Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships for Developing Commonwealth Countries

DFID/UK Universities
Last date: 
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Country: 
Bangladesh
India
Jamaica
Pakistan
Rwanda
Sri Lanka
Tanzania
Zambia
Zimbabwe

Detailed Description

Brief description:

Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships are for candidates from least developed and lower middle income Commonwealth countries, for part-time Master’s study by distance learning on selected courses offered by UK universities.

Host Institution(s) and Online Courses offered:

See the list of eligible distance learning Master’s courses offered by participating UK institutions for 2018

Number of Scholarships:

Not specified.

Target group:

Nationals of Commonwealth Developing Countries

Scholarship value/inclusions:

The scholarships provide full tuition fees and all other compulsory costs of studying a UK Master’s course by distance learning. This includes the full cost of any residential components of a course.

Eligibility:

To apply for the scholarship, 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 a developing Commonwealth country
  • Hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) standard. A lower qualification and sufficient relevant experience may be considered in certain cases
  • Be unable to afford to study your chosen course without this scholarship.

Application instructions:

You must take the necessary steps to secure admission to your course at the same time as applying for a Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarship. When you submit your application, you must hold an offer to start your chosen course in the 2018-2019 academic year.  You must check with your chosen UK university for their specific advice, admission requirements, and rules for applying. Most universities may require you to complete their own admissions application form as well, which may have a separate closing date.

To apply for the Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarship, you must make your application using the CSC’s Electronic Application System (EAS), in addition to any other application that you are required to complete by your chosen university.. All applications must be submitted by 23:59 (BST) on 20 June 2018.

It is important to read the Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships 2018 Terms and Conditions and visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship. All enquiries about these scholarships should be directed to the university to which you wish to apply.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website:  http://cscuk.dfid.gov.uk/apply/distance-learning/