Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships

Expires on: 05/24/2024

The Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships (QECS)  offer a unique opportunity to study a two-year Master’s degree in a low or middle-income Commonwealth country.

Aimed at students who are committed to creating change in their communities, the scholarships are a life-changing opportunity to experience a new country and culture, to broaden horizons, and to build a global network that will last a lifetime.

Through cultural exchange and academic collaboration, Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholars help bring about positive change and find solutions to the shared challenges we face – both in their home countries and those that host them. As an active part of the Commonwealth network, scholars will help shape its future.

Each year there are two opportunities to apply for QECS – cycle 1 opens in November/December and cycle 2 opens in March/April. You only need to submit one application, but you are welcome to apply more than once if there is another country you are interested in studying in.

What does the scholarship cover?
Fully-funded tuition fees
Living allowance (stipend) for duration of award
Return economy flights to host country
One-off arrival allowance
Research Support Grant (on request only; subject to approval)
We strongly advise all applicants to read the the application guidance and FAQs pages before starting an application.

Applications for cycle 2 are now open and will close on 24 May 2024.

How to apply
Look through the list of countries and universities hosting scholarships in this cycle.
Visit the relevant university website for more information on your chosen course 
Complete and submit a QECS application for your chosen university/course by clicking the ‘Apply now’ button. Once you’ve clicked apply, you’ll be directed to a log in page. If you don’t already have a myACU account, click get ‘get started’ in the right hand corner of the page to start your application.

Submit an application to your chosen university for admission to your chosen course.

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