The Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships 2022 – Apply Now!

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply for The Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships 2022 as the application is currently on, the scholarship is for PhD candidates from low and middle-income Commonwealth countries to have 12 months of study at a UK university as part of their doctoral studies in their home country.

The Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships 2022

About Commonwealth Split-site Scholarship About

This scholarship programme is funded by the UK Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO). Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships makes it possible for interested persons who are talented and motivated to secure the necessary knowledge and skills required for sustainable development, the scholarship is also targeted to those who on their own, will not be able to afford to study in the UK.

Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships provide access to UK facilities, equipment, and expertise for high-quality doctoral candidates and contribute to UK and Commonwealth higher education and research by supporting collaboration and partnerships between universities.

Eligibility for Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships

Split-site Scholarships are for studying in the UK in September/October 2022. For an applicant to be eligible:

  • The applicant must be a citizen of a Commonwealth country or be a British Protected Person to be eligible for this scholarship
  • The applicant must Be permanently resident in an eligible Commonwealth country
  • Candidate Must Be registered for a PhD at a university in an eligible Commonwealth country by the time your scholarship starts (September 2022)
  • It is expected that there be an existing  link between a candidate’s home university and their proposed UK university which must be greater than simply a collaboration between individuals
  • An applicant must be available to start their academic studies in the UK in September 2022
  • For an applicant to be eligible, he/she must hold a second class upper honours by Sept. 2022 or relevant postgraduate qualification ( Master’s degree)
  • The applicant must be unable to afford to study in the UK without this scholarship to be eligible

Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships Worth and Duration

Commonwealth Split-site scholarship awards are for a period of 12-month of study at any approved UK university or higher education institution with which the CSC has a part funding agreement for a specific programme of research.

Please note that the scholarship will not support your period of study at your home country’s university, the prestigious awards are made in respect of full-time study only and do not permit a simultaneous studying of another course. The Split-site scholarships are intended to provide access to specific expertise or equipment that would not otherwise be available in your home country.

Scholarship Worth

For each of these scholarships, the following are provided:

  • Airfare from your home country to the UK and return at the end of your award.
  • The scholarship covers the tuition fees
  • The provision of a living allowance of £1,133 per month, or £1,390 per month for those at universities in the London metropolitan area
  • The scholarship also provides a Warm clothing allowance, where applicable
  • The provision of a Study travel grant towards the cost of study-related travel within the UK or overseas
  • There is also child allowance coverage for widows, divorced, or single parents. An amount of £485 per month for the first child, and £120 per month for the second and third children under the age of 16, where the beneficiary is accompanied by the children at the same address in the UK

General Conditions for Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships 2022

  • Commonwealth Scholarships may not be held concurrently with other bursaries and scholarships
  • It will be necessary to create a record in your name for your application to be administered effectively. See the privacy notice at this link to find out more
  • Upon successful application, the CSC will notify you that you have been provisionally selected for an award subject to the CSC agreeing to your terms of admission to the university.
  • Candidates are not required to take an IELTS test.

Kindly see the Handbook for Commonwealth Scholars and Fellows at: for more information. Also, note that the conditions outlined in the Handbook are subject to change.

How to Apply for Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships

Interested and qualified Scholars can apply to study at a UK university that has a part funding agreement with the CSC. For those who might not understand what Part funding agreements are all about, these are the discretion of individual universities.

You can identify the various universities that have agreed to part-fund with Commonwealth Scholarships by visiting the UK universities with part funding agreements page on the CSC website:

Candidates are required to submit their applications directly to the CSC using the CSC’s online application system. Any application that is not submitted via the CSC’s online application system will not be accepted.

You can also visit the CSC Apply page to view other Scholarships. For more details, click on this link.


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