Study in the UK for Free: Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Programme Opportunities

Applications are now open for the prestigious Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Programme for the 2024/2025 academic year.

Study in the UK for Free: Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Programme Opportunities

 This programme, as a vital component of the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission’s offerings, represents a significant commitment of the UK government to international development and education.

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The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK (CSC) operates within the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) framework, demonstrating the UK’s enduring dedication to the Commonwealth’s ideals. The CSC’s mission is to attract and nurture individuals with exceptional talent from diverse backgrounds, empowering them to become future leaders and innovators upon their return home. This initiative not only furthers sustainable development but also strengthens the UK’s national interests through international partnerships and collaboration

Comprehensive Benefits of the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship

The Commonwealth Shared Scholarships, funded jointly by the CSC and participating UK universities, encompass a range of benefits:

Airfare: Return flights from the scholar’s home country to the UK, funded by the CSC.

Tuition Fees: Fully covered by the CSC and the UK university partnership.

Living Allowance: A monthly stipend of £1,347, or £1,652 for those in the London area.

Warm Clothing Allowance: Applicable where necessary.

Thesis Grant: Support for thesis or dissertation costs.

Study Travel Grant: Assistance for study-related travel within the UK or overseas.

Tuberculosis Test Contribution: Where required for visa applications.

Child Allowance: For eligible scholars who are single parents

Eligibility Criteria for the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship

Citizenship: Must be a citizen or a refugee in an eligible Commonwealth country.

Residence: Permanent residency in an eligible Commonwealth country is required.

Academic Timeline: Available to commence studies in the UK by September 2024.

Educational Qualifications: A first degree of at least upper second-class (2:1) honours, or equivalent qualifications.

Financial Need: Must demonstrate the necessity for financial support to study in the UK.

Supporting Documentation: All required documents must be provided in the specified format.

List of Eligible Countries

Includes but is not limited to Bangladesh, Belize, Botswana, Cameroon, Dominica, Eswatini, Fiji, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Montserrat, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Saint Helena, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Togo, Tonga, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Zambia.

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The Selection Process

Applications are rigorously evaluated based on:

Academic Merit: The candidate’s academic achievements and potential.

Study Plan: The quality and feasibility of the proposed study plan.

Development Impact: The potential impact on the candidate’s home country.

How to Apply for the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship

Applicants must:

Detail their academic qualifications, including undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.

List publications and awards, if any.

Provide employment history relevant to the proposed study.

Submit references from three qualified individuals, including one from a current employer if applicable.

Complete a Development Impact statement.

.For more detailed information, please visit the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship official page.

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Application Deadline: 14 December 2023

Seize this incredible opportunity to advance your academic career and make a significant impact through the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Programme. This is your chance to study in the UK, backed by a scholarship that supports not just your education but also your aspirations to contribute positively to your home country. Apply now and embark on a journey of personal and professional growth!