Commonwealth Scholarships for developing country citizens

Overview

Each year, the CSC invites each nominating agency/university/university body to forward a specific number of nominations. Each nominating agency/university/university body is responsible for its own selection process, and in most cases they will set a closing date in the months preceding the CSC’s deadline for nominations (21 December 2011).

Approximately 200-230 scholarships are awarded each year. The CSC invites around three times more nominations thanscholarships available – therefore, nominated candidates are not guaranteed to get a scholarship. There are no quotas for scholarships for any individual country. Candidates nominated by national nominating agencies are in competition with those nominated by universities/university bodies, and the same standards will be applied to applications made through either channel.

Terms and conditions

Eligibility

Applications are considered according to the following selection criteria:

  • Academic merit of the candidate
  • Quality of the proposal
  • Likely impact of the work on the development of the candidate’s home  country

How to Apply

All applications must be made through your nominating agency (or university/university body, if applicable) in your home country. You must check with them in the first instance for specific advice on how to make an application and for their own closing datesThe CSC cannot accept any applications direct from candidates.

The CSC expects all candidates being considered for a Commonwealth Scholarship to be nominated by an approved nominating agency/university/university body, and to have completed an application form using our Electronic Application System (EAS).

The CSC will not accept any applications which are not submitted via the EAS to the nominating agency/university/university body in the candidate’s home country.

Full help on how to complete an application form using the EAS is provided in our guides, which should be read in full before making any attempt to use the EAS.

Please note that all enquiries about these scholarships should be directed to the nominating agency/university/university body in your home country.

Scholarship Application Deadline

The EAS will close to applicants on 7 December 2011 and no further applications can be made after that date.

There is a nominating agency for Commonwealth Scholarships in each Commonwealth country. In addition, universities and university bodies in a number of developing Commonwealth countries are invited to nominate candidates to the CSC.

Scholarships details : http://cscuk.dfid.gov.uk/apply/scholarships-developing-cw/


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