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Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships 2024/2025

Are you looking for an opportunity to take your academic life to the next level? Alright, the Commonwealth Master’s Scholarship is here for you. Application for the scholarship is now open for study in the UK beginning in September/October 2024. This is a unique but competitive opportunity for you to study in any of the participating universities in the United Kingdom.


Commonwealth Master’s Scholarship enables talented and motivated individuals to gain the knowledge and skills required for sustainable development. The scholarship is aimed at talented students who could not otherwise afford to study in the UK.


Commonwealth Master’s Scholarship is provided by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC) in the UK and operates within the framework of the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP). It offers a vivid demonstration of the UK’s enduring commitment to the Commonwealth. By attracting individuals with outstanding talent and identifiable potential from all backgrounds and supporting them to become leaders and innovators on returning to their home countries, the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission’s work combines sustainable development with the UK national interest and provides opportunities for international partnerships and collaboration.


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Host Institutions

All Commonwealth Master’s Scholarship participating universities. 


Eligible Courses

All Master’s Degree courses offered at the participating universities.


Scholarship Benefits

Each Commonwealth Master’s Scholarship covers the following:

  1. Approved airfare from the Scholar’s home country to the UK and return at the end of the award (the CSC will not reimburse the cost of fares for dependants, nor the cost of journeys made before the award is confirmed).
  2. Approved tuition fees: full fees are covered by agreement between the CSC and the UK university, and Scholars are not liable to pay for any part of the tuition fee.
  3. Stipend (living allowance) at the rate of £1,347 per month, or £1,652 per month for those at universities in the London metropolitan area (rates quoted at current levels).
  4. Warm clothing allowance, where applicable.
  5. Study travel grant towards the cost of study-related travel within the UK or overseas.
  6. If a Scholar has children and is widowed, divorced, or a single parent, child allowance of child allowance of £576.61 per month for the first child, and £143 per month for the second and third child under the age of 16, if their children are living with them at the same address in the UK.


Eligibility Requirements

To be considered for the scholarship, applicant must:

  1. Be a citizen of or have been granted refugee status by an eligible Commonwealth country, or be a British Protected Person.
  2. Be permanently resident in an eligible Commonwealth country.
  3. Be available to start academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September 2024.
  4. By September 2024, hold a first degree of at least upper second-class (2:1) honours standard, or a lower second-class degree and a relevant postgraduate qualification (usually a Master’s degree). The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission would not normally fund a second Master’s degree. If applying for a second Master’s degree, applicants must provide justification as to why they wish to undertake this study.
  5. Be unable to afford to study in the UK without this scholarship.
  6. Have provided all supporting documentation in the required format.


Application Procedure

Applications for the Commonwealth Master’s Scholarship must be made using the CSC’s online application system. Applicants are to make sure they submit their applications and upload all the accompanying documents before the official deadline.


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Supporting Documents

Applicants must upload the following documents with their applications:

  1. Proof that they are a citizen or have refugee status in an eligible Commonwealth country (it could be a copy of a valid passport or national ID card showing a photograph, date of birth, and country of citizenship).
  2. Full transcripts detailing all higher education qualifications, including to-date transcripts for any courses currently being studied, with certified translations if not in English.
  3. References from at least two individuals, in PDF format, signed and on institutional letterhead or an email clearly showing the sender’s details.


Application Deadline

17:00 hours BST (16:00 GMT) on 17 October 2023.


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