birth and country of citizenship
- Full transcripts detailing all higher education qualifications, including up to date transcripts for all courses currently being studied, with certified translations if not in English
- References by at least two people on institution letterhead.
Application deadline: 18 October 2022 at 16:00 GMT