Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships support candidates to study Master’s degree courses that are either offered in partnership with universities in developing countries, or delivered directly by UK institutions.
2015 Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships are being offered for the following Master’s courses. Full details of these courses and the application process must be obtained from the relevant institution, via the links below.
- MSc in Palliative Medicine and Care (available to applicants from Bangladesh, India, and Sri Lanka only)
Leeds Beckett University
- MSc Public Health Promotion (available to applicants from Ghana only)
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
- MSc Clinical Trials
- MSc Epidemiology
- MSc Global Health Policy
- MSc Infectious Diseases
- MSc Public Health
London South Bank University
- MSc Development Management (available to applicants from Kenya and Uganda only)
- MSc Environmental Management (available to applicants from Kenya only)
Royal Veterinary College
SOAS, University of London
- MSc Poverty Reduction: Policy and Practice (available to applicants from Pakistan only)
UCL Institute of Education
- MA Education and International Development (available to applicants from Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda only)
University of Edinburgh
- One Health, One Medicine programmes: MSc International Animal Health, MSc Global Health and Infectious Disease, MSc Biodiversity, Wildlife and Ecosystem Health, MSc Conservation Medicine
- Global Health: Innovation and Education: eMPH Master of Public Health, MSc Global Health: Non-Communicable Diseases, MSc Clinical Education, MSc Global Challenges, MSc Digital Education, MSc Paediatric Emergency Medicine, MSc Global eHealth
University of Manchester
- MPH Public Health and Primary Care (available to applicants from Nigeria and Tanzania only)
University of Nottingham
- MA Education (Flexible) (available to applicants from southern India, Malawi, Mauritius, Namibia, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zambia only)
- PGCEi Post Graduate Certificate of Education International (available to applicants from southern India, Malawi, Mauritius, Namibia, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zambia only)
University of Oxford
University of Southampton
University of St Andrews
University of Stirling
- MSc Dementia Studies (available to applicants from Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka only)
University of Strathclyde
- MSc Finance (available to applicants from Tanzania only)
- LLM Information Technology and Telecommunications Law
- LLM Internet Law and Policy
To be eligible for a Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarship, you must:
- be a citizen of a developing Commonwealth country, refugee, or British protected person
- be permanently resident in a developing Commonwealth country
- normally hold a first degree of upper second-class standard, or higher qualification. In certain cases, we will consider a lower qualification and sufficient relevant experience
See Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships 2015 prospectus for further details.
How to apply
You must complete your application for a Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarship using our Electronic Application System (EAS).
Full help on how to apply using the EAS is provided in our guides, which should be read in full before making any attempt to use the EAS.
The deadline for applications is 23:59 (GMT) on 15 May 2015.