Commonwealth Scholarship And Fellowship Plan

About the Scholarship

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


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Postgraduate, Ph.D.





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Scholarship amount details

The scholarship will provide- economy return international travel tuition fee adequate maintenance and other allowances.


To apply for a Commonwealth Shared Scholarship, applicants  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

Be available to start your academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September 2022

By September 2022, hold a first degree of at least upper second-class (2:1) honours standard, or a lower second-class degree (2:2) and a relevant postgraduate qualification (usually a Master’s degree).

Not have studied or worked for one (academic) year or more in a high-income country

Be unable to afford to study at a UK university without this scholarship

Application process

Applicants must make their application using the CSC’s Electronic Application System (EAS)

Selection process

Each participating UK University conducts its own recruitment process to select a specified number of candidates for Shared Scholarships. They put forward their selected candidates in April each year. The CSC then confirms whether the selected students meet the eligibility criteria for this scheme, and they inform candidates of their results by July of each year

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