The prestigious Commonwealth Shared Scholarships 2020 in the UK is now open for applications. This is a fully-funded scholarship in Uk for full-time Master’s study on selected courses, jointly supported by UK universities. The Commonwealth Scholarship 2020 is funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID).
The Commonwealth Shared Scholarships 2020 is the fully-funded UK Government Scholarship for international students. The international scholarship in the UK will cover the Round Airfare, full tuition fee, living allowance, warm cloth allowance, thesis grant, study travel grant, Excess baggage allowance, etc.
Funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), Commonwealth Shared Scholarship 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.
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Commonwealth Shared Scholarships 2020 Details:
- United Kingdom
- UK Department for International Development (DFID)
- Click here to find the Commonwealth Shared Scholarships 2020 universities – university contact details
- Master’s Degree Programs
Commonwealth Shared Scholarships 2020 eligible courses. 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
Click Here the full list of university contact details.
Shared Scholarships are jointly funded by the CSC and participating in UK universities. 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) –
arranged by the university; funded by the CSC
- Approved tuition fees – funded by the CSC
- Stipend (living allowance) at the rate of £1,084 per month, or £1,330 per month for those studying at universities in the London metropolitan area (rates quoted at 2018-2019 levels) – paid and funded by the university
- Warm clothing allowance, where applicable – paid and funded by the university
- Thesis grant towards the cost of preparing a thesis or dissertation, where applicable – claimed from and paid by the university; funded by the CSC
- Study travel grant towards the costs of study-related travel within the UK or overseas – claimed from and paid by the university; funded by the CSC
- Excess baggage allowance, up to an annual approved limit, when returning home – claimed from and paid by the university; funded by the CSC
- Reimbursement of the cost of mandatory tuberculosis (TB) test, where required for a visa application (receipts must be supplied) – claimed from and paid by the university; funded by the CSC
- If you are widowed, divorced, or a single parent, child allowance of £465 per month for the first child, and £114 per month for the second and third child under the age of 16, if you are accompanied by your children and they are living with you at the same address in the UK (rates quoted at 2018-2019 levels
The eligibility criteria of the commonwealth shared scholarships are given below:
- Be a citizen of or have been granted refugee status by an eligible Commonwealth country, or be a British Protected Person
- 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 2019
- By October 2019, hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) standard, or a second class degree and a relevant postgraduate qualification (usually a Master’s degree). The CSC would not normally fund a second UK Master’s degree. If you are applying for a second UK Master’s degree, you will need to provide justification as to why you wish to undertake this study.
- Not have studied or worked for one (academic) year or more in a high-income country
- Be unable to afford to study in the UK without this scholarship
Eligible Commonwealth Countries:
Bangladesh, Cameroon, Eswatini, Gambia, Ghana, Guyana, India, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi Mozambique, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Samoa, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Uganda, Vanuatu, Zambia
How to Apply for Commonwealth Scholarship 2020?
You can apply through the commonwealth shared scholarship application portal. You can apply to study one of the taught Master’s courses offered in the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship scheme. These scholarships do not cover undergraduate courses, Ph.D. study, or any pre-sessional English language teaching, and are usually tenable for one year only.
You must also secure admission to your course in addition to applying for a Shared Scholarship. You must check with your chosen university for their specific advice on when to apply, admission requirements, and rules for applying.
You must make your application using the CSC’s online application system, in addition to any other application that you are required to complete by your chosen university. The CSC will not accept any applications that are not submitted via the online application system.
You can apply for more than one course and/or to more than one university, but you may only accept one offer of a Shared Scholarship.
Commonwealth Shared Scholarships 2020 selection criteria:
Each participating UK university will conduct its own recruitment process to select a specified number of candidates to be awarded Commonwealth Shared Scholarships. Universities must put forward their selected candidates to the CSC in May 2019. The CSC will then confirm that these candidates meet the eligibility criteria for this scheme. Universities will inform candidates of their results in July 2019.
Applications will be considered according to the following selection criteria:
- Academic merit of the candidate
- The potential impact of the work on the development of the candidate’s home country.
- The last date to submit online application for the Commonwealth Shared Scholarships 2020 in UK is16.00 (GMT) on 18 December 2019 at the latest.