Call for Applications: Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships 2023-2024 for Masters Study in the UK Fully-funded

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Call for Applications: Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships 2023-2024 for Masters Study in the UK Fully-funded

Call for Applications: Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships 2023-2024 for Masters Study in the UK Fully-funded

The Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships 2023/2024 are now accepting applications. The Commonwealth Scholarships Commission offers three Master’s programs, one of which is the Commonwealth Distance Learning program.

The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC) of the United Kingdom (UK) administers the UK government scholarship program that is guided by worldwide development goals. It runs within the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) and provides a dramatic evidence of the United Kingdom’s ongoing commitment to the Commonwealth.

The CSC’s work combines sustainable development with UK national interest and provides opportunities for international partnerships and collaboration by attracting individuals with outstanding talent and identifiable potential from all backgrounds and supporting them to become leaders and innovators upon their return to their home countries.

Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships

  • A Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarship covers tuition fees and study grants where required. Other scholarships, awards, or bursaries that cover the same costs may not be held concurrently.

Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships Eligibility

  • 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 a developing Commonwealth country.
  • Hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) standard. A lower qualification and sufficient relevant experience may be considered in certain cases.
  • Be unable to afford to study the programme without this scholarship.

Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships Selection Process

Each participating UK University will conduct its own recruitment process to select a specified number of candidates for Distance Learning Scholarships. Universities must put forward their selected candidates to the CSC by 9 May 2023. The CSC will then confirm that these candidates meet the eligibility criteria for this scheme and universities will inform candidates of their results in July 2023.

Selection criteria include:

  • Academic merit of the candidate
  • Potential impact of the work on the development of the candidate’s home country

Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships Application

Candidates must apply and secure admission to study an approved Master’s course at a participating UK university in addition to applying for a Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarship via the CSC’s online application system.

In the application form, candidates will be asked to:

  • List all undergraduate and postgraduate university qualifications obtained
  • List up to 10 publications and prizes
  • Provide details of their employment history and explain how each job is relevant to the programme to be undertaken
  • Provide a statement on the relevance of their previous work experience to the proposed Scholarship
  • List names and positions of two referees who are qualified to comment on both the candidate’s capacity to benefit from the proposed Scholarship in the UK and their ability to deliver development impact afterwards. One referee must be a current employer (if applicable)
  • Provide a Development Impact statement in 4 parts.

Deadline: March 28, 2023

Apply here

For more information, visit Commonwealth Scholarships.

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