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Study in UK: University College London (UCL) Commonwealth Shared Scholarships for Developing Countries



Application Deadline: 17th April 2018

Applications are currently ongoing for the University College London (UCL) Commonwealth Shared Scholarships for Developing Commonwealth Countries. Interested students should see the details below.

Study in UK: University College London (UCL) Commonwealth Shared Scholarships for Developing Countries

Scholarship Details and FAQs

The Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme, in joint partnership with University College London (UCL) is offering Masters students from developing Commonwealth countries the opportunity to study in the UK.

When is the application deadline?

17th April 2018 (23:59 (UTC) Tuesday).

Which countries are eligible for the scholarship?

Developing Commonwealth Countries

In which host country will I be studying?

UK

What is the award about?

The Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme is a joint initiative between the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (with funding from the Department for International Development (DFID), and UK universities, to support scholarships for students from developing Commonwealth countries who would not otherwise be able to study in the United Kingdom.

The aim of the scheme is to assist students from developing Commonwealth countries who are of excellent academic calibre but for financial reasons would not otherwise be able to afford to study in the United Kingdom. The scheme allows them to benefit from postgraduate study at a university in the United Kingdom which will help them to contribute toward the development of their home countries.

Awards are for taught Master’s programmes only, subjects must be related to the economic, social and technological development of a candidate’s country.

Fields of Study

  • Department of Chemistry

    • MSc Materials for Energy and Environment
  • Institute for Global Health

    • MSc Global Health and Development
    • MSc Health Economics and Decision Science
  • Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction (Earth Sciences)
    • MSc Risk, Disaster, and Resilience
  • Institute of Education

    • MA Education and International Development
    • MA Education, Gender and International Development
    • MA Education, Health Promotion and International Development
    • MA Educational Planning, Economics and International Development

What is the category of this opportunity?

Masters (taught)

How do I know if I’m eligible for the scholarship?

Applicants must:

  • Be a Commonwealth citizen, refugee, or British protected person
  • Be permanently resident in a developing Commonwealth country (for a full list of eligible countries, see the Commonwealth Scholarships Commission terms and conditions
  • Be available to start your academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September/October 2018
  • By August 2018, hold a first degree of either first or upper second class (2:1) classification, or lower second class (2:2) classification plus a relevant postgraduate qualification (usually a Master’s degree)
  • Not have studied or worked for one (academic) year or more in a developed country
  • Be unable, either yourself or through your family, to pay to study in the UK
  • Apply for admission to UCL for one of the eligible programmes above

How many scholarship awards are available?

UCL will allocate up to eight awards this academic year.

What are the benefits of the award?

The award will cover tuition fees, a maintenance allowance, economy air travel to and from the UK at the beginning and end of the scholar’s degree programme plus additional discretionary allowances. 

What is the duration of the program?

Awards are normally tenable for one year.

How to Apply for the Programme

  • You must separately

    apply for admission to UCL for one of the eligible programmes through the standard admissions procedure.

  • You must apply for the scholarship on the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission Electronic Application System (EAS) online following the procedures described on their website.
  • In order to be considered for this scholarship at UCL, you must complete the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission Electronic Application System (EAS) online: by the deadline of 23:59 (UTC) Tuesday, 17 April 2018.
  • All applications received before the deadline will be considered. If an application is received after this deadline it will not be deemed eligible and cannot be considered.

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  • Ademola Omobolanle Grace

    I will like to apply please I need the details.

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