The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission 

The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC) is an international scholarship programme, and in the United Kingdom (UK) is responsible for awarding academically bright citizens of developing Commonwealth countries with funding to undertake postgraduate study at UK universities. The CSC wishes to promote equal opportunity, gender equity and cultural exchange.

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Commonwealth PhD Scholarships

Eligibility

To be considered for Imperial Commonwealth PhD Scholarships you must:

  • be a Commonwealth citizen, refugee, or British protected person
  • be permanently resident in a developing Commonwealth country
  • be available to commence your academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September/October 2018
  • hold, by October 2018, a first degree of upper second class Honours standard (or above); or a second class degree and a relevant postgraduate qualification, which will normally be a Master’s degree
  • NOT be registered for a PhD, or an MPhil leading to a PhD, at a UK university before September/October 2019
  • For information on the Imperial Commonwealth Scholarships programme, please refer to the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission website

 

How to Apply

You should apply directly through the Commonwealth website; all applications should be made via the nominating agency in your home countries.  Applicants are also advised to apply for their programme of choice at Imperial College, as soon as applications open, through the standard application process.

Applications have closed for 2019 entry. Applications for 2020 will open in Autumn 2019.

 

How much is it worth?

The scholarship covers

  • Approved tuition fees
  • A personal maintenance allowance
  • Provision towards the cost of approved fieldwork undertaken overseas
  • An initial arrival allowance, incorporating an initial clothing grant for scholars from tropical countries
  • Study travel grant towards the cost of approved study-related travel within the UK or overseas
  • Return economy airfare

Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships

Eligibity

To be considered for Imperial Commonwealth scholarships you must:

  • be a Commonwealth citizen, refugee, or British protected person
  • be permanently resident in a developing Commonwealth country
  • be available to commence your academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September/October 2018
  • hold, by October 2018, a first degree of upper second class Honours standard (or above); or a second class degree and a relevant postgraduate qualification, which will normally be a Master’s degree
  • be unable to afford to study in the UK without this scholarship
  • For information on the Imperial Commonwealth Scholarships programme, please refer to the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission website

 

HOW TO APPLY

You should apply directly through the Commonwealth website; all applications should be made via the nominating agency in your home countries.  Applicants are also advised to apply for their programme of choice at Imperial College, as soon as applications open, through the standard application process.

Applications have closed for 2019 entry. Applications for 2020 will open in Autumn 2019.

 

How much is it worth?

The scholarship covers

  • Approved tuition fees
  • A personal maintenance allowance
  • Provision towards the cost of approved fieldwork undertaken overseas
  • An initial arrival allowance, incorporating an initial clothing grant for scholars from tropical countries
  • Study travel grant towards the cost of approved study-related travel within the UK or overseas
  • Return economy airfare

Commonwealth Shared Scholarships

Eligibity

To be considered for Commonwealth Shared scholarships you must:

  • be a Commonwealth citizen, refugee, or British protected person
  • be permanently resident in a developing Commonwealth country
  • be available to commence your academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September/October 2019
  • hold, by October 2019, a first degree of upper second class Honours standard (or above); or a second class degree and a relevant postgraduate qualification, which will normally be a Master’s degree
  • be unable to afford to study in the UK without this scholarship
  • not have studied or worked for one (academic) year or more in a high income country.

For information on the Commonwealth Shared Scholarships programme, please refer to the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission website.

 

HOW TO APPLY

You should apply directly through the Commonwealth website; all applications should be made via the nominating agency in your home countries.  Applicants are also advised to apply for their programme of choice at Imperial College, as soon as applications open, through the standard application process.

All applications must be submitted by 16.00 (GMT) on 14 March 2019 at the latest.

 

How much is it worth?

The scholarship covers

  • Approved tuition fees
  • A personal maintenance allowance
  • An initial arrival allowance, incorporating an initial clothing grant for scholars from tropical countries
  • Study travel grant towards the cost of approved study-related travel within the UK or overseas
  • Thesis grant towards the cost of preparing a thesis or dissertation
  • Return economy airfare

If you have any questions about either of these schemes, please contact the Student Financial Support team.