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Commonwealth Shared Scholarships invites applications to study in the UK

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Our Correspondent
Posted on 19 Nov 2021
11:26 AM
Applications will be considered according to the candidate’s academic merit and quality of the plan of study.

Applications will be considered according to the candidate’s academic merit and quality of the plan of study. shutterstock

Scholarship funded by UK government; candidates from 23 eligible Commonwealth countries can apply for 2022 academic year
Last date to apply for scholarship is December 20, 2021

Commonwealth Shared Scholarships -- funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) -- is inviting applications for eligible candidates who wish to study in the UK for the 2022 academic year.

The last date to apply for the scholarship is December 20.


This scholarship will facilitate full-time Master’s study on selected courses at a UK university for candidates from the least developed and lower-middle income Commonwealth countries who could not otherwise afford to study in the UK.

Candidates from 23 eligible countries can apply for the Commonwealth Shared Scholarships in 2022. These countries include India, Bangladesh, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Sri Lanka and Uganda among others.

Eligibility criteria for the Commonwealth Shared Scholarships 2022:

  • Candidate must be a citizen of or have been granted refugee status by an eligible Commonwealth country, or be a British Protected Person
  • Candidate must be permanently resident in an eligible Commonwealth country and be available to start academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September 2022
  • By September 2022, the candidate must hold a first degree of at least upper second-class honours standard, or a lower second-class degree and a relevant postgraduate qualification.
  • Candidate should not have studied or worked for one academic year or more in a high-income country
  • Candidate should be unable to afford to study at a UK university without this scholarship
  • Candidate should provide all supporting documentation in the required format

Each participating UK university will conduct its own recruitment process to select a specified number of candidates who are to be awarded with the Commonwealth Shared Scholarships.

All participating universities must present their selected candidates by March 2022. The scholarship committee will then confirm who among these candidates meet the eligibility criteria for the scheme. Universities will inform candidates about their results by July 2022.

Applications will be considered according to the candidate’s academic merit, quality of the plan of study and the potential impact on the development of the candidate’s home country.

Each scholarship will fund the following:

  • Approved airfare from your home country to the UK and return at the end of your scholarship period.
  • Approved tuition fees will be funded by the Commonwealth Scholarship.
  • Living allowance at the rate of £1,133 per month, or £1,390 per month for those at universities in the London metropolitan area.
  • Warm clothing allowance according to necessity.
  • Thesis grant towards the cost of preparing a thesis or dissertation, where applicable.
  • Study travel grant towards the cost of study-related travel within the UK or overseas.
  • If you are widowed, divorced, or a single parent, child allowance of £485 per month for the first child, and £120 per month for the second and third child under the age of 16.

Interested candidates can apply for the scholarship through the official link

Last updated on 19 Nov 2021
11:26 AM
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