Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships 2023 / 2024
The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC runs the UK government’s scholarship program), with a focus on goals for international development. In order to implement sustainable development priorities throughout the Commonwealth and beyond, it encourages the co-creation of research, innovation, and solutions.
Applications from suitably qualified people are requested for:
Title: Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships 2023 / 2024
- The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission offers three Master’s degree programs, one of which was nominated by the agency.
- The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC runs the UK government’s scholarship program), with a focus on goals for international development. It works under the auspices of the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) and illustrates the UK’s ongoing dedication to the Commonwealth.
- The CSC’s work combines sustainable development with the UK national interest and creates opportunities for global partnerships and collaboration by attracting people from all backgrounds with exceptional talent and discernible potential and assisting them in becoming leaders and innovators upon returning to their home countries.
The Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships are intended for those who could not afford to study in the UK and are funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO). These talented and motivated individuals can acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for sustainable development through these scholarships.
Candidates from qualifying low- and middle-income Commonwealth nations may apply for a Commonwealth Master’s Scholarship to pursue full-time taught Master’s studies at a UK university.
Candidates that are interested in these scholarships must:
- Must be a citizen of, receiving refugee status from, or a British Protected Person from one of the eligible Commonwealth nations
- Becoming a permanent resident of a Commonwealth nation
- Allowed to begin academic courses in the UK by September 2023, the start of the UK academic year
- Possess a first degree with an upper second class (2:1) honors standard by September 2023, or a second class degree (2:2) plus an appropriate postgraduate degree (often a Master’s degree)*.
- A second UK Master’s degree is not typically funded by the CSC. If you are applying for a second UK Master’s degree, you must explain why you want to pursue this course of study.
- Be unable to afford to study in the UK without this scholarship
- Have provided all supporting documentation in the required format
The following selection factors will be taken into consideration when reviewing applications:
- Academic standing of the applicant
- Quality of the study plan
- Potential effects on the candidate’s native country’s development
Tenure and Placement
- Scholarships can be used at any recognized UK university or higher education facility with which the CSC has a part-funding agreement for a particular program of study. This was previously indicated. Scholarships are only intended to help students complete one degree; funding will not be provided to help candidates complete qualifications that are either higher than or in addition to the degree for which they were chosen.
- No other course of study may be pursued concurrently with a scholarship; they are only given for full-time study.
- The CSC does not sponsor MBA programs; it only funds one-year taught master’s programs.
- Whichever qualification you are applying for must be made explicit in your application. The CSC will then be able to classify your application appropriately. Applications which do not make this clear may be considered ineligible.
- You are recommended to rank three colleges and programs that you believe are best for your path of study, along with an explanation of why. This is significant because, unless exceptional information becomes available that could not have been anticipated at the time of application, the CSC will not change the university or course (or the order of preference) of a provisionally selected candidate after the point of selection.
- The CSC reserves the right to disregard any preferences the candidate may have expressed and will make the final determination about the institution of study. When making a decision to override, the CSC will take into account the course’s value for money and suitability.
- Prior to submitting an application for a scholarship, you must take the necessary steps to apply for admission to the colleges of your choice. You should carefully review the admission requirements before enrolling as many courses have stringent deadlines for applications. It might not be possible to move forward with your Scholarship if you are chosen for one but have not applied to and been accepted for the course(s) for which you are chosen.
- Prior to submitting an application for a scholarship, you must take the necessary steps to apply for admission to the colleges of your choice. You should carefully review the admission requirements before enrolling as many courses have stringent deadlines for applications. If you’re chosen for a scholarship but haven’t applied to or been accepted into the course(s) for which you’ve been chosen, it won’t be awarded to you.
- Fees, authorized travel expenses, and personal maintenance are all covered by a Commonwealth Scholarship. It is not permitted to hold concurrent awards, bursaries, or scholarships that pay the same expenses.
- After you submit your application, a record in your name must be created in order for the CSC to administer it successfully and efficiently.
- Your information will be stored if you are considered for a CSC prize.
- All applicants’ basic demographic information, which has been anonymized, will be stored for research purposes. The CSC is dedicated to safeguarding your private information and to being open and honest about the data we are gathering about you and how we plan to use it. Visit our privacy notice for more information.
- The CSC will email you to let you know if your application was successful and you have been provisionally chosen (selected for an award subject to the CSC agreeing your terms of admission to the university)
- No applicants are required to take the IELTS (English language proficiency test) by the CSC. However, you should be aware that your university can need you to show proof of a specific level of English language competency as a further requirement of your scholarship.
- If receiving a scholarship from the CSC will conflict with the conditions of another scholarship you have previously received, the CSC will be unable to do so.
- An official Notification of Award (NOA) will be sent to you by the CSC once the conditions of admission to the university have been decided.
- The CSC will issue you a formal Confirmation of Award once all requirements of the Notification of Award have been satisfied.
- A Health and Disability Form must be submitted before a Confirmation of Award may be given to you.
- Following the conclusion of your grant, you will be expected to sign a commitment promising to return to your home nation as soon as is practical.
- On the day specified in your Notification of Prize, you are anticipated to begin receiving your award.
- You must fulfill all relevant immigration conditions established by UK Visas and Immigration if you need a student visa to travel to the UK to study. To find the most recent information, visit GOV.UK.
- UK Visas and Immigration is the agency responsible for establishing and changing all immigration laws in the UK. These laws are not within the control of the CSC.
- Your application form will serve as the basis for grant selection, and it is anticipated that your study plan won’t change considerably while you are receiving funding. Any such changes require CSC approval.
- Throughout the duration of your award, you are expected to live in the UK. You must also obtain prior CSC authorisation before traveling abroad.
- Without the CSC’s prior consent, you may not work for pay while receiving your award.
- Only if you choose to relocate will the CSC take into account a request to extend your leave to remain in the UK after your award.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Application Deadline: 18th October 2022 at 16:00 GMT.