Commonwealth Scholarships for Candidates from Low and Middle-Income Countries in UK, 2020

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The UK Department for International Development (DFID) is awarding Commonwealth Scholarships for candidates from low and middle-income Commonwealth countries for the academic year 2020-2021.

The purpose of this studentship is to support those talented and motivated individuals who want to undertake full-time taught Master’s study at a UK university.

The program is a great opportunity for students from low and middle-income countries to get an education award. They can get the destination for career, leadership, and volunteer opportunities specific to their education and professional goals.

University or Organization: UK Department for International Development
Course Level: Master’s degree
Nationality: Students from low and middle-income countries
The award can be taken in the UK

Eligible Countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Bangladesh, Belize, Botswana, Cameroon, Dominica, Eswatini, Fiji, The Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Mauritius, Montserrat, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Samoa, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, St Helena, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Tanzania, Tonga, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Zambia.

Acceptable Course or Subjects: Postgraduate degree in any subject offered by the university

Admissible Criteria: The applicant must 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.

Candidate must be available to start academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September/October 2020 and provide justification as to why you wish to undertake this study.

Applicant must be unable to afford to study in the UK without this application and have provided all supporting documentation in the required format.

How to Apply:

For being engaged in this educational program, aspirants are needed to take admission in any UK university for a postgraduate program.

After being admitted, seekers can access the award application form. Before access, the application form candidates are advised to view the application form document.


Each scholarship provides:

-Approved airfare from your home country to the UK and return at the end of your award
-Approved tuition fees
-Stipend (living allowance) at the rate of £1,110 per month, or £1,362 per month for those at universities in the London metropolitan area (rates quoted at 2019-2020 levels).
-Warm clothing allowance, where applicable
-Thesis grant towards the cost of preparing a thesis or dissertation, where applicable
-Study travel grant towards the cost of study-related travel within the UK or overseas
-If you are widowed, divorced, or a single parent, child allowance of £476 per month for the first child, and £117 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 2019-2020 levels).

Apply before it gets too late!

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