Deadline for submitting applications October 14

There is no application fee for the Commonwealth Scholarship.

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October 12, 2021, 10:55 a.m.

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Representation image. Photo: Collected

The Commonwealth Scholarship, offered by the UK to 54 Commonwealth countries, closes applications for the 2022 session on October 14.

Interested applicants can find all the information, including the scholarship circular, on the University Grants Commission (UGC) website (

The Commonwealth Scholarship is awarded annually to more than 200 masters and doctoral programs. The duration of the Commonwealth Masters Scholarship is one year and for the Commonwealth Doctoral Scholarship is three years.

To date, more than thirty-five thousand students have taken advantage of the opportunity since its inception in 1959.

The Masters scholarship is funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID). There are separate designated institutions for each country.

There is no application fee for the Commonwealth Scholarship.

All expenses will be covered by this scholarship program to pursue a UK Masters or Doctorate in all available fields.

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• Approved return air tickets from your home country to the UK and return at the end of your award.
• Full tuition fees approved.
• Allowance (living allowance) at the rate of £ 1,084 per month, or £ 1,330 per month for students at universities in the London Metropolitan Area.
• Allocation of warm clothes, if necessary
• Thesis grant to cover the costs of preparing a thesis or a dissertation, if applicable
• Study travel grant to cover the cost of travel related to study in the UK or abroad.

Eligibility criteria
• Be a citizen or have been granted refugee status of an eligible Commonwealth country, or be a British Protected Person.
• Be a permanent resident of an eligible Commonwealth country.
• Those who have completed their bachelor’s degree in 4 years or those who have completed their bachelor’s degree in 2 years and their masters in 2 years are eligible to apply for the Commonwealth UK scholarship.
• NOT be enrolled for a PhD or MPhil leading to a PhD at a UK university before September / October 2022
• By October 2022, hold a first degree of at least an upper second class (2: 1) with honors, or a second class degree and a relevant postgraduate degree (usually a master’s degree).
• Be available to start your university studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September 2022
Eligible countries

There are 54 countries in the Commonwealth, Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe and the Pacific.

The official scholarship webpage is

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