Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships for Low and Middle-income Countries 2021

Applications are welcome for the 2021 Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships for least developed, low, and lower-middle-income countries.

The Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships are for candidates from eligible lower and upper-middle-income Commonwealth countries, to undertake full-time taught Master’s study at a UK university. Commonwealth Master’s 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. These scholarships are offered under six 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.

The scholarship covers:

  • Approved tuition fees
  • Living allowance at the rate of £1,116 per month
  • Approved airfare from home country to the UK and return at the end of the award
  • 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.

To apply for these scholarships, an applicant must:

  • Hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) honors standard, or a second-class degree (2:2)
  • 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
  • NOT be registered for an MSc at a UK university or in his/her home country before September/October 2021
  • Be available to start his/her academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September 2021
  • Be unable to afford to study in the UK without this scholarship
  • Have provided all supporting documentation in the required format.
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Application Process

To apply for this scholarship, applicants must include the following in their application

  • Proof that you are a citizen or have refugee status of an eligible Commonwealth country
  • a copy of your valid passport (or national ID card) showing your photograph, date of birth, and country of citizenship uploaded to the online application system
  • Full transcripts detailing all higher education qualifications including to-date transcripts for any qualifications he/she is currently studying
  • Two letters of references– submitted directly by the referees to the online application system.

Deadline: January 18, 2021.

For more information and application, visit the official site.

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