Talented individuals with the capacity to have an influence on the world stage are awarded Commonwealth Scholarships.
Every year, some 800 students get the opportunity to pursue postgraduate degrees at UK universities as part of the UK’s continuous commitment to the Commonwealth.
A Commonwealth Scholarship may be the best option for you if you are from a Commonwealth nation, think you may change the world, but lack the financial means to pay for your education in the UK.
Commonwealth Scholarships: What are they?
Students from all over the Commonwealth who would not otherwise be able to afford to study in the UK are the target audience for the Commonwealth Scholarships program. Future innovators and leaders are supported by the program by providing money for postgraduate courses in a variety of study modalities.
The UK’s main scholarship program, which supports British aims for overseas development, is this storied award. In addition to assisting sustainable development abroad, it aims to draw exceptional talent to UK universities.
Who may apply?
You must be a citizen or legal resident of a Commonwealth nation in order to apply for a Commonwealth Scholarship. If you are a refugee or a British protected person, you will still be eligible.
Additionally, you must possess a bachelor’s degree with honors that is at least upper second class (2:1). You will also need the relevant master’s degree if you want to pursue a PhD.
Finally, without the scholarship, you must not be able to pay to attend school in the UK.
The requirements for each sort of fellowship and scholarship are different. The CSC website has additional details.
What sources of funding are available?
Most scholarships are fully financed, which means they will pay for your tuition, travel expenses to and from the UK, and a stipend to help you live while you are there.
How to apply
Depending on which scholarship you are applying for, you may need to apply through a National Nominating Agency, a university, or a Non-Governmental Organisation.
To find out how to apply for each of the scholarships, please visit the CSC apply page.