Commonwealth Masters Scholarships 2022-23: The UK Government through the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), welcomes applications from eligible individuals for the fully-funded Commonwealth Masters Scholarships to study in the United Kingdom.
The scholarship allows students from low and middle-income countries of commonwealth affiliation to enroll for a full-time Master’s program in the UK on full sponsorship. Students are usually picked through nominating bodies and are advised to follow instructions to apply.
Scholarship Sponsor(s): Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO).
Scholarships tests hold at Universities in the UK.
Type: Fully Funded Scholarships.
Scholarship level: Masters Study Programs
Available Slots: Several.
Scholarship Worth: Please see scholarship value and benefits within
Nationality: Commonwealth countries
Commonwealth Masters Scholarships 2022-23 | DETAILS
Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships are funded by the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) and enable talented and motivated individuals to gain the knowledge and skills required for sustainable development. Moreover, they are for those who could not otherwise afford to study in the UK. These scholarships are offered under six 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
There are eligibility conditions applicants must meet to apply for the Commonwealth Masters Scholarships 2022-23 for Low-Income Country Students to Study in the UK. 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.
Also, 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 2022
By September 2022, hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) honors standard, or a second class degree (2:2) and relevant postgraduate qualification (usually a Master’s degree). The CSC would not fund a second UK Master’s degree. If you are applying for a second UK Master’s degree, you will justify why you wish to undertake this study.
Be unable to afford to study in the UK without this scholarship
Have provided all supporting documentation in the required format
Candidates will need to present proof of English Language ability.
Country/Candidate Eligibility: Applicants should be from any of these commonwealth countries; Antigua and Barbuda; Bangladesh; Belize; Botswana; Cameroon; Dominica; Eswatini; Fiji; Ghana; Grenada; Guyana; India; Jamaica; Kenya; Kiribati; Lesotho; Malawi; Malaysia; Mauritius; Montserrat; Mozambique; Namibia; Nauru; Nigeria; Pakistan; Papua New Guinea; Rwanda; Samoa; Sierra Leone; Solomon Islands; South Africa; Sri Lanka; St Helena; St Lucia; also, St Vincent and the Grenadines; Tanzania; The Gambia; Tonga; Tuvalu; Uganda; Vanuatu and Zambia.
Scholarship Value and Benefits
Each scholarship provides:
Approved airfare from your home country to the UK and return at the end of your award (the CSC will not reimburse the cost of fares for dependants, nor the cost of journeys made before your award is confirmed)
Approved tuition fees.
Stipend (living allowance) at the rate o £1,133 per month, or £1,390 per month for those at universities in the London metropolitan area (rates quoted at 2020-2022 levels).
Warm clothing allowance, where applicable Thesis grant towards the cost of preparing a thesis or dissertation, where applicable
Study travel grant towards the cost of study-related travel within the UK or overseas. If you are widowed, divorced, or a single parent, you get a child allowance of £485 per month for the first child, and £120 per month for the second and third child under the age of 16 _ especially if you live with your children and they are living with you at the same address in the UK (rates quoted at 2020-2022 levels).
Note that candidates will pass through nominating bodies, and applications will generally depend on the following selection criteria:
Academic merit of the candidate
Quality of the plan of study
Potential impact on the development of the candidate’s home country
Commonwealth Masters Scholarships 2022-23: Application Procedures
How-to-Apply: Interested and eligible applicants for the Commonwealth Masters Scholarships 2022-23 must apply to one of the following nominating bodies in the first instance – the CSC does not accept direct applications for these scholarships:
National nominating agencies– this is the main route of application
All applications must go through one of these nominating bodies. Each nominating body is responsible for its selection process and may have additional eligibility criteria. You must check with your nominating body for their specific advice and rules for applying. Also, you will ascertain the eligibility criteria and their closing date for applications.
You must make your application using the CSC’s online application system, in addition to any other application that you need to complete by your nominating body. The CSC will not accept any applications that are not submitted via the online application system.
Please, note that the CSC does not require candidates to apply for any of its scholarships or fellowships online. Also, it does not charge organizations to nominate candidates.
Applications must be submitted by 16:00 (GMT) on 1 November 2021. References must be submitted by 16:00 (GMT) on 22 November 2021. The nomination deadline is 22 December 2021.