Funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), this scholarship is offered by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK (CSC).
The scholarship programme supports six development themes:
- Science and technology for development
- Strengthening health systems and capacity
- Promoting global prosperity
- Strengthening global peace, security and governance
- Strengthening resilience and response to crises
- Access, inclusion and opportunity.
The Commonwealth Shared Scholarship is available for students from least developed and lower middle income Commonwealth countries for full time study on the International Communications and Development MA for 2021/22.
To apply for these scholarships, you 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/October 2021
- By September 2021, hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) standard, or a second class degree and a relevant postgraduate qualification (usually a Master’s degree). The CSC typically does not fund a second UK Master’s degree. If you are applying for a second UK Master’s degree, you will need to provide justification as to why you wish to undertake this study
- Not have studied or worked for one (academic) year or more in a high income country
- Be unable to afford to study in the UK without this scholarship.
Application and deadline
The full application schedule for entry in the 2021/22 academic year has yet to be announced. When open, applications must be made on the Commonwealth Scholarship website, which will also publish updates and full information on the process for applying.