Scholarship nameCommonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme
Sponsored organizationUK Department for International Development (DFID) in collaboration with UK universities
Host instituteParticipating universities (See list: https://cscuk.fcdo.gov.uk/commonwealth-shared-scholarships-2021-eligible-courses/)
Scholarship Amount$Fully funded
Scholarship DurationOne Year
Student Country of OriginBangladesh, Cameroon, Eswatini, The Gambia, Ghana, India, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Samoa, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Zambia
The Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme is a joint initiative between the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and UK universities to jointly support scholarships for students from developing Commonwealth countries who would not otherwise be able to study in the United Kingdom. Commonwealth Shared Scholarships are for candidates from least developed and lower middle income Commonwealth countries, for full-time Master’s study on selected courses, jointly supported by UK universities. The scholarships do not cover undergraduate courses, PhD study, or any pre-sessional English language teaching.
These scholarships are offered under six themes:
access, inclusion and opportunity; promoting global prosperity; science and technology for development; strengthening global peace, security and governance; strengthening health systems and capacity; strengthening resilience and response to crises.
The scholarships are open to nationals of least developed and lower middle income Commonwealth countries.
Each Scholarship provides approved tuition and examination fees, approved airfare from your home country to the UK and return at the end of your award, stipend at the rate of £1,116 per month, or £1,369 per month for those studying at universities in the London metropolitan area (rates quoted at 2020-2021 levels), warm clothing allowance, thesis grant, study travel grant, and excess baggage allowance, etc.
The scholarships are usually tenable for one year only.