Commonwealth Scholarships for Candidates from Low and Middle-Income Countries in UK, 2020

Commonwealth Scholarships for Candidates from Low and Middle-Income Countries in UK, 2020

Application Deadline: October 30, 2019

Brief Description

University or Organization: UK Department for International Development

Department: NA

Course Level: Postgraduate degree

Award: Varies

Access Mode: Online

Number of Awards: 750 bursaries are available

Nationality: Students from low and middle-income countries

The award can be taken in the UK


Eligible Countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Bangladesh, Belize, Botswana, Cameroon, Dominica, Eswatini, Fiji, The Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Mauritius, Montserrat, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Samoa, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, St Helena, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Tanzania, Tonga, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Zambia.

Acceptable Course or Subjects: Postgraduate degree in any subject offered by the university

Admissible Criteria: The applicant must 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 an eligible Commonwealth country.

Candidate must be available to start your academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September/October 2020 and provide justification as to why you wish to undertake this study.

Applicant must be unable to afford to study in the UK without this application and have provided all supporting documentation in the required format.

How to Apply

For being engaged in this educational program, aspirants are needed to take affirmation in the master’s degree coursework at any UK university.  After being admitted, seekers can access the award application form. Before access, the application form candidates are advised to view the application form document.

Further Information

Supporting Documents: Provide justification as to why you wish to study for a second Master’s, list of any academic or professional prizes, awards, or distinctions that are relevant to your application, proof of citizenship or refugee status, transcripts and references from at least two individuals.

Admission Requirements: You need to hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) honors standard, or a second class degree (2:2) and relevant postgraduate qualification (usually a Master’s degree).

Language Requirements: Seekers need to demonstrate their English language skills.


Each scholarship provides:

Approved airfare from your home country to the UK and return at the end of your award (the CSC will not reimburse the cost of fares for dependants, nor the cost of journeys made before your award is confirmed)

Approved tuition fees

Stipend (living allowance) at the rate of £1,110 per month, or £1,362 per month for those at universities in the London metropolitan area (rates quoted at 2019-2020 levels).

Warm clothing allowance, where applicable

Thesis grant towards the cost of preparing a thesis or dissertation, where applicable

Study travel grant towards the cost of study-related travel within the UK or overseas

If you are widowed, divorced, or a single parent, child allowance of £476 per month for the first child, and £117 per month for the second and third child under the age of 16, if you are accompanied by your children and they are living with you at the same address in the UK (rates quoted at 2019-2020 levels).

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