United Kingdom Fully Funded Scholarships 2023/2024 -Apply Now

United Kingdom Fully Funded Scholarships: The Government of the UNITED KINGDOM invites applications from international and domestic students for scholarship program for the 2023/2024 COMMONWEALTH FREE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM (Masters and PhD) which allows students to Study, work and live in United Kingdom.

An island country in northwest Europe, the United Kingdom is made up of England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Shakespeare and The Beatles were both born in England, and London, the country’s metropolis, is a major hub for economics and entertainment on a global scale. The Neolithic Stonehenge, the Roman spa at Bath, and the historically significant universities of Oxford and Cambridge are all located in England.

Here is a fantastic opportunity for you if you’re interested in working and studying in the UK.
The COMMONWEALTH FREE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM 2023/2024 enables students to study, work, and reside in the UK.

COMMONWEALTH FREE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Commonwealth Masters Scholarships Benefits

Each scholarship provides:

  • 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).
  • Approved tuition fees.
  • Stipend (living allowance) at the rate of £1,133 per month, or £1,390 per month for those at universities in the London metropolitan area (rates quoted at current levels).
  • 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. If you are widowed, divorced, or a single parent, child allowance of £485 per month for the first child, and £120 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 (rates quoted at current levels).
  • If you declare a disability, a full assessment of your needs and eligibility for additional financial support will be offered by the CSC. The CSC’s family allowances are intended to only be used as a contribution towards the cost of maintaining your family in the UK. The true costs are likely to be considerably higher. You must be able to supplement these allowances to support any family members who come to the UK with you.

Commonwealth Masters Scholarships Selection Criteria

Applications will be considered according to the following selection criteria:

  • Academic merit of the candidate
  • Quality of the plan of study
  • Potential impact on the development of the candidate’s home country

How to Apply for Commonwealth Masters Scholarships

You must apply to one of the following nominating bodies in the first instance – the CSC does not accept direct applications for these scholarships:

Each nominating body is responsible for its own selection process and may have additional eligibility criteria. 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.

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Commonwealth PhD Scholarships Eligibility

  • 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;
  • NOT be registered for a PhD, or an MPhil leading to a PhD, at a UK university or in your home country before September/October 2023;
  • Be unable to afford to study in the UK without this scholarship;
  • Have provided all supporting documentation in the required format.

Eligible Commonwealth Countries

Bangladesh, Cameroon, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Tanzania, The Gambia, Tuvalu, Uganda, Zambia

Commonwealth PhD Scholarships Selection Criteria

Applications will be considered according to the following selection criteria:

  • Academic merit of the candidate
  • Quality of the plan of study
  • Potential impact on the development of the candidate’s home country

How to Apply for Commonwealth PhD Scholarships

You must apply to one of the following nominating bodies in the first instance – the CSC does not accept direct applications for these scholarships:

  • Proof of citizenship or refugee status – uploaded to the online application system
  • Full transcripts detailing all your higher education qualifications including to-date transcripts for any qualifications you are currently studying (with certified translations if not in English) – uploaded to the online application system
  • References from at least two individuals – submitted directly by the referees to the online application system (referees will be sent an email request)
  • Supporting statement from a proposed supervisor in the UK from at least one of the institutions named on your application form -– submitted directly by your proposed supervisor to the online application system (supervisors will be sent an email request).

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