2017 Commonwealth Scholarships in the UK for Students from Developing Commonwealth Countries

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Applications are invited for the 2017 Commonwealth Scholarships in the UK for Students from Developing Commonwealth Countries. These Scholarships are offered by the UK Department for International Development (DFID). Scholarships are available for pursuing Master’s, PhD and split-site (PhD) degree program at UK Universities

Scholarship description

The Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) is one of the largest and most prestigious scholarship schemes for international study in the world. Since it was established in 1959, around 34,000 individuals have benefited – 26,000 of them have held awards funded by the UK government, managed by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom (CSC). The CSC’s Secretariat is provided by the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), which is responsible for all matters concerning selection, academic studies, and evaluation

Eligibility criteria

Applicants must hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) honours standard, or a second class degree and a relevant postgraduate qualification (usually a Master’s degree). Scholarships are awarded in all subject areas offered at UK universities, although the CSC’s selection criteria give priority to applications that demonstrate strong relevance to development

Applicants are also expected to be Commonwealth citizens, refugee, or British protected persons, be permanently resident in a developing Commonwealth country, be available to start their academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September/October 2017 and by October 2017, hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) honours standard, or a second class degree and a relevant postgraduate qualification (usually a Master’s degree)

Note: The CSC promotes equal opportunity, gender equity, and cultural exchange. Applications are encouraged from a diverse range of candidates. Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there

Students from all developing Commonwealth countries can apply for these Commonwealth scholarships. List of Countries are:

Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, Cameroon, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Fiji, Ghana, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guyana, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Montserrat, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, St Helena, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and The Grenadines, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Virgin Islands (British) and Zambia

Value

Each scholarship provides the following:

  • Approved airfare from your home country to the UK and return at the end of your award (the CSC will not reimburse the cost of fares for dependants, nor usually the cost of journeys made before your award is finally confirmed)
  • Approved tuition and examination fees
  • Stipend (living allowance) at the rate of £1,043 per month, or £1,279 per month for those at universities in the London metropolitan area (rates quoted at 2016-2017 levels)
  • Thesis grant towards the cost of preparing a thesis or dissertation, (where applicable)
  • Warm clothing allowance, (where applicable)
  • Study travel grant towards the costs of study-related travel within the UK or overseas
  • For PhD Scholars, fieldwork grant towards the cost of fieldwork undertaken overseas (usually the cost of one economy class return airfare to your fieldwork location), where approved
  • For PhD Scholars, paid mid-term visit (airfare) to your home country (unless you have claimed (or intend to claim) spouse and/or child allowances during your scholarship, or have received a return airfare to your home country for fieldwork)
  • If your scholarship is at least 18 months long, the following family allowances:  Spouse allowance of £224 per month if you and your spouse are living together at the same address in the UK (unless your spouse is also in receipt of a scholarship; other conditions also apply)
  • Child allowance of £224 per month for the first child, and £110 per month for the second and third child under the age of 16, if you are accompanied by your spouse and children and they are living with you at the same address in the UK
  • If they are widowed, divorced, or a single parent (irrespective of the length of your scholarship), child allowance of £448 per month for the first child, and £110 per month for the second and third child under the age of 16, if you are accompanied by your children and they are living with you at the same address in the UK The CSC’s family allowances are intended to be only a contribution towards the cost of maintaining your family in the UK. The true costs are likely to be considerably higher, and you must be able to supplement these allowances in order to support any family members who come to the UK with you

How to apply

Applicants must make their application using the CSC’s Electronic Application System (EAS).

Applicants should apply to study at Master’s/PhD level at a UK university with which the CSC has a part funding agreement. Part funding agreements are at the discretion of individual universities. For a list of universities that have already agreed to part fund Commonwealth Scholarships. Applicants must apply to one of the following nominating bodies in the first instance – the CSC does not accept direct applications for these scholarships:

  • National nominating agencies – this is the main route of application
  • Selected universities/university bodies, which can nominate their own academic staff
  • Selected non-governmental organisations and charitable bodies

All applications must be made through your nominating body in your home country. Each nominating body is responsible for its own selection process. You must check with your nominating body for their specific advice and rules for applying, their own eligibility criteria, and their own closing date for applications. The CSC does not impose any age limit on applicants, but nominating bodies may do so in line with their own priorities.

Applicants must make an application using the CSC’s Electronic Application System (EAS), in addition to any other application form that you are required to complete by your nominating body.

Applicants must provide the following supporting documentation to be received by the CSC by 6 January 2017 in order for your application to be eligible for consideration;

  • References from at least two individuals
  • Transcripts
  • For PhD candidates only, supporting statement
  • Application Form

Application deadline

All applications must be submitted by 15 November, 2016 at the latest

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2017 Chevening UK Government Scholarships for International Students

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Applications are invited for the 2017 Chevening UK Government Scholarships for International Students. This scholarships are available for all International Students

Scholarship description

Chevening is the UK government’s international awards scheme aimed at developing global leaders since 1983. Funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations, Chevening offers two types of award – Chevening Scholarships and Chevening Fellowships – the recipients of which are personally selected by British Embassies and High Commissions throughout the world

Chevening offers a unique opportunity for future leaders, influencers, and decision-makers from all over the world to develop professionally and academically, network extensively, experience UK culture, and build lasting positive relationships with the UK

To be eligible for these scholarships, an applicant must,

  • Be a citizen of a Chevening-eligible country
  • Be willing to return to their country of citizenship for a minimum of two years after their award has ended
  • Have an undergraduate degree that will enable you to gain entry to a postgraduate programme at a UK university. This is typically equivalent to an upper second-class 2:1 honours degree in the UK
  • Have at least two years’ work experience (this may be up to five years for fellowship programmes, please refer to your country page for further details)
  • Apply to three different eligible UK university courses and have received an unconditional offer from one of these choices by 13 July 2017
  • Meet the Chevening English language requirement by 13 July 2017

Applicants are not eligible for a Chevening Award if applicants:

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An applicant is not eligible for a Chevening Award if s/he;

  • Holds British or dual British citizenship (unless applicants are a citizen of a British Overseas Territory or hold BN(O) and are applying from Hong Kong)
  • Is an employee, a relative of an employee, or a former employee (since July 2015) of Her Majesty’s Government (including British Embassies/High Commissions, the Department for International Development, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, UK Trade and Investment, the Ministry of Defence and the Home Office), the British Council, a partner, a sponsoring UK university, or a staff member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities
  • Has previously studied in the UK with funding from a UK Government-funded scholarship. Chevening Alumni are not eligible to apply for a further scholarship but may be eligible to apply for a fellowship five years after completion of the first award.

Students from Chevening countries can apply for these scholarships. List of Countries are as follows:

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Bennin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Congo the Democratic Republic of the, Cook Island, Costa Rica, Cuba, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Falkland Islands, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Korea, Korea Republic of, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Libya, Liberia, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montserrat, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Burma Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Palestinian Territories, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Pitcairn Island, Republic of Congo, Russia, Rwanda, Saint Helena, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, Southern Sudan, Sri Lanka, St Helena, Suriname, St Kitts & Nevis, St Lucia, St Lucia, St Vincent & Grenadines, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Turks and Caicos, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, UK, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia and Zimbabwe, Kosovo, South Caucasus

Note: Chevening accepts English language tests from the following five providers:

  • Academic IELTS
  • Pearson PTE Academic
  • TOEFL iBT
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CEA)
  • Trinity ISE II (B2)

 

The programme provides full or part funding for full-time courses at postgraduate level, normally a one-year Master’s degree at any subject at any UK University

A full Chevening Scholarship normally comprises:

  • Payment of tuition fees (see point 1.2.a in relation to MBA fee caps)
  • Economy travel to and from your country of residence by an approved route for you only
  • An arrival allowance
  • The cost of an entry clearance (visa) application for you only
  • A departure allowance
  • A contribution of up to £75 for TB testing, where this is required
  • A travel top up allowance
  • A monthly personal living allowance (stipend) to cover accommodation and living expenses. The monthly stipend will depend on whether you are studying inside or outside London. These rates are subject to annual review. Stipend payments will be made to you on or around the 21st of the month for the following full month. Where you arrive in the UK or leave the UK part way through the month, the stipend for that month will be adjusted as appropriate.

Note: Changes to the value of a scholarship

  1. a) The value of your Scholarship will differ from the above in the following circumstances:
  • The embassy or high commission offers applicants a part award. This type of award will provide funding for tuition fees (no stipend or other allowance) OR stipend and allowances only (no tuition fees) only. In the case of part awards you will be expected to fund any difference
  • Applicants are offered an award to study an MBA. The Chevening contribution to the tuition fee is capped at £18,000. You will be expected to fund the difference. You may be required to demonstrate that you hold sufficient funding to cover the remaining tuition fee costs
  • Applicant’s Award is sponsored by a partner organisation. Any awards of this type offered may vary depending on the agreement reached with the co-sponsor
  • The FCO reserves the right to reduce a Chevening award or withdraw a Scholarship in instances where Scholars are beneficiaries of other significant awards, bursaries, prizes or earned income
  • All universities are expected to cover at least 20% of the cost of your tuition fees. In cases where a university is unable or refuses to provide such funding, the FCO reserves the right to withdraw the placement and send you to your next preferred choice. Alternatively, you may wish to cover the 20% amount yourself in which case we can continue with the placement at that university. Where this situation arises your programme officer will discuss the options with you

2. Funding additional to a Chevening Scholarship

  • Applicants must not accept any other form of publicly-funded award during your Scholarship and should not normally accept additional funding for purposes already covered by Chevening
  • Applicants must disclose on their application form whether they have applied, or intend to apply, for any other scholarships or awards
  • Where applicants are considering applying for or are offered additional funding after they have been selected, you must disclose this to your programme officer as soon as possible
  • Applicants may retain funding or other benefits not specifically covered by their Chevening Scholarship and may continue to be in receipt of a salary from your past employer during your Scholarship
  • The right is reserved to abate Chevening Scholarships in instances where you are a beneficiary of other significant awards, prizes or earned income
  • Applicants are not barred from taking part-time employment while in the UK but should not accept employment or internship opportunities unless agreed with the Secretariat
  • Applicants must comply with the employment conditions of their visa, university/college regulations, and the conditions of their award
  • Applicants should remember that their academic studies are of paramount importance and should be given due priority
  • In certain circumstances you may be given or seek an opportunity to undertake UK-based employment, or be in receipt of additional funding originating from either abroad or from within the UK during your Chevening Scholarship. In such cases the following rules will apply:
  • Extra income up to an including £3,000 over a 12 month period, will not be subject to a deduction
  • Extra income in excess of £3,000 and up to and including £7,000 will result in a £250 deduction in monthly stipend
  • Extra income in excess of £7,000 and up to and including £10,000 will result in a reduction to half stipend rate
  • Extra income in excess of £10,000 will NOT generally be allowed unless such funding is to cover a Scholar’s contribution where an award is subject to a fee cap or is a part award

How to apply

The mode of applying for these scholarships is through the Online Application System

Application deadline

The application deadline is 8 November 2016. The application timetable is as shown below;

8 August 2016 Applications open at 1200 BST
8 November 2016 Applications close at 1200 GMT
From 9 November 2016 Sifting of applications against eligibility criteria
Mid-November to December 2016 Independent reading committees assess eligible applications
January to early February 2017 Applicants are shortlisted for interviews by the British Embassies/High Commissions in-country
By mid-February 2017 Applicants are notified that they have been selected for interview
6 March to 5 May 2017 Global interview period
Early June 2017 Announcement of interview results
13 July 2017 Deadline for UK university unconditional offers
13 July 2017 Deadline for meeting English language requirement
September/October 2017 2017/2018 Chevening Scholars commence their studies in the UK

For more information and to visit the scholarship website, click here.

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2016/2017 Sri Lanka Commonwealth Postgraduate Scholarships for Foreign Students

Applications are invited for the 2016/2017 Sri Lanka Commonwealth Postgraduate Scholarships for Foreign Students. These Commonwealth Scholarships are offered by the Ministry of Higher Education & Highways Sri Lanka for the academic year 2016/17. Scholarships are available for pursuing a master degree program

Scholarship description

Ministry of Higher Education & Highways Sri Lanka is committed to providing educational and professional opportunities for Foreign Students to undertake study, research or professional development overseas. Applicants must hold a first degree of upper second class standard (or above) in a discipline relevant to that in which study is proposed.

Scholarships are available for pursuing a master degree program at Postgraduate Institute of Management, University of Sri Jayewardenepura and Institute of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology & Biotechnology, University of Colombo. Scholarships are awarded in any subject in the aforementioned areas

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be a citizen of any Commonwealth country other than the host country
  • Applicants must hold a first degree of upper second class standard (or above) in a discipline relevant to that in which study is proposed
  • Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there

Students from the following developing Commonwealth countries can apply for these commonwealth scholarships:

Botswana, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, India, Malaysia, Maldives, Pakistan, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, St Kitts and Nevis, St Vincent and The Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Cyprus, Malta, United Kingdom, Australia, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu (except for which they are applying i.e. Bangladesh, Botswana, Cameroon, Caribbean (Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago), Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, South Pacific (Fiji, Samoa)

Value

The scholarships provide the following:

  • Return economy airfare from the scholar’s home country to the host country
  • An arrival allowance of USD 500 to cover removal costs
  • Full tuition fees
  • A monthly/quarterly stipend intended to cover living costs, sustenance and local transport. Scholars will need to cover accommodation costs from their stipend

How to apply

Download the scholarship application form available at the website and send the duly completed application form to the following address: Secretary Ministry of Higher Education & Highways, No.18, Ward Place, Colombo 07 , Sri Lanka or Email: addsec-dev-at-mohe.gov.lk

Applicants will need to submit the following:

  1. High school certificates
  2. Undergraduate transcripts and graduation certificate
  3. Scan of photo page of passport
  4. Proof of English language ability if English is not your first language
  5. At least one academic reference
  6. University offers letter for the institution

Application deadline

The application deadline is 30 June, 2016

For more information and enquiry, click here

2016/2017 Commonwealth Scholarships in Low and Middle Income Countries

Applications are invited for the 2016/2017 Commonwealth Scholarships in Low and Middle Income Countries. Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) is pleased to offer scholarships for citizens of all Commonwealth countries to study in member countries. Scholarships are available for masters degree programmes in any subject at participating universities

Scholarship description

The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) is the world’s first and oldest international university network, established in 1913. CSFP aims to promote and support excellence in higher education for the benefit of individuals and societies throughout the Commonwealth and beyond

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be a citizen of anyCommonwealth country other than the host country
  • Applicants must hold a first degree of upper second class standard (or above) in a discipline relevant to that in which study is proposed

 Students from the following developing Commonwealth countries can apply for these commonwealth scholarships:

Botswana, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, India, Malaysia, Maldives, Pakistan, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, St Kitts and Nevis, St Vincent and The Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Cyprus, Malta, United Kingdom, Australia, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu (except for which they are applying i.e. Bangladesh, Botswana, Cameroon, Caribbean (Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago), Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, South Pacific (Fiji, Samoa) and Sri Lanka)

Value

The scholarships provide the following:

  • Return economy airfare from the scholar’s home country to the host country
  • An arrival allowance of USD 500 to cover removal costs
  • Full tuition fees
  • A monthly/quarterly stipend intended to cover living costs, sustenance and local transport. Scholars will need to cover accommodation costs from their stipend

Note: Scholarship can be taken at: Bangladesh, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Pakistan, Rwanda, Swaziland and Uganda

How to apply

Applicants should mail the completed Application Form to the email address. Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.

Applicants should submit the following:

  • High school certificates
  • Undergraduate transcripts and graduation certificate
  • Scan of photo page of passport
  • Proof of English language ability if English is not your first language
  • At least one academic reference
  • University offers letter for the institution

Application deadline

The application deadline is 30 June, 2016

For more information and enquiry, click here

2016 Commonwealth Jubilee Scholarship Programme in Grenada, West Indies

Applications are invited for the 2016 Commonwealth Jubilee Scholarship Programme in Grenada, West Indies. St. George’s University, Grenada is funding sixty full tuition scholarships which cover both graduate and undergraduate degree programs in Grenada, West Indies. Applicants from commonwealth countries are eligible for applying these scholarships

Scholarship description

St. George’s University is a private international university in Grenada, West Indies, offering degrees in medicine, veterinary medicine, public health, the health sciences, nursing, arts and sciences, and business

The main objective of the university is to provide high quality, comprehensive educational and training opportunities that are compatible to changing needs of the students

Scholarship is awarded within the School of Medicine; Veterinary Medicine; Art and Science; and Graduate Studies.

List of Subjects: Medical Program (Doctor of Medicine); Premedical Program; Public Health – Medicine; Research – Medicine; Veterinary Medical Program (Four-Year Doctor of Veterinary Medicine); Preveterinary Medical Program; Public Health – Veterinary Medicine; Research – Veterinary Medicine; Business – Graduate.
Undergraduate Degrees:

  • Department of Biology, Ecology, and Conservation
  • Department of Business and Management Studies
  • Department of Computers and Technology
  • Department of Humanities and Social Sciences

Eligibility

The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for this scholarship:

  • Awards will only be made to resident citizens of Commonwealth countries
  • Scholarship candidates must be accepted to St. George’s University
  • Applicants must be able to fund their living and travel expenses through their own personal resources or alternative funding sources

Students from the following developing Commonwealth countries can apply for this scholarship:

Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, Cameroon, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Fiji, Ghana, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guyana, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Montserrat, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, St Helena, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and The Grenadines, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Virgin Islands (British) and Zambia

If English is not the principal language, the applicant must have achieved a minimum score of 600 (paper-based), 250 (computer-based), or 100 (internet-based) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or a 7.0 overall score on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). (University TOEFL code: 2864)

Value

Sixty full tuition scholarships will be awarded to Commonwealth citizens under the St. George’s University, Grenada. The scholarship funds tuition fees only

How to apply

The fully completed and signed Application Form, with essay, should be sent via post or by Fax. Entrance Requirements: Students must have an offer of acceptance from St. George’s University into the program of their chosen discipline

Applicants have to submit an essay detailing how this award will ultimately benefit the development of his/her country

Application deadline

Scholarship application deadlines are June 1 for August class and November 1 for January class

For more information and enquiry, click here

2017 New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP)

Applications are invited for the 2017 New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP).New Zealand Government is pleased to offer Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan in 2017  academic session. Scholarships will be awarded to undertake Master’s or PhD studies in New Zealand

Scholarship description

New Zealand Scholarships empower individuals with the knowledge, skills and qualifications to contribute to economic, social and political development within selected developing countries

The CSFP was established at the first Commonwealth education conference in 1959 and is reviewed by education ministers at their triennial meetings. The CSFP is the only scholarship scheme in the world to receive such high-level recognition

Applicants must be applying for direct entry to a Masters or PhD programme at a New Zealand university. As a general rule, for those wishing to complete a postgraduate qualification an overall IELTS score of 6.5 and no band less than 6.0 is the minimum required

Scholarships are awarded in the subjects that are a priority for each country

Eligibility

If offered a Commonwealth Scholarship, candidates must:

  • Include an offer of place, even a conditional offer of place, from a New Zealand university
  • Applicants must make an early application for entry to a New Zealand university for their chosen programme of study to secure an offer of place
  • Applicants must be applying for direct entry to a masters or PhD programme at a New Zealand university
  • An offer of place from a New Zealand university must be for a Masters or PhD programme

The students of following participating developing Commonwealth countries are eligible for this scholarship plan:

Botswana, Antigua and Barbuda, Bangladesh, Cook Islands, Cameroon, Barbados, India, Kiribati, Ghana, Belize, Malaysia, Nauru, Kenya, Dominica, Maldives, Niue, Lesotho, Grenada, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Malawi, Guyana, Sri Lanka, Samoa, Mauritius, Jamaica, Solomon Islands, Mozambique, St Kitts and Nevis, Tokelau, Namibia, St Lucia, Tonga, Nigeria, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Tuvalu, Rwanda, Trinidad and Tobago, Vanuatu, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda and  Zambia

Value

The entitlements of the Scholarship include full tuition fees, a living allowance (paid fortnightly), an establishment allowance, medical and travel insurance, travel between applicants home country and New Zealand at the start and end of scholarship, home leave or reunion travel for some eligible scholars, pastoral and academic support at applicants institution, and assistance with research and thesis costs for most postgraduate research students. Applicants will also benefit the following:

  • A top quality education at one of New Zealand’s world-class tertiary institutes or a major Pacific education institution
  • Fully funded tuition
  • Financial support including a fortnightly living allowance, an establishment allowance, medical and travel insurance, travel to and from home country at the start and end of  scholarship, home leave or reunion travel for some students, and assistance with research and thesis costs for most postgraduate research students
  • Personal and academic support: They have international student advisors to help and support applicants with any issues with their scholarship, study or well-being.  When studying in New Zealand applicants will also have the assurance of the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students which sets minimum standards to ensure international students in New Zealand are well informed, safe and properly cared for by their education provider
  • Help getting prepared:  To help applicants get prepared for studying in New Zealand, applicants will have a pre departure briefing in their home country, and applicants will get support when they arrive in New Zealand. They also offer a programme in New Zealand to help applicants prepare for academic studies here

How to apply

Applicants must send their completed applications to the Nominating Agency for their country, not to Universities NZ or to MFAT

Applicants can get application form here

Note: In addition to the application form applicants need to provide an offer of place from a New Zealand institution and copies of their academic transcripts

Application deadline

Each Nominating Agency has been asked to set the closing date for applications for their country. To find out the closing date for their country applicants should contact their Nominating Agency

For more information and enquiry, click here

2016/2017 CMVM Online Distance Learning Scholarship in UK

Applications are invited for the 2016/2017 CMVM Online Distance Learning Scholarship in UK. University of Edinburgh will offer five CMVM Online Distance Learning Scholarships for the 2016/2017 academic session

Scholarship description

The University of Edinburgh, founded in 1582, is the sixth oldest university in the English-speaking world and one of Scotland’s ancient universities. The University’s mission is the creation, dissemination and curation of knowledge. These scholarships are awarded to undertake postgraduate degree programs. The University offers a number of general and subject-specific funding schemes. The aim of the scholarships is to attract the best and most motivated people to Edinburgh.
Postgraduate scholarships are available for online distance learning programmes commencing in 2016/2017 are:

Biodiversity, Wildlife and Ecosystem Health, Clinical Animal Behaviour, Clinical Education, Clinical Management of Pain, Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Clinical Trials, Conservation Medicine, Disease in Livestock Ecosystems, Equine Science, Family Medicine, Global eHealth, Global Health and Infectious Diseases, Imaging, Internal Medicine, International Animal Health, International Animal Welfare, Ethics and Law, Neuroimaging for Research, One Health, Paediatric Emergency Medicine, Primary Care Ophthalmology ,Primary Dental Care, Public Health (MPH), Science Communication and Public Engagement, Surgical Sciences and Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia

Eligibility

The scholarship is awarded broadly on the basis of academic merit. To be eligible to apply:

  • Applicants who have already commenced their programme of study will not be considered. Applicants who already hold a postgraduate qualification will not be considered
  • The scholarship will be awarded broadly on the basis of academic merit. Candidates must have, or expect to obtain, a UK first class or 2:1 Honours degree at undergraduate level or the international equivalent
  • Applicants should already have been offered a place at the University of Edinburgh and should have firmly accepted that offer or be intending to do so. Note: University accepts all of the English language qualifications for entry to the University, including IELTS qualifications from any IELTS test center

Applicants must be citizens of and resident in one of the following developing Commonwealth countries: Bangladesh, Botswana, Cameroon, Ghana, India, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia

College Admission Requirement: The entry requirements are a UK 2:1 honours degree or its international equivalent (link is external) in computer science, physics, informatics, mathematics, engineering or chemistry and experience in computer programming. Applicants who have equivalent work experience may also be considered

English Language Requirements: All students of every nationality are required to prove their English language competence. Even native-speakers of English must demonstrate that they meet our minimum language requirements to gain entry to the University. University accept all of the English language qualifications for entry to the University, including IELTS qualifications from any IELTS test centre. Applicants who require an IELTS test as part of an application for degree-level studies may take this test at any IELTS centre

How to apply

Please note that you will not be able to access the Scholarship Application Form

unless you have applied for admission to the University of Edinburgh and have full EASE authentication

Supporting Material: -In order to be considered for the programmes, you are required to send the completed application form, two references, copies of degree transcripts, degree certificate and English Language qualification.

Applicants should supply as many supporting documents as possible. However, if you have not yet received your English language qualification or final results from your academic institution, you can still apply and send these documents at a later date. Please note that your place will not be secured until you provide all the supporting documents required

Application deadline

The closing date for application is 2nd May, 2016

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2016/2017 Commonwealth Scholarships in Low and Middle Income Countries

Applications are invited for the 2016/2017 Commonwealth Scholarships in Low and Middle Income Countries. Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) is pleased to offer scholarships to citizens of all Commonwealth countries to study in member countries

Scholarship description

The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) is the world’s first and oldest international university network, established in 1913. CSFP aims to promote and support excellence in higher education for the benefit of individuals and societies throughout the Commonwealth and beyond

The Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) is a unique programme. Since its establishment in 1959, it has provided opportunities for over 30,000 citizens of all Commonwealth countries to study in other member countries. Since the scholarships have traditionally been supported by host governments, the overwhelming majority have been hosted by developed Commonwealth countries. Now, following the establishment of the CSFP endowment fund in 2009, a new strand of Commonwealth Scholarships located in low and middle income countries is available

Scholarship can be taken at: Bangladesh, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Pakistan, Rwanda, Swaziland and Uganda

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be citizens of anyCommonwealth country other than the host country
  • Applicants must hold a first degree of upper second class standard (or above) in a discipline relevant to that in which study is proposed

Students from the following developing Commonwealth countries are eligible to apply for these scholarships:

Botswana, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, India, Malaysia, Maldives, Pakistan, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, St Kitts and Nevis, St Vincent and The Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Cyprus, Malta, United Kingdom, Australia, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu (except for which they are applying i.e. Bangladesh, Botswana, Cameroon, Caribbean (Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago), Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, South Pacific (Fiji, Samoa) and Sri Lanka

Value

The scholarships provide the following:

  • Return economy airfare from the scholar’s home country to the host country
  • An arrival allowance of USD 500 to cover removal costs
  • Full tuition fees
  • A monthly/quarterly stipend intended to cover living costs, sustenance and local transport. Scholars will need to cover accommodation costs from their stipend

How to apply

Email the completed application form to the email address detailed on the relevant country page above. With your application you should submit the following:

  • High school certificates
  • Undergraduate transcripts and graduation certificate
  • Scan of photo page of passport
  • Proof of English language ability if English is not your first language
  • At least one academic reference
  • University offer letter for the institution you have applied to, if you already have one
  • Application form

Note: Successful applicants will be notified within three months of the closing date

Application deadline

The application deadline is 29 February, 2016

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2016 Commonwealth Shared Scholarships for Master’s Courses in the UK

Applications are invited for the 2016 Commonwealth Shared Scholarships for Master’s Courses in the UK. Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom (CSC) in partnership with UK universities offers Commonwealth Shared Scholarships for students from developing commonwealth countries

Scholarship description

Commonwealth Scholarships for Master’s and PhD study in the UK are offered for citizens of developing Commonwealth countries. These scholarships 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. Students from developing countries who would not otherwise be able to study in the UK can apply for Commonwealth Shared Scholarships for Master’s study, jointly supported by UK universities

Shared Scholarships are usually tenable for one-year Master’s courses only. Scholarships are awarded to study subjects related to the development of applicant’s home country at participating UK universities only

Eligibility

To apply for a Commonwealth Shared Scholarship, candidate must:

  • Be a Commonwealth citizen, refugee, or British protected person
  • Be permanently resident in a developing Commonwealth country
  • Be available to start your academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September/October 2016
  • By August 2016, hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) honours standard
  • 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

Note: The CSC promotes equal opportunity, gender equity, and cultural exchange. Applications are encouraged from a diverse range of candidates. The CSC is committed to administering and managing its scholarships and fellowships in a fair and transparent manner

Students of the following developing Commonwealth countries are eligible to apply for this fellowship:

Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, Virgin Islands (British), Cameroon, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Fiji, Ghana, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guyana, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Montserrat, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Pitcairn  Islands, Rwanda, St Helena, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and The Grenadines, Seychelles, Samoa, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Zambia and Zimbabwe

Value:

Shared Scholarships are jointly funded by the CSC and participating UK universities. Each Scholarship provides the following:

  • Approved airfare from your home country to the UK and return at the end of your award (arranged by the university; funded by the CSC)
  • Approved tuition and examination fees (funded by the CSC)
  • Stipend (living allowance) at the rate of £1,034 per month, or £1,268 per month for those studying at universities in the London metropolitan area (rates quoted at 2015/2016 levels) (paid and funded by the university)
  • Thesis grant towards the cost of preparing a dissertation, where applicable (claimed from and paid by the university; funded by the CSC)
  • Warm clothing allowance and visa reimbursement, where applicable (paid and funded by the university)
  • Study travel grant towards the costs of study-related travel within the UK or overseas (claimed from and paid by the university; funded by the CSC)
  • Excess baggage allowance, up to an annual approved limit, when returning home (claimed from and paid by the university; funded by the CSC)

Note: No additional allowances are available for spouses or other dependants

How to apply

  • Applicants should apply to study an eligible Master’s course at a UK university that is participating in the Shared Scholarship scheme
  • Applicants must make their application using the CSC’s Electronic Application System (EAS)
  • Applicant can apply for more than one course and/or to more than one university, but they may only accept one offer of a Shared Scholarship
  • The CSC will not accept any applications that are not submitted via the EAS to their UK university or applications directly from individuals
  • Applicants can fill the Online Application
  • List of participating universities and eligible courses

Each participating UK university will conduct its own recruitment process to select a specified number of candidates for Shared Scholarships. Universities must put forward their selected candidates to the CSC by 29 April 2016. The CSC will then confirm that these candidates meet the eligibility criteria for this scheme. Universities will inform candidates of their results by July 2016

Candidates are recruited and selected by UK host universities in the first instance. Selection criteria include: the academic merit of the candidate, as well as the likely impact of their work on the development of their home country

Application deadline

The EAS will close to applicants on 16 April 2016 and no further applications can be submitted after that date. Candidates should note that most university closing dates fall before 16 April and you must submit your application by the date advised by the university to which you are applying

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2016 Commonwealth Medical Fellowships for Students from Developing Commonwealth Countries

csc-header-websiteApplications are invited by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) for the 2016 Commonwealth Medical Fellowships for Students from Developing Commonwealth Countries. These Medical Fellowships are available for doctors and dentists from Developing Commonwealth Countries

Fellowship description

Commonwealth Medical Fellowships (Enhancing Clinical Skills) are offered for mid-career Medical and Dental staff from Developing Commonwealth Countries. These fellowships 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. You can apply for a Commonwealth Medical Fellowship to spend between three and six months at an approved UK university hospital, learning or improving a specific clinical skill. Fellows are expected to participate in clinical practice during their fellowship, and to register with the General Medical Council (GMC)/General Dental Council (GDC). If your proposed programme does not require this registration, your application will be considered ineligible

Eligibility

To apply for these fellowships, you must:

  • Be a Commonwealth citizen, refugee, or British protected person
  • Be permanently resident in a developing Commonwealth country
  • Be employed by a hospital affiliated to a university
  • Be nominated to the CSC by an eligible institution
  • Be available to start your fellowship in the UK on 1 October 2016
  • Have qualified as a doctor or dentist between 1 October 2006 and 30 September 2009, or before 1 October 2001
  • Have met the English language requirements of the General Medical Council (GMC)/General Dental Council (GDC) by 15 April 2016

Citizens of these countries are eligible for these fellowships:

Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, Cameroon, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Gambia, Ghana, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guyana, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Montserrat, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, St Helena, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and The Grenadines, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Virgin Islands (British) and Zambia

Value

Each fellowship provides:

  • Approved airfare from your home country to the UK and return at the end of your award (the CSC will not reimburse the cost of fares for dependants, nor usually the cost of journeys made before your award is finally confirmed)
  • Research support grant, payable to your host university hospital
  • Stipend (living allowance) at the rate of £1,580 per month, or £1,959 per month for those at universities in the London metropolitan area (rates quoted at 2015-2016 levels)
  • Reimbursement of the fee for a single English language test and the fee for General Medical Council (GMC)/ General Dental Council (GDC) registration
  • Arrival allowance
  • Study travel grant towards the costs of approved travel within the UK or overseas
  • If you are widowed, divorced, or a single parent, child allowance of £444 per month for the first child, and £109 per month for the second and third child under the age of 16, if you are accompanied by your children and solely legally responsible for them

Applications are considered according to the following selection criteria:

  • Academic merit of the candidate
  • Quality of the application
  • Potential impact of the work on the development of the candidate’s home country

How to apply

You must apply to one of the following nominating bodies in the first instance – the CSC does not accept direct applications for these fellowships:

  • Selected universities/medical colleges that are invited to nominate members of staff at affiliated hospitals
  • In Bangladesh, India, and Sri Lanka, through the national University Grants Commission
  • In Pakistan, through the Higher Education Commission.
  • All applications must be made through your nominating body in your home country
  • Each nominating body is responsible for its own selection process
  • You must check with your nominating body for their specific advice and rules for applying, and for their own closing date for applications
  • You must make your application using the CSC’s Electronic Application System (EAS)
  • Your application must be submitted to and endorsed by one of the approved nominating bodies listed above
  • Note: The CSC will not accept any applications that are not submitted via the EAS to a nominating body in your home country
  • Electronic Application System

Application deadline

The EAS will close to all applicants on 19 November 2015 and no further applications can be submitted after that date. The deadline for nominating bodies to submit nominations to the CSC is 17 December 2015

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2016 Commonwealth Academic Fellowships in UK for Early-Career Academics

csc-header-websiteApplications are invited for the 2016 Commonwealth Academic Fellowships available for early-career academics from developing Commonwealth countries. These fellowships enable fellows to spend three months to network and update knowledge and skills related to their academic subject and responsibilities at any approved UK university or higher education institution

Fellowship description

Commonwealth Academic Fellowships are offered to early career academics from developing Commonwealth countries, to enable them spend between three and ten months undertaking research and updating their skills at a UK university. These fellowships are funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID). The purpose of Commonwealth Academic Fellowships is to provide an opportunity for Fellows to undertake a period of research, network, and update knowledge and skills related to their academic subject and responsibilities

Awards are tenable at any approved UK university or higher education institution, for between three and ten months. Justification must be given within the application for the length of award requested. All applications require an email or letter of support from an academic at the proposed

The CSC also invites alumni who held Commonwealth Scholarships for PhD to apply directly to the CSC for a Commonwealth Academic Fellowship. All eligible alumni will be sent a letter with details of how to apply. Fellowships provide early career academics with the opportunity to plan, conduct, or write research, to encourage applications from universities where capacity building is a priority, and to enhance knowledge, skills and contacts in Fellows’ given disciplines

Eligibility

To apply for a Commonwealth Academic Fellowship, candidates should:

  • Be Commonwealth citizens, refugees, or British protected persons
  • Be permanently resident in a developing Commonwealth country
  • Be employed by a university in a developing Commonwealth country
  • Be available to commence their Fellowship in the United Kingdom on 1 October, 2016. Any other start date will only be permitted in exceptional circumstances
  • Have been awarded your PhD between two and ten years prior to October 2016
  • Not have previously held a Commonwealth Academic Fellowship within five years
  • Have been awarded your PhD by a UK university while on a Commonwealth Scholarship
  • Be in the employment of your nominating university

Citizens of the following developing Commonwealth countries are eligible for this fellowship:

Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, Cameroon, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Gambia, Ghana, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guyana, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Montserrat, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, St Helena, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and The Grenadines, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Virgin Islands (British) and Zambia

Value

Each fellowship provides the following:

  • Approved airfare from your home country to the UK and return at the end of your award (the CSC will not reimburse the cost of fares for dependants, nor usually the cost of journeys made before your award is finally confirmed)
  • Research support grant, at a fixed rate according to your subject, payable to your host university
  • Stipend (living allowance) at the rate of £1,580 per month, or £1,959 per month for those at universities in the London metropolitan area (rates quoted at 2015-2016 levels)
  • Grant towards the cost of preparing reports and other written work
  • Arrival allowance
  • Study travel grant towards the costs of approved travel within the UK or overseas
  • If you are widowed, divorced, or a single parent, child allowance of £444 per month for the first child, and £109 per month for the second and third child under the age of 16, if you are accompanied by your children and solely legally responsible for them. The level of financial support provided through family allowances is under review and subject to change in both eligibility and rate

How to apply

  • If you have previously held a Commonwealth PhD Scholarship funded by the CSC and meet the eligibility criteria for these fellowships, you can apply directly to the CSC
  • Selected universities are also invited to nominate their own academic staff
  • If you are employed by one of these universities, you must apply via that institution in the first instance
  • You must check with your nominating university for their specific advice and rules for applying, and for their own closing date for applications
  • Applications must be submitted using the Commission’s Electronic Application System (EAS)
  • Your application must be endorsed by the Vice-Chancellor or Executive Head of the university that employs you
  • Unless you previously held a Commonwealth PhD Scholarship funded by the CSC, the CSC will not accept any applications that are not submitted via a nominating university
  • The CSC cannot accept nominations for these fellowships from other organisations, or applications directly from individuals (other than those who have previously held a Commonwealth PhD Scholarship funded by the CSC); such applications will not be acknowledged

Once received by the CSC, each candidate’s application is first considered by a member of the CSC’s panel of advisers with expertise in the subject area concerned, and then by the CSC’s selection committee in competition with other candidates. Applications are considered according to the following selection criteria:

  • Academic merit of the candidate
  • The quality of the proposal
  • Potential impact of the work on the development of the candidate’s home country

If your application is successful, the CSC will notify you that you have been provisionally selected (selected for an award subject to the CSC agreeing your terms of admission to the university)

Application deadline

All applications must be submitted via the EAS by 19 November, 2015 at the latest. The deadline for nominating universities to submit nominations to the CSC is 17 December, 2015.

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