Funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships enable talented and motivated individuals to gain the knowledge and skills required for sustainable development, and are aimed at those who could not otherwise afford to study in the UK.
Agencies will nominate candidates to the CSC by December 2022. Nominating agencies may set their own closing date for applications.
- Approved tuition fees
- 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 the cost of journeys made before your award is confirmed)
- Stipend (living allowance) at the rate of £1,236 per month
- Warm clothing allowance, where applicable
- Thesis grant towards the cost of preparing a thesis or dissertation, where applicable
- Study travel grant towards the cost of study-related travel within the UK or overseas
To apply for these scholarships, you must:
- Be a citizen of or have been granted refugee status by an eligible Commonwealth country, or be a British Protected Person.
- Be permanently resident in an eligible Commonwealth country.
- Be available to start your academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September 2023.
- By September 2023, hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) honours standard, or a second class degree (2:2) and a relevant postgraduate qualification (usually a Master’s degree). The CSC would not normally fund a second UK Master’s degree. If you are applying for a second UK Master’s degree, you will need to provide justification as to why you wish to undertake this study.
- Be unable to afford to study in the UK without this scholarship.
- Have provided all supporting documentation in the required format.
- Candidates must check with the nominating agency for their specific advice and rules for applying, and their own eligibility criteria.
How to Apply
Applications must be made using the CSC’s online application system
Candidates 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 applications
- Selected non-governmental organisations and charitable bodies
Click the 'How to Apply' tab here for further information.
- The scholarship is only valid for courses starting in September 2023.
- This scholarship cannot be used in conjunction with any other Bangor University Scholarship (with the exception of the Loyalty Discount).
All enquiries about these scholarships should be directed to your nominating body.
For any questions relating to the Commonwealth Masters scholarship programme 2023, please visit the here.
For general enquiries about applying for Commonwealth Scholarships or Fellowships; please use the Contact us form.
You may also contact the Regional Manager responsible for your country.