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Applications for 2022 Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships (for least developed and fragile states) are currently open. The CSC does not accept direct applications for these Scholarships; applicants must apply by the 1 November 2021 via one of the national nominating agencies, selected non-governmental organisations and charitable bodies. Full details are available on the CSC website.

Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships are for candidates from low and middle income Commonwealth countries, for full-time Master’s study at a UK university.

Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships enable talented and motivated individuals to gain the knowledge and skills required for sustainable development, and are aimed at those who could not otherwise afford to study in the UK.

These scholarships are offered under six themes:

Science and technology for development

1. Strengthening health systems and capacity

2. Promoting global prosperity

3. Strengthening global peace, security and governance

4. Strengthening resilience and response to crises

5. Access, inclusion and opportunity

To apply for these scholarships, 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 2021
  • Hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) honours standard, or a second-class degree (2:2) and a relevant postgraduate qualification (a Master’s degree). The CSC would not normally fund a second UK Master’s degree. If you are applying for a second UK
  • Master’s degree, you will need to provide justification as to why you wish to undertake this study
  • NOT be registered for a PhD, or an MPhil leading to a PhD, at a UK university or in your home country before September/October 2021
  • Have provided all supporting documentation in the required format
  • Not be able to afford to study in the UK without this scholarship 

Please note the CSC funds one-year taught Master’s programmes only and does not fund MBAs and eligible courses but be full-time study only.

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