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Commonwealth Postgraduate Scholarship 2020/2021 Students Updates

Filed in Scholarships Update by on June 5, 2020


Commonwealth Postgraduate Scholarship 2020/2021 Students Updates.

Commonwealth Postgraduate Scholarship 2020: This article contain relevant tips about Commonwealth Scholarship 2020, eligibility, deadlines and how to apply for Commonwealth Scholarship 2020.

Commonwealth Scholarship 2019

The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK (CSC) awards over 900 scholarships and fellowships for postgraduate study and professional development to Commonwealth citizens each year.

The CSC aims to contribute to the UK’s international development aims and wider overseas interests, support excellence in UK higher education, and sustain the principles of the Commonwealth.

Candidates are selected on the basis of merit and their potential to contribute to the needs of their home countries.

Commonwealth Scholarship Candidate Eligibility/Requirements

Candidates are expected to hold a first degree at either first class or upper second class level, or at lower second class level plus a Master’s degree. The CSC cannot assess work experience in lieu of this minimum academic qualification.

Pre-sessional English courses are not supported by this programme. Universities must therefore confirm that candidates are sufficiently fluent in written and oral English to pursue their studies immediately and ensure that they meet the English language requirement set by UK Visas and Immigration.

Candidates are required to sign an undertaking that they:

  • Are nationals of a least developed or lower middle income Commonwealth country
  • Are permanently domiciled in a least developed and lower middle income Commonwealth country, and are not at present living or studying in a high income country
  • Have not undertaken studies for one (academic) year or more in a high income country
  • Have not worked for one year or more in a high income country
  • Are themselves, or through their families, unable to pay to study in the UK (the university may be asked to state its procedures for verifying applicants’ financial status)
  • Will return to their home country within one month of the end date of their scholarship

These eligibility criteria are subject to minor changes.

Eligible Commonwealth Countries

  • Bangladesh
  • Cameroon
  • Eswatini
  • The Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Guyana
  • India
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Lesotho
  • Malawi
  • Mozambique
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Rwanda
  • Samoa
  • Sierra Leone
  • Solomon Islands
  • Sri Lanka
  • Tanzania
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Vanuatu
  • Zambia

CommonWealth Scholarship Benefits

Commonwealth Scholarships are Fully Funded Scholarships in UK. The Scholarship is totally Sponsored by the UK Government. This help students from the Commonwealth Region achieve their dreams educationally. You’re entitle to:

  • Tuition Fees
  • Accommodation fees
  • Books Allowance
  • VISA and Travel fees
  • Feeding Allowance
  • Any other Expenses

How to Apply for Commonwealth Scholarship

The applicant should know that  Commonwealth Scholarships are  mostly applied during the November period yearly. Unless the Scholarship is affiliate to some international Institutions. This might vary  within the Mid year. What you need to do is to confirm the Deadlines. you check any of the post below. At the bottom of the post. The Deadline is boldly written.

You must make your application using the CSC’s online application system, in addition to any other application that you are required to complete by your nominating body. The CSC will not accept any applications that are not submitted via the online application system.

Below is the official portal for all country applications. Through this portal one can choose  his/her country which will give you on-country eligibility criteria. Official commonwealth scholarship application portal

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 19th December 2019

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