Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme 2024-2025

Welcome to Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme 2024-2025 for candidates from least developed and lower middle income Commonwealth countries, for full-time master’s study on selected courses, jointly supported by UK universities. However, the scholarships do not cover undergraduate courses, PhD study, or any pre-sessional English language teaching. In this article, we will be looking at all the necessary application documentations and eligibility requirements as well as the application procedures an applicant must undergo.

The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK (CSC) provides the UK government scholarship scheme led by international development objectives. It operates within the framework of the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) and offers a vivid demonstration of the UK’s enduring commitment to the Commonwealth. By attracting individuals with outstanding talent and identifiable potential from all backgrounds and supporting them to become leaders and innovators on returning to their home countries, the CSC’s work combines sustainable development with the UK national interest and provides opportunities for international partnerships and collaboration.

Eligibility Criteria for Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme

To apply for these scholarships, applicant must:

  • Be a citizen of or have been granted refugee status by an eligible Commonwealth country, or be a British Protected Person
  • Be permanently resident in an eligible Commonwealth country.
  • Be available to start their academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September 2024
  • By September 2024, hold a first degree of at least upper second-class (2:1) honors standard, or a lower second-class degree (2:2) and a relevant postgraduate qualification (usually a master’s degree)
  • Not have studied or worked for one (academic) year or more in a high-income country.
  • Be unable to afford to study in the UK university without this Scholarship.
  • Have provided all supporting documentation in the required format.

Application Requirement for Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme

Candidates must upload the following with their application:

  • Proof that the applicant is a citizen or has refugee status in an eligible Commonwealth country: a copy of a valid passport (or national ID card) showing a photograph, date of birth, and country of citizenship.
  • Full transcripts detailing all higher education qualifications, including to-date transcripts for any courses currently being studied, with certified translations if not in English.

How to Apply for Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme

Applications for Commonwealth Shared Scholarships for the 2024-2025 academic year are now opened.
Candidates must apply and secure admission to study an approved master’s course at a participating UK university in addition to applying for a Commonwealth Shared Scholarship via the CSC’s online application system.

You must check with your chosen university for their specific advice on when to apply, admission requirements, and rules for applying.

Application Deadline

Application closes in November 2024 for all candidates.

for more information, click here to be directed to the official site of the Scholarship scheme.