Deadline : April 13, 2020 .
Apply for the Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships 2020. The Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships are offered for citizens of selected developing Commonwealth countries and are funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), with the aim of contributing to the UK’s international development aims and wider overseas interests, supporting excellence in UK higher education, and sustaining the principles of the Commonwealth.
DFID responsible for administering overseas aid and the goal of the department is to promote sustainable development and eliminate world poverty. The main purpose of the scholarship is to contribute to development needs of Commonwealth countries by providing training for skilled and qualified professionals in key development areas.
These scholarships are offered under six themes:
- Science and technology for development
- Strengthening health systems and capacity
- Promoting global prosperity
- Strengthening global peace, security and governance
- Strengthening resilience and response to crises
- Access, inclusion and opportunity
The intended beneficiaries are: High-quality postgraduate students who wish to access training not available in their home countries, who wish or need to remain in their home country while they study, and who have the potential to enhance the development of their home countries with the knowledge and leadership skills they acquire.
To be eligible, you must fulfill the following criteria in order to be considered for the scholarship
- 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.
Eligible Commonwealth country: Bangladesh, Cameroon, Eswatini, The Gambia, Ghana, Guyana, India, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Zambia
You will need follow the following procedures in order to complete your application
- You must first apply to study an eligible Master’s course at a UK university that is participating in the Distance Learning scheme.
- The list of participating universities and eligible courses is here.
- You must make your application using the CSC’s online application system, in addition to any other application that you are required to complete by your chosen university
Required supporting documents:
- At least one reference– submitted directly by the referee to the online application system (referees will be sent an email request)
- An offer letter to start their chosen course of study in the 2020-2021 academic year – uploaded to the online application system
- Full transcripts detailing all your higher education qualifications (with certified translations if not in English) – uploaded to the online application system
To apply, Click here