Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing Master’s, PhD and split-site (PhD) degree program at UK Universities.
Scholarship Provider: UK Department for International Development (DFID)
Scholarship can be taken at: UK
-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 October 2016, 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)
-The CSC promotes equal opportunity, gender equity, and cultural exchange. Applications are encouraged from a diverse range of candidates.
-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 £1,034 per month, or £1,268 per month for those at universities in the London metropolitan area (rates quoted at 2015-2016 levels)
-Thesis grant towards the cost of preparing a thesis or dissertation, where applicable ? Warm clothing allowance
-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)
-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 £222 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) and child allowance of £222 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 spouse and children and they are living with you at the same address in the UK
-If you are widowed, divorced, or a single parent (irrespective of the length of your scholarship), 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 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.
-Academic merit of the candidate
-Quality of the proposal
-Potential impact of the work on the development of the candidate’s home country
-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. The CSC will not accept any applications that are not submitted via the EAS to a nominating body in your home country.
Read more: 2016 Commonwealth Scholarships for Developing Countries Scholarship Positions 2015 2016