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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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

For more information and enquiry, click here

2015 MBA Scholarships for International Students at the University of Edinburgh, UK

University-of-Edinburgh-Business-School-300x167Applications are invited for the 2015 MBA Scholarships for International Students at the University of Edinburgh, UK. The different categories of these scholarships are: MBA Achievement Scholarships, MBA Diversity Scholarships and MBA Merit Scholarships which have a value of £5,000 and MBA Leadership Scholarships which have a value of £10,000. The scholarships will be awarded on-achievement, diversity, merit and leadership

Scholarship description

The Business School will offer four MBA Achievement Scholarships, each with a value of £5,000, to candidates who can demonstrate successful prior achievement in contributing to the improvement of a business, social or public organisation. The Business School will offer three MBA Diversity Scholarships, each with a value of £5,000, to candidates who enhance the diversity of cultures or perspectives on the Edinburgh MBA

The Business School will also offer five MBA Leadership Scholarships, each with a value of £10,000, to candidates who can demonstrate strong leadership experience or potential and have at least 5 year’s work experience and three MBA Merit Scholarships, each with a value of £5,000, to candidates who can demonstrate exceptional prior qualifications. This scholarship is available to both FT (Full Time) and Executive MBA students. Successful applicants enrolled on the Executive MBA will receive half the amount of the scholarship awarded in each of the two years of the programme. The scholarships will be deducted from tuition fees

Eligibility

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be considered eligible for these scholarships:

  • Applicants who are sponsored by their employer or are in receipt of a full scholarship are not eligible for these scholarships
  • If an applicant is successful in being awarded a scholarship, but subsequently declines their offer of admission to the MBA, the scholarship will be withdrawn and awarded to another applicant. An award will also be withdrawn if a student fails to meet the conditions set by the University
  • MBA Achievement Scholarships will be awarded to candidates who can demonstrate successful prior achievement in contributing to the improvement of a business, social or public organisation
  • MBA Diversity Scholarships will be awarded to candidates who, whilst bringing strong academic and work experience credentials, also enhance the diversity of cultures or perspectives on the Edinburgh MBA
  • MBA Leadership Scholarships will be awarded to candidates who can demonstrate strong leadership experience or potential and have at least 5 year’s work experience
  • MBA Merit Scholarships will be awarded to candidates who can demonstrate exceptional prior qualifications, measured either through their academic credentials, professional qualifications and/or GMAT scores

Value

The values of the scholarships are as follows:

  • MBA Achievement Scholarships, MBA Diversity Scholarships and MBA Merit Scholarships have a value of £5,000 each and
  • MBA Leadership Scholarships have a value of £10,000 each

How to apply

After receipt of an offer of a place on MBA, interested students may apply for an MBA scholarship. To apply, applicants should do the following:

  • Review the conditions for each scholarship
  • Download the MBA scholarship application form
  • Email your scholarship application form to mba-at-business-school.ed.ac.uk.

The scholarships will be awarded in consideration of the following: Achievement, Diversity, Merit and Leadership. Successful applicants will be notified of the result of their scholarship application within a month of the deadline.  To secure a scholarship, the successful applicant must have paid their programme deposit within two weeks of being offered the scholarship

Application deadline

The application deadline is 31 July, 2015

For more information, enquiries and application, click here

2015 William R McFarlane PhD Scholarship at University of Edinburgh, UK

The University of Edinburgh is inviting applications for the 2015 William R McFarlane Scholarship. One scholarship will be awarded to the best full-time applicant who meets the criteria below and is accepted onto a PhD in History commencing in the 2015/2016 academic year.

Scholarship description

The William R McFarlane PhD Scholarship is awarded to the best full-time applicant who meets the admission criteria and is accepted onto a PhD in History commencing in the 2015/2016 academic year. The value of the award is £15,000 per year for the duration of the recipient’s PhD degree programme (usually three years subject to satisfactory progress).

Eligibility

Applicants for this scholarship must be able to demonstrate the relevance of their proposed project to the history of Scottish emigration and/or the impact of Scottish mobility on overseas countries or related themes.

Proposals may focus on any period from the medieval centuries to recent times.

Successful applicants will become members of the Scottish Centre of Diaspora Studies and will participate in the Centre’s activities, including its graduate workshop in Diaspora Studies.

Note: this scholarship is open to UK/EU applicants only.

Value

The value of the award is £15,000 per year for the duration of the recipient’s PhD degree programme (usually three years subject to satisfactory progress). The Scholarship will cover the UK/EU rate of tuition fees, a stipend and research allowance (£450).

How to apply

All applications for this scholarship are done online

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application as soon as possible after the deadline.

Application deadline

The application deadline is 3 April, 2015.

For further information and enquiries, please visit

http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/student-funding/postgraduate/international/humanities/history-classics-archaeology/mcfarlane