Commonwealth Shared Scholarships – information for UK universities

Commonwealth Shared Scholarships are offered for citizens of developing Commonwealth countries. These scholarships are funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), with the aim of contributing to the UK’s international development aims and wider overseas interests, supporting excellence in UK higher education, and sustaining the principles of the Commonwealth.

Purpose: To contribute to development needs of Commonwealth countries by providing training for skilled and qualified professionals and academics who would not otherwise have been able to study in the UK.

Intended beneficiaries: High-quality postgraduate students who have not studied extensively overseas before, who would not otherwise have the opportunity to study in the UK, and who have the potential to enhance the development of their home countries with the knowledge and leadership skills they acquire.

Commonwealth Shared Scholarships support Master’s study for students from developing countries who would not otherwise be able to study in the UK, jointly supported by UK universities. Courses should be developmental in nature and able to demonstrate an immediate development impact.

Commonwealth Shared Scholarships 2018 bidding guidance – this is provided for information purposes only; details are subject to change for 2019

Enquiries?

Enquiries from UK universities only about Commonwealth Shared Scholarships should be sent to shared.scholarships@cscuk.org.uk. General enquiries about applying for Commonwealth Scholarships or Fellowships sent to this email address will not be answered; please use the Contact us form instead.

Please note that the CSC does not charge candidates to apply for any of its scholarships or fellowships through its Electronic Application System (EAS), and it does not charge organisations to nominate candidates.

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