Commonwealth Shared Scholarship

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Overview

Please Note applications will not open until Friday 23rd February 2018

The Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme is a joint initiative between the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (with funding from the Department for International Development), and UK universities, to support scholarships for students from developing Commonwealth countries who would not otherwise be able to study in the United Kingdom.

Successful students will benefit from their full tuition fees, return air fares to and from the UK and monthly stipend being met jointly by the University and the CSC. 

Criteria

Applications are open for candidates who meet the requirements of the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission. Full details of eligibility are available on their website.To apply for a Commonwealth Shared Scholarship, candidates must:

  • Be a citizen of or be granted refugee status from an eligible Commonwealth country, or be a British Protected Person
  • Be permanently and continually resident in an eligible Commonwealth country
  • Hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) standard, or lower second class level plus a Master’s degree. The CSC cannot assess work experience in lieu of this minimum academic qualification

The university must confirm that its candidates are sufficiently fluent in written and oral English to pursue their studies immediately, and ensure that they meet the English language requirement set by UK Visas and Immigration. Pre-sessional English language courses are not supported.

Candidates are required to sign an undertaking at the time of application that they:

  • Have not studied for one (academic) year or more in a high income (developed) country
  • Have not worked for one year or more in a high income (developed) country
  • Are themselves, or through their families, unable to pay to study in the UK (the university may be asked to state its procedures for verifying applicants’ financial status)
  • Will return to their home country within one month of the end date of their award

Liverpool Hope University Invites applications at Masters level in one of the following courses:

Selection process

Each participating UK University will conduct its own recruitment process to select a specified number of candidates for Shared Scholarships. Universities must put forward their selected candidates to the April of each year. The CSC will then confirm that these candidates meet the eligibility criteria for this scheme. Universities will inform candidates of their results by July time of each year. 

How to apply

You must make your application using the CSC's Electronic Application System (EAS). Click here for full information on how to use the EAS, including detailed guides.

Please note: you must also make your application to Liverpool Hope University for your preferred course by the deadline using the PGT Application Pack

Availability

We offer 2 CSS awards annually

Deadline

Liverpool Hope University deadline: 5pm (GMT) Tuesday 10th April 2018

Commonwealth EAS deadline: 5pm (GMT) Tuesday 17th April 2018

Deadline

Application will close on 10 April 2018

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