Commonwealth Shared Scholarship – University Bids

  • PHD, Master, Bachelor
  • TBD
  • 15 December 2022

Commonwealth Shared Scholarships are for candidates from low- and middle-income Commonwealth countries, for full-time Master’s study in the UK on selected one-year courses, jointly supported by UK universities.


• 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 their academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September/October 2023 • By October 2023, hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) standard, or a second-class degree and a relevant postgraduate qualification (usually a Master’s degree) • Not have studied or worked for one (academic) year or more in a high-income country (for CSC purposes this is classified as a country which does not appear on the DAC list of ODA recipients) • Be unable to afford to study in the UK without this scholarship (note the university may be asked to state its procedures for verifying applicants’ financial status) • Commit to return to their home country within one month of the end date of the scholarship.

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The university is responsible for managing the welfare of Commonwealth Shared Scholars while they are on award. While the CSC pays for tuition fees, the university must pay for living allowances and provide any additional funding necessary to support the welfare of Scholars. This includes supporting Scholars with disabilities and funding any academic related reasonable adjustments that are required. If a Commonwealth Shared Scholar requires additional support in their personal life and they declare a disability to the CSC, a full assessment of their needs and eligibility for additional financial support will be offered by the CSC.


Candidate applications will open soon, and closing in mid-December.

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