Commonwealth Scholarships for PhD Research in UK Institutions
Designation/Position- Commonwealth Scholarships
Commonwealth Scholarship Commission, UK (CSC) invites application for Commonwealth Scholarships from eligible and interested candidates
About- Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships are for PhD candidates from low and middle income Commonwealth countries, to spend up to 12 months at a UK university as part of their doctoral studies in their home country. Commonwealth Scholarships
Research/Job Area- These scholarships are offered under six themes:
- Science and technology for development
- Strengthening health systems and capacity
- Promoting global prosperity
- Strengthening global peace, security and governance
- Strengthening resilience and response to crises
- Access, inclusion and opportunity
Location- UK university
Eligibility/Qualification– Funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships enable talented and motivated individuals to gain the knowledge and skills required for sustainable development, and are aimed at those who could not otherwise afford to study in the UK.
These scholarships are for:
- 12 months study at a UK university as part of an applicant’s doctoral studies in their home country, starting in October 2020
- Applicants who are registered (or will be registered by September 2020) for a PhD at a university in an eligible Commonwealth country
- Study at a UK university with which your home university has an established institutional or departmental link
- Study at a UK university which has a part funding agreement with the CSC. View a full list of UK universities with part funding agreements
How to Apply- You must make your application directly to the CSC using the CSC’s online application system.
You are not required to apply via a nominating body for these scholarships.
Only one application per applicant for these scholarships will be accepted.
- Proof of citizenship or refugee status: copy of your valid passport (or national ID card) showing your photograph, date of birth, and country of citizenship or refugee status– uploaded to the online application system
- Full transcripts detailing all your higher education qualifications including to-date transcripts for any qualifications you are currently studying (with certified translations if not in English) – uploaded to the online application system
- Supporting statement from your supervisor at your home country university, including details of current institutional links, submitted directly by your supervisor to the online application system (supervisors will be sent an email request).
- Supporting statement from your proposed supervisor at a UK university, including details of current institutional links, submitted directly by your supervisor to the online application system (supervisors will be sent an email request).
- Reference from at least one other individual – submitted directly by the referee to the online application system (referees will be sent an email request)
It is your responsibility to ensure that your referees and supervisors are able to complete the references and supporting statements by the deadline and that they receive the reference and statement requests.
Last Date for Apply– 06 November 2019 16:00 (GMT)
Your application must include the following supporting documentation by 16:00 (GMT) on 27 November 2019