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 2020
  • hold, by October 2020, 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 2020
  • 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 for 2020 entry will closed at 4pm (GMT) on 30 October 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

Eligibility

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 2020
  • hold, by October 2020, 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 for 2020 entry will closed at 4pm (GMT) on 30 October 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

Eligibility

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
  • have submitted an application to study MSc International Health Management or MSC Translational Neuroscience (please note that these are the only two eligible courses for 2020 entry)
  • be available to commence your academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September/October 2020
  • hold, by September/October 2020, 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.

The deadline to apply is 4pm (GMT) on 18 December 2019.

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

https://www.imperial.ac.uk/study/pg/fees-and-funding/scholarships/international-scholarship-collaborations/ics/

Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships

Applications are open for Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships for PhD candidates from low and middle income Commonwealth countries to spend 12 months at a UK university as part of their doctoral studies in their home country.

The scholarships are for study starting in October 2020 and are aimed at high-quality graduates whose proposed research has a developmental focus and who have the potential to become influential teachers or researchers in their home countries.  

Split-site Scholarships are delivered through an existing institutional or departmental link between the candidate’s home university and proposed UK university.

The closing date for applications is 6 November 2019. For full details, including eligibility criteria and how to apply, visit http://cscuk.dfid.gov.uk/apply/split-site-scholarships-low-middle-income-countries/

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