Commonwealth Distance Learning Master’s Scholarships


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Commonwealth Distance Learning Master’s Scholarships are available to citizens of certain Commonwealth countries who wish to pursue a Master’s degree through distance learning. These scholarships are offered by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC) in partnership with UK universities.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • – Be a citizen of a Commonwealth country.
  • – Hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) standard.
  • – Be unable to afford to study the programme without this scholarship.
  • – Have not studied or worked for one (academic) year or more in a high-income country.

Scholarship Coverage:

  • – Tuition fees
  • – Examination and other fees
  • – Study materials
  • – Contribution to students’ internet costs
  • – A laptop and printer, if required
  • – An initial residential induction course (if applicable)

Application Process:

  • – Candidates must apply directly to the CSC using the Electronic Application System (EAS).
  • – Applications must be submitted by the specified deadline, usually in April.

Selection Process:

  • – Applications are considered by an academic panel.
  • – The CSC selects candidates based on the academic merit of the candidate and the potential impact of their work on development.

Benefits of the Scholarship:

  • – Opportunity to study at a UK university while living in your home country.
  • – Flexibility to study at your own pace, fitting studies around your work and family commitments.
  • – Access to a wide range of Master’s degree programmes offered by UK universities.

Important Dates:

  • – Application deadline: Typically in April
  • – Course start date: Varies depending on the university

For more information and to apply, visit the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission’s website: Commonwealth Distance Learning Master’s Scholarships.

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