Commonwealth Shared Scholarships
Commonwealth Shared Scholarships are for candidates from developing Commonwealth countries, looking to study selected postgraduate Masters courses.
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Eligibility and availability
To be eligible, you 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;
- be available to start your academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September 2023;
- by September 2023, 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 Masters degree);
- not have studied or worked for one (academic) year or more in a high-income country (as classified by the World Bank);
- be unable to afford to study in the UK without this scholarship.
Full details about the candidate eligibility and eligible countries are available on the Commonwealth Shared Scholarships website.
How to apply
Applicants need to first apply to the University of Stirling for one of the eligible courses. To be considered for an award, applicants must hold an offer of a place at Stirling. We would recommend applying to Stirling well in advance of any deadlines for this scholarship.
The application system opened for candidate applications on 3 November 2022 and will close at 16:00 on 13 December 2022. The same application deadline applies to all institutions.
Applications must be made using the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission's online application system, details of which can be found on the CSC’s website under the ‘How to apply’ section.
By the end of May 2023, the CSC will advise the institutions of approved nominations.
Candidates will receive confirmation of their successful application by the end of August 2023.