Commonwealth is offering postgraduate scholarship opportunities to citizens of developing countries. Selected candidates for these scholarships will have opportunity to obtain their Masters and PhD study in the UK. The scholarships are sponsored by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), purposely to contribute to the UK’s international development objectives and wider overseas interests, supporting and maintaining excellence both in UK higher education and that of other Commonwealth countries, and as well sustaining the core principles of the Commonwealth. The Commonwealth Scholarships for Developing Countries at Durham University is an opportunity one must not miss.
Durham University, England.
Levels and fields of study
All taught Masters, PhD programmes and professional development. MBA programmes are not included. The scholarships are for full-time studies.
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Students from all developing Commonwealth countries. The developing Commonwealth countries include: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, British Virgin Islands, Cameroon, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Fiji, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Montserrat, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guineas, Pitcairn, Rwanda, St Helena, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tristan da Cunha, Turks and Caicos, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Western Samoa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
Scholarship value and inclusion
Selected applicants will receive:
- 12 months support towards completion of a full-time taught postgraduate qualification at an eligible UK institution.
- Up to 36 months support towards completion of a full-time doctoral postgraduate qualification at an eligible UK institution.
The scholarships cover the supposed tuition fees of successful candidates throughout the normal study duration all the programmes.
For you to be considered eligible to apply for this scholarship, you must:
- Be a national of any of the Commonwealth developing countries listed above.
- Complete both your academic application to the University and the online Commonwealth Scholarship application form in full.
For your application to be considered, you must strictly follow the following application instructions:
- Submit your academic application to Durham University. When completing this application, you must indicate your intention to apply for a Commonwealth Scholarship in the funding section of the academic application.
- Submit your online scholarship application through either of the following websites:
- https://cscuk.fcdo.gov.uk/apply/masters-scholarships/ for Master’s Scholarships.
- https://cscuk.fcdo.gov.uk/apply/phd-scholarships-least-developed-countries-and-fragile-states/ for PhD Scholarships.
Application deadline are to be announced by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission.
Applicants are advised to visit the Scholarship Official Website for more information about the Commonwealth Scholarships for Developing Countries at Durham University: https://www.durham.ac.uk/study/scholarships/commonwealth-scholarships-for-developing-countries/
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