Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships enable talented and motivated individuals to gain the knowledge and skills required for sustainable development, and are aimed at those unable to study in the UK for financial and other reasons.
Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships are offered for citizens of certain 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.
Scholarships are offered under six 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
Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships provide
- Full cost of tuition fees
- Full residential and other compulsory costs of studying a UK Master’s course by distance learning
For further information, please visit the official link.
To be eligible for a Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarship, candidates should:
- Be a citizen of or have been granted refugee status by an eligible Commonwealth country, or be a British Protected Person
- Be permanently resident in a developing Commonwealth country
- Hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) standard. A lower qualification and sufficient relevant experience may be considered in certain cases.
- Be unable to afford to study the programme without this scholarship.
- The CSC aims to identify talented individuals who have the potential to make change.
Eligible Regions: Bangladesh, Cameroon, Eswatini, The Gambia, Ghana, Guyana, India, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Zambia
Apply through the given Apply Now link.
In order to apply following conditions must be maintained:
- You should apply to study one of the taught Master’s courses offered under the Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarship scheme. For full list of eligible courses visit the Official Link
- Applications must be made through your chosen university
- When submitting application, you must hold an offer to your chosen course in the 2018-2019 academic year
- You must also provide the details of at least one referee in your application
- You must make your application using the CSC’s application system
- You can apply for more than one course and/or to more than one university, but you may only accept one offer of a Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarship
Application Deadline: April 13, 2020 (27 Days Remaining)