Deadline: 15 February 2018
Commonwealth Scholarships for PhD and split-site PhD study in the UK are offered for citizens of developed Commonwealth countries. These scholarships are funded by the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).
- Antigua and Barbuda
- Papua New Guinea
- Pitcairn Islands
- Sierra Leone
- Solomon Islands
- South Africa
- Sri Lanka
- St Helena
- St Lucia
- St Vincent and the Grenadines
Disciplines: All subject areas are eligible, although the CSC’s selection criteria give priority to applications that demonstrate the strongest potential for strategic impact.
Location: tenable only at UK universities with which the CSC has a joint funding agreement.
- Applicant must be a citizen of or refugee in above mentioned countries and be permanently resident in one of these countries
- Applicant must be available to start academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September/October 2017
- Applicant must (by October 2017) hold a first degree of at least upper IInd class (2:1) honours standard, or a IInd class degree and a relevant postgraduate qualification (usually a Master’s degree)
- Applicant must be (if you are applying for split-site (PhD) study), be registered for a PhD at a university in your home country
How to apply:
- Applicant must make application directly to the CSC using the CSC’s Electronic Application System (EAS). Following supporting documentation to be submitted:
- Academic transcripts
- Unconditional offer(s) from chosen university/universities (a conditional offer with only a financial condition is acceptable)
- Citizenship proof: a copy of passport or birth certificate
- References from at least two individuals: If applying for PhD study, supporting statement from a proposed supervisor in the UK from at least one of the universities named on your application form. If applying for split-site (PhD) study, supporting statements from both home and prospective UK supervisors.
|Organization||Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK|
|Subject areas||All disciplines|
|Eligibility||Open to developed commonwealth countries|
|Deadline||15 February 2018|