The Commonwealth Shared Scholarship

Academic year 2021
Paisley, Hamilton, Dumfries and Ayr, Scotland

Overview

The Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme is a joint initiative between the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission and UK universities to support students from developing Commonwealth countries to study full-time in the UK on a postgraduate Masters programme.

University of the West of Scotland is offering 7 awards for the 2021-22 academic year for the following programmes:

The scholarship covers:

  • Tuition fees
  • Maintenance/ living cost stipend
  • Return flights
  • Thesis grant
  • Study grant (if applicable)

Eligibility

To be eligible you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a citizen of or have been granted refugee status from an eligible Commonwealth country* or be a British Protected Person
  • Be permanently resident in an eligible Commonwealth country*
  • Be available to start your academic studies in the UK, by the start of the UK academic year in September 2021
  • By September 2021, hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) standard
  • Not have studied or worked for one (academic) year or more in a high-income country (as classified by the World Bank)
  • Be unable to afford to study in the UK without this scholarship

* ELIGIBLE COMMONWEALTH COUNTRIES

Kiribati
Lesotho
Malawi
Mozambique
Nigeria
Pakistan
Papua New Guinea
Rwanda
Sierra Leone
Solomon Islands
Sri Lanka
Tanzania
The Gambia
Tuvalu
Uganda
Vanuatu
Zambia

How to Apply

Applicants should first apply to University of the West of Scotland for one of the eligible MSc degrees. To be considered for a scholarship, applicants must hold an offer of study for the MSc they are applying for.

Applications for the scholarship should be made through the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission’s Electronic Application System (EAS):

The EAS will open for applications from 26th February 2021 and close at 16:00 GMT on 9 April 2021.

Deadline

Application will close on 09 April 2021

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