The agency-selected Master’s program is one of three Master’s programs presented by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission.
The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK (CSC) provides the UK
the government scholarship scheme is driven by international development objectives. It operates inside the structure of the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) and offers a clear demonstration of the UK’s perseverance through its obligation to the Commonwealth. By drawing in individuals with outstanding ability and recognizable potential from all backgrounds and supporting them to become leaders and innovators in getting back to their nations of origin, the CSC’s work combines sustainable development with the UK public interest and provides opportunities for international partnerships and joint effort.
The purpose of the scholarship is to enable and motivate students in low and middle-income countries to undertake their full-time Master’s program and to gain the knowledge and skills needed for the sustainable development of the countries and further their studies at partner universities in the United Kingdom. The scholarship is funded by the United Kingdom Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office.
Scholarship Provider: Commonwealth Scholarship
About the Provider
Until now, more than 30,000 individuals have taken up a Commonwealth Scholarship since the first gathering of 175 Scholars showed up in the UK in 1960. During those six decades, the scheme has constantly evolved, adjusting to the altogether different nations of the 56-country Commonwealth of today.
Commonwealth Scholarships go about as a catalyst for sustainable development by effectively supporting candidates of outstanding capacity, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds, based in low and middle pay countries. The CSC aims to recognize capable individuals who can possibly become catalysts for positive change in their communities and then. They are focused on a strategy of equivalent opportunities and non-discrimination and support applications from a diverse scope of candidates. Since 2018, the CSC has supported 72 disabled Scholars from 15 countries.
52% of candidates selected for CSC scholarships (those financed by Overseas Development Assistance Fundings) in 2021 were female. They work closely with the choosing agencies and university partners to ensure that they are offering equivalent opportunities to all candidates regardless of their orientation and that every one of our partners do nominations in a manner that ensures an equivalent orientation balance. The orientation strategy requires all agencies to pursue assigning no less than 45% female and 45% male candidates.
The CSC uses various methods to assemble proof connecting with the outcomes and effects of its Scholarship and Fellowship programs. Specifically, they intend to follow individual trajectories to decide personal honor outcomes, as well as investigate the aggregate effect of awards on more extensive socioeconomic development. Every year they send out surveys to approaching Commonwealth Scholars and Fellows and graduated classes to accumulate data about their pre-and post-scholarship/fellowship careers. From the graduated class, they gather details on the information and skills that they acquired during their honor, and their capacity to apply these skills in the work environment in the wake of getting back. They also ask for details of their activities, and the effect they are having in key development sectors.
- Academic Year: 2023-2024
- Applicant’s Nationality: Bangladesh, Belize, Botswana, Cameroon, Dominica, Eswatini, Fiji, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Montserrat, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Saint Helena, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Togo, Tonga, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu and Zambia as defined by the CSC.
- Duration: NA
- Scholarship Awards: £14,832 which covers the living stipend, tuition fee, allowance, and travel fees.
- Number of Awards: NA
- Scholarship Country: United Kingdom
- Renewable: Yes
- Offered Annually: Yes
The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission will be focusing on the following courses for the 2023 candidates:
- Master of Public Policy
- MSt Diplomatic Studies
- MSc Water Science, Policy and Management
- MSc Economic for Development
- MSc Global Health Science and Epidemiology
- Be a resident of or have been conceded refugee status by a qualified Commonwealth country, or be a British Safeguarded Person
- A permanent residence in a qualified Commonwealth country.
- Must be available to start their master’s degree program in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September 2023.
- By September 2023, hold the first level of essentially upper second class (2:1) honors standard, or a second class degree (2:2) and an important postgraduate capability (usually a Master’s degree)*. The CSC wouldn’t ordinarily support a second UK Master’s certification. On the off chance that you are applying briefly UK Master’s certificate, you should give justification as to why you wish to attempt this study
- Not be able to stand to study in the UK without this scholarship
- Have given all supporting documentation in the expected arrangement.
Candidates must apply to one of the below-selecting agencies as well as to the CSC. Selecting agencies will then advance candidates to the CSC. The CSC does not acknowledge direct applications for these scholarships.
- National Nominating Agencies – this is the fundamental course of applications
- Selected non-legislative organizations and charitable bodies
Each designating agency oversees its own selection process and may have extra qualification models. Candidates must check with the selecting agency for their specific exhortation and rules for applying, and their own qualification models. Assigning agencies might set their own closing date for applications.
As part of the application process, the candidates must be able to provide the following, all documents must be uploaded to the application system in PDF form.
- Proof of citizenship, or refugee status, national ID card, or copy of valid passport.
- Transcript of Records
- Letter of reference to at least two individuals.
The scholarship will be providing fully-funded support including a living stipend, airfare tickets, warm clothing allowance, tuition fee, and study thesis and travel grants.
The deadline to complete and submit the application is until December 13, 2022.