The Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships (QECS) offer a unique opportunity to study a two-year Master's degree in a low or middle income Commonwealth country.
Aimed at students who are committed to creating change in their communities, the scholarships are a life-changing opportunity to experience a new country and culture, to broaden horizons, and to build a global network that will last a lifetime.
Through cultural exchange and academic collaboration, Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholars help bring about positive change and find solutions to the shared challenges we face - both in their home countries and those that host them. As an active part of the Commonwealth network, scholars will help shape its future.
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The scholarships cover the following:
Fully-funded tuition fees.
Living allowance (stipend) for duration of award.
Return economy flights to host country.
One-off arrival allowance.
Research Support Grant (on request only; subject to approval).
Only universities listed on the QECS homepage are hosts for the current application cycle.
The application form consists of the following sections:
Academic & Employment Record
Course at host university details
Upload supporting documents (including references)
The statement section is formed of three main statements which applicants need to provide. Guidance for what is required for each statement is shown below as well as on the application form itself.
Plagiarism is not allowed. Applications shown to be plagiarised will not be considered.