Applications for the Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships are now open for the 2022-2023 academic year.
Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships are for candidates from least developed, low, and lower middle-income Commonwealth countries, for part-time Master’s study by distance learning on selected courses offered by UK universities. These scholarships are funded by the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office.
About the Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships
DEADLINE : 15 March 2022.
LEVEL : Online Master.
FINANCING : Tuition fees + study grant.
OPEN TO : Specific countries (see below).
HOST COUNTRY : UK.
The CSC aims to identify talented individuals who have the potential to make change. To be eligible for a Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships, candidates should:
- Be a citizen of or have been granted refugee status by an eligible Commonwealth country (see below), or be a British Protected Person
- Be permanently resident in a developing Commonwealth country.
- Hold a first degree of at least upper second class standard. A lower qualification and sufficient relevant experience may be considered in certain cases.
- Be unable to afford to study the program without this scholarship.
The 25 eligible countries listed below can apply for Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships in 2022: Bangladesh, Belize, Cameroon, Eswatini, Ghana, India, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua, New Guinea, Rwanda, Samoa, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, The Gambia, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Zambia.
Amount of the Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships
A Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships covers:
- Tuition fees.
- Study grants where required.
The CSC does not require any candidates to take an IELTS (English language) test.
Participating universities and eligible courses.
Access, inclusion, and opportunity :
|Loughborough University||MSc Water Management for Development|
|University of Edinburgh||MSc Clinical Education|
|University of Southampton||MSc Gerontology|
Promoting global prosperity:
|Leeds Beckett University||MSc Responsible Tourism Management|
|University of Edinburgh||MSc International Development (distance learning)|
Science and technology for development:
|Bangor University||MSc Tropical Forestry|
|University of Manchester||MSc Management and Information Systems: Change and Development|
|University of St Andrews||PGDip/MSc Sustainable Aquaculture|
Strengthening global peace, security, and governance:
|Open University||MSc Global Development|
|University of Oxford||MSt International Human Rights Law|
Strengthening health systems and capacity:
|Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine||MSc Global Health|
|University of Edinburgh||MSc Surgical Sciences|
|University of Manchester||Master of Public Health|
|University of Strathclyde||MSc Prosthetic & Orthotic Rehabilitation Studies|
|London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine||MSc Clinical Trials|
|University of Edinburgh||Master of Public Health|
|Cardiff University||MSc Palliative Medicine for Healthcare Professionals|
|University of Stirling||MSc Dementia Studies|
Strengthening resilience and responses to crises:
|Open University||MSc Environmental Management|
How to apply to the Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships?
At first, you need to apply and secure admission to study an eligible master’s course at a UK university that is participating in the Distance Learning scheme (use links above to apply). You must check with your chosen university for their specific advice on when to apply, admission requirements, and rules for applying.
You can apply for more than one course and/or to more than one university, but you may only accept one offer of a Distance Learning Scholarship.
You can start your application for the Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships, but you won’t be able to finalize it until you upload the offer letter.
Applications must include the following supporting documentation by 17:00 (GMT) on 5 April 2022 in order for your application to be eligible for consideration:
- At least one reference.
- An offer letter to start the chosen course of study in the 2022-2023 academic year.
- Full transcripts detailing all your higher education qualifications (with certified translations if not in English).
The deadline to apply for the Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships is 15 March 2022, while the deadline to upload your document is 5 April 2022.
If you require any further assistance about applying for a Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships, you can contact them here.
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