Commonwealth PhD Scholarships (for least developed countries and fragile states)
Commonwealth postgraduate scholarships are available to candidates from a limited number of countries classified by the Commonwealth Scholarships Commission (CSC) as least developed and fragile.
Funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), 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.
Students must apply well in advance through the Commonwealth Scholarship Agency in their home country. Each Agency will have their own internal deadlines prior to the final Commonwealth Scholarship Commission deadline.
This award provides academic fees and maintenance.
Closing Date for Application forms 16:00 (GMT) Monday 1 November 2021
The award is offered to scholars pursuing study under six CSC Development themes:
- Science and technology for development
- Strengthening health systems and capacity
- Promoting global prosperity
- Strengthening global peace, security and governance
- Strengthening resilience and response to crises
- Access, inclusion and opportunity
For information on:
- Eligible nations
- Rate of maintenance grant
- Additional provisions of the scholarship
- Selection criteria
Please visit the Commonwealth Scholarships Commission website.
How to apply
Stage 1 – first of all apply for a research place of study by completing a study application form.
Stage 2 – Once you are in receipt of your 9 digit Student Application ID, complete the application process as directed by the Commonwealth Scholarships Commission’s website.
Please note that, due to the large volume of applications, the Postgraduate Scholarships Office will not enter into any correspondence regarding the progress of an application until the outcome is known.
Applicants to research degree programmes should normally have at least a first class or an upper second class British Bachelors Honours degree (or equivalent) in an appropriate discipline. The criteria for entry for some research degrees may be higher, for example, several faculties, also require a Masters degree. Applicants are advised to check with the relevant School prior to making an application. Applicants who are uncertain about the requirements for a particular research degree are advised to contact the School or Graduate School prior to making an application.
English language requirements
The minimum English language entry requirement for research postgraduate research study is an IELTS of 6.0 overall with at least 5.5 in each component (reading, writing, listening and speaking) or equivalent. The test must be dated within two years of the start date of the course in order to be valid. Some schools and faculties have a higher requirement.
For further information please contact Postgraduate Scholarships
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