The Commonwealth Split-Site PhD Scholarship is a remarkable opportunity for aspiring scholars from developing countries to enhance their educational pursuits and contribute to the development of their home countries.
This Scholarship supports one year’s study at a UK university as part of a PhD being undertaken in the candidate’s home country, under the joint supervision of a home country and UK supervisor. These 12 months of study in the UK can be taken at any stage during your PhD study, providing it’s justified in your study plan.
The program can also be divided into two or more periods, with no more than 12 months elapsing between each award term. If you have not yet commenced your PhD at the time of your application, you’re eligible to spend a maximum of six months in the UK during your first year of study.
Requirements for Commonwealth Masters Scholarship
To be eligible for the Commonwealth Split-Site PhD Scholarship, Candidate must meet the criteria listed below:
- He/she must be a citizen of a Commonwealth country have been granted refugee status, or be a British Protected Person.
- The applicant should be permanently resident in an eligible Commonwealth country.
- Currently registered for a PhD at a university in an eligible Commonwealth country by September 2024.
- Must be available to start your academic studies in the UK in September 2024.
- Candidates should hold a first degree of at least upper second-class (2:1) honours standard, by September 2024, or a lower second-class degree and a relevant postgraduate qualification.
- Must demonstrate inability to afford to study in the UK without this Scholarship.
Benefits of the Commonwealth Masters Scholarship 2024
The Commonwealth Split-Site PhD Scholarship offers amazing benefits to successfully selected applicants, these benefits include:
- The cost of airfare from your home country to the UK and return at the end of your award will be covered.
- Approved tuition fees.
- living allowance of up to £1,347 monthly, or £1,652 for those at universities in the London metropolitan area.
- Warm clothing allowance, where applicable.
- Provision of Study travel grants to cover the cost of study-related travel within the UK or overseas.
- widowed, divorced, or single-parent scholars, will receive a child allowance
Selection Criteria for Commonwealth Masters Scholarship
Applications for the Commonwealth Split-Site Scholarship are assessed based on the following criteria:
- Academic merit of the candidate: This includes the academic record and achievements.
- Quality of the research proposal: The research proposal should demonstrate innovation and relevance to your home country’s development.
- Applicants can expect to hear the outcome by July 2024. Hence, applicants are advised to monitor their email accounts for scholarship updates.
How to Apply
To apply, you need to follow the steps outlined below:
- Visit the Common Wealth Scholarships application page at: https://fs29.formsite.com/m3nCYq/glzjjuqi5i/login to begin the application.
- Ensure that you choose a UK university with a part funding agreement with the CSC, as this is a key requirement for eligibility.
- For more details about this opportunity, please go to the official website at https://cscuk.fcdo.gov.uk/scholarships/commonwealth-split-site-scholarships-for-low-and-middle-income-countries/
The deadline for the Commonwealth Split-Site Scholarship 2924 application is December 5, 2023.
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