Applications are currently ongoing for the 100% University of Birmingham Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme, UK – for 2018 Session. Interested students should see the details below.
Scholarship Details and FAQs
The University of Birmingham is offering scholarship opportunities to students from developing countries who are looking o acquire a scholarship program at the Institution.
When is the application deadline?
31st March, 2018
Is the scholarship offered annually?
Which countries are eligible for the scholarship?
Antigua and Barbuda, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Cameroon, Dominica, Fiji, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra
Leone, Solomon Islands, South
Africa, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
In which host country will I be studying?
Eligible Field of Study
Cancer Sciences, Economic Development and Regeneration, Economics.
What is the course level?
Postgraduate taught masters
Number of Awardees
What are the benefits of the scholarship?
The award is financed jointly by the University and the DFID. The award will cover:
- Full tuition fees
- Maintenance stipend
- Air fare to and from the United Kingdom
- Immigration Health Surcharge costs
- A one-off arrival allowance payment of approximately £950
- Thesis expenses of £225
- Study travel grant up to £200
- Excess baggage allowance for books up to 10kg on the return flight
How long will the scholarship last? of Scholarship
How do I know if I’m eligible for the scholarship?
- Applicants are expected to hold a first degree at first class level
and be under the age of 30
at the time the award begins.
- Applicants must be nationals of a Commonwealth developing country, and not at present living or studying in a developed country
- Applicants must be unable to pay to study in the United Kingdom
- Applicants must have completed their undergraduate studies
- Applicants must also have been offered a place at the University of Birmingham on one of the following postgraduate programmes:
- MSc Clinical Oncology (School of Cancer Studies)
- MSc Development Economics (Dept of Economics)
How to Apply for the Scholarship
Interested applicants are advised to apply for this scholarship, you must submit an application to both the University of Birmingham and the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission.
You can complete the University’s application via our online Commonwealth Shared Scholarship application form . To submit your Commonwealth Scholarship Commission application, you must complete the Commission’s Electronic Application System (EAS). Guidance on completing this form can be found at http://cscuk.dfid.gov.uk/apply/shared-scholarships/info-candidates.
Visit The Scholarship Webpage