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2013 Commonwealth Shared Scholarships, UK

2013 Commonwealth Shared Scholarships, UK

About Scholarship: Applications invited by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC) for Commonwealth Shared Scholarships. 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 UK. The scheme allows them to benefit from postgraduate study at a university in the UK which will help them to contribute toward the development of their home countries.

Scholarship details: DFID and participating UK institutions will jointly meet the full costs of an award holder’s study in the UK including air fares to and from the UK. Maintenance allowance is paid by the scholar’s host institution, at the level set by the UK Government: £1,134 per month for scholars based in London and £917 per month for the rest of the UK.

A grant of up to £225 to cover thesis (Master’s) costs is available; also available is £200 for study travel. The cost of up to 10 Kilograms of excess baggage (books only) is available for scholars returning home at the end of their awards. 

Eligibility: Candidates are normally expected to hold a first degree at either first class or upper second-class level. Sponsoring institutions must confirm that candidates are sufficiently fluent in written and oral English to pursue their proposed studies immediately, as no pre-course English Language Teaching is available under these awards. Candidates who have already studied for one year or more in a developed country or who possess sufficient resources to self-fund are not eligible for an award. 

Apply: Applications should be made directly to the institutions at which candidates wish to study. The sponsoring institutions will be the judges of academic calibre and will forward their nominations to the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission for its agreement. Institutions will normally advise candidates of the result not later than July. 

Click here to know more about application details: http://cscuk.dfid.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/prospectus-shared-scholarships-2013.pdf 

Deadline: April 30, 2013

Further Information: http://cscuk.dfid.gov.uk/apply/shared-scholarships/info-candidates/

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