Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships for Low and Middle-Income Countries, 2020

UK Department for International Development (DFID) is pleased to offer Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships for Low and Middle-Income Countries.

These PhD fellowships are available for international candidates from low and middle-income Commonwealth countries, to spend up to 12 months at a UK university as part of their doctoral studies in their home country.

Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships, funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), enable talented and motivated individuals to gain the knowledge and skills required for sustainable development, and are aimed at those who could not otherwise afford to study in the UK.

Provided By: The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK (CSC) provides the main UK government scholarship scheme led by international development objectives. The CSC is an executive non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Department for International Development (DFID).

Key Details:

  • Award Amount: Fully-Funded
  • Number of Awards: 750
  • Study Level: PhD
  • Requirement: Must be from low and middle-income Commonwealth countries
  • Submission Categories: Online
  • Application Deadline: 16:00 (GMT) on 06 November 2019

Who May Enter:

To be eligible to apply, applicants must:

  • Citizens of developing 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, St Helena, St Lucia, St Vincent, and the Grenadines, Samoa, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, The Gambia, Tonga, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Zambia) can apply for these fellowships.
  • Applicants who are citizens of or have been granted refugee status by an eligible Commonwealth country, or be a British Protected Person
  • 12 months of study at a UK university as part of an applicant’s doctoral studies in their home country, starting in October 2020
  • Applicants who are registered (or will be registered by September 2020) for a PhD at a university in an eligible Commonwealth country
  • Study at a UK university with which your home university has an established institutional or departmental link.
  • Study at a UK university which has a part funding agreement with the CSC
  • Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there. Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.

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

Application Procedure:

To participate, you must make your application directly to the CSC using CSC’s online application system.  One application per applicant for these financial aid positions will be accepted.

Required Documents: Your application must include the following supporting documentation:

  • Proof of citizenship or refugee status: a copy of your valid passport (or national ID card) showing your photograph, date of birth, and country of citizenship or refugee status– uploaded to the online application system
  • Full transcripts detailing all your higher education qualifications (with certified translations if not in English) – uploaded to the online application system
  • Supporting statement from your supervisor at your home country university, highlighting current institutional links submitted directly by your supervisor to the online application system (supervisors will be sent an email request).
  • Supporting statements from your proposed supervisor at a UK university, highlighting current institutional links submitted directly by your supervisor to the online application system (supervisors will be sent an email request).
  • Reference from at least one other individual – submitted directly by the referee to the online application system (referees will be sent an email request)

Award Description:

Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships for Low and Middle Income Countries, 2020

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Developing Solutions Masters Scholarship at University of Nottingham, UK

Do you want to make a difference in the development of your home country? The University is pleased to announce the Developing Solutions Masters Scholarships. Founded in 2001, Developing Solutions is the University of Nottingham’s flagship international scholarship programme for postgraduate masters courses.

The masters’ scholarships are open to all students who are a national of (or permanently domiciled in) Africa, India, or one of the countries of the Commonwealth. Applicants must hold an offer to start a full-time masters degree programme (excluding MRes), at Nottingham for September 2019.

Provided By: The University of Nottingham is a pioneering university that provides an exceptional research-led education (TEF Gold), and an outstanding student experience. It is a public research university in Nottingham, United Kingdom.

Key Details:

  • Award Amount: Scholarships are available for 2019 entry: 100% tuition fee, and 50% of tuition fees *
  • Number of Awards: Number of award numbers to be confirmed.
  • Study Level: Masters
  • Requirement: Must be a national of (or permanently domiciled in) Africa, India, OR one of the countries of the Commonwealth
  • Submission Categories: Online
  • Application Deadline: 22 March 2019.

Who May Enter:

You can apply for this scholarship if you:

  • Are a national of (or permanently domiciled in) Africa, India, or one of the countries of the Commonwealth listed as – Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Falkland Islands, Fiji, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Kiribati, Malaysia, Maldives, Montserrat, Nauru, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Pitcairn Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, St Helena, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tristan da Cunha, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, Vanuatu.
  • Priority is given to candidates who have not previously studied outside of their home country. Students currently studying in the UK are not eligible to apply.
  • Are classed as an overseas student for fee purposes and
  • Have not already studied outside of your home country
  • Are not currently studying at a University of Nottingham campus or are not a University of Nottingham graduate
  • Hold an offer to start a full-time masters degree programme (excluding MRes), at Nottingham for September 2019 in an area of study within the (click each link below to see which faculty your school/department is in):
  • Faculty of Engineering,
  • Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences,
  • Faculty of Science,
  • Faculty of Social Sciences

Application Procedure:

In order to apply for an International Student Recruitment scholarship, you must have a confirmed offer of a place to study here that falls within the relevant academic year.

Once you have received an offer to study, you can apply for scholarships by logging into your MyNottingham account and clicking on the ‘Finance’ tab.

  • Applications should be made via the scholarships section of MyNottingham. Click here to log in once you have received an offer to study in 2019.

Award Description:

Scholarships are available for 2019 entry:

  • 100% tuition fee, and
  • 50% of tuition fees *

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