Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Commonwealth Shared Scholarships for Master’s Courses in UK, 2018

Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom (CSC) in partnership with UK universities offers Commonwealth Shared Scholarships for students from developing Commonwealth countries. Shared Scholarships are usually tenable for one-year Master’s courses only.
The purpose of the scholarship is to contribute to development needs of Commonwealth countries by providing training for skilled and qualified professionals and academics who would not otherwise have been able to study in the UK.
The Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) is one of the largest and most prestigious scholarship schemes for international study in the world. Since it was established in 1959, around 30,000 individuals have benefited – 25,000 of them have held awards funded by the UK government, managed by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom (CSC).If applicants require a Tier 4 visa to come to the UK to study, they may be required to take an approved English language test and/or be screened for tuberculosis for your visa application. These regulations are subject to change at any time.

Scholarship Description:

  • Application Deadline: April 17, 2018
  • Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing master’s degree program at UK Institutions.
  • Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded to study subjects related to the development of their home country at participating UK universities only.
  • Scholarship Award: Shared Scholarships are jointly funded by the CSC and participating UK universities. Each Scholarship provides:
    • Approved airfare from your home country to the UK and return at the end of your award (arranged by the university; funded by the CSC)
    • Approved tuition and examination fees (funded by the CSC)
    • Stipend (living allowance) at the rate of £1,043 per month, or £1,279 per month for those studying at universities in the London metropolitan area (rates quoted at 2016-2017 levels) (paid and funded by the university)
    • Warm clothing allowance (paid and funded by the university)
    • Study travel grant towards the costs of study-related travel within the UK or overseas (claimed from and paid by the university; funded by the CSC)
    • Excess baggage allowance, up to an annual approved limit, when returning home (claimed from and paid by the university; funded by the CSC)
  • Number of Scholarships: Not given
  • Nationality: Developing Commonwealth countries
  • Scholarship can be taken in the UK

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