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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Chevening Scholarships for International Students in the UK

Chevening is the UK Government’s Global Awards Programme. Funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations, Chevening offers two types of award – Chevening Scholarships and Chevening Fellowships.

Chevening offers a unique opportunity for future leaders and influencers from all over the world to develop professionally and academically, network extensively, experience UK culture, and build lasting positive relationships with the UK.

The programme offers awards to outstanding scholars with leadership potential from around the world to study for a master’s degree in any subject at any UK university.

Wherever in the world, you end up, if you have a degree from a UK university it will be recognised by employers, universities, and governments. UK universities are associated with quality education, earning a degree from one of the UK’s many highly-regarded universities will aid your career progression.

UK universities consistently rank highest in global university ranking as many have world-leading reputations for teaching and research.

Key Details

  • Award Amount: Fully Funded
  • Number of Awards: Around 1,500 scholarships globally will be offered.
  • Study Level: Postgraduate
  • Submission Categories: Online
  • Application Deadline: Applications for Chevening Awards to study in the UK in 2020/2021 will reopen in August 2019.

Who May Enter

To be eligible for a Chevening Award you must:

  • Be a citizen of a Chevening-eligible country
  • Full-time taught Masters Degree Programme in any subject
  • Return to your country of citizenship for a minimum of two years after your award has ended
  • Have an undergraduate degree that will enable you to gain entry onto a postgraduate program at a UK university. This is typically equivalent to an upper second-class 2:1 honours degree in the UK.
  • Have at least two years’ work experience
  • Apply to three different eligible UK university courses and have received an unconditional offer from one of these choices by 11 July 2019
  • Meet the Chevening English language requirement by 11 July 2019

Application Procedure

To participate, participants can use the online registration and upload function to submit their projects during the submission period online system.

Awards

Around 1,500 scholarships globally will be offered. A Chevening Scholarship normally covers university tuition fees, a monthly living allowance, an economy class return airfare to the UK, and additional grants and allowances to cover essential expenditure.

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