Commonwealth PhD Scholarships (for low and middle income countries)

Commonwealth PhD Scholarships are for candidates from low and middle income Commonwealth countries, for full-time doctoral study at a UK university.

Funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), Commonwealth PhD Scholarships enable talented and motivated individuals to gain the knowledge and skills required for sustainable development, and are aimed at those who could not otherwise afford to study in the UK. These scholarships are offered under six themes:

  1. Science and technology for development
  2. Strengthening health systems and capacity
  3. Promoting global prosperity
  4. Strengthening global peace, security and governance
  5. Strengthening resilience and response to crises
  6. Access, inclusion and opportunity

Applications for 2018 Commonwealth PhD Scholarships are closed.

The deadline for receipt of references, supporting statements and endorsements is 22 March 2018 (23.29 GMT).

Information on 2019 Commonwealth PhD Scholarships will be available on this page in August 2018.

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