Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships 2019 for full-time Master’s study at a UK university (Fully Funded)

Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships 2019 for full-time Master’s study at a UK university (Fully Funded)

Application Deadline: 16:00 (GMT) on 19 December 2018

Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships are for candidates from low and middle income Commonwealth countries, for full-time Master’s study at a UK university.

Funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID)Commonwealth Master’s Scholarshipsenable 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 offered under six themes:

  1. Science and technology for development
  2. Strengthening health systems and capacity
  3. Promoting global prosperity
  4. Strengthening global peace, security and governance
  5. Strengthening resilience and response to crises
  6. Access, inclusion and opportunity

Eligibility

To apply for these scholarships, you 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 your academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September/October 2019
  • By October 2019, hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) honours standard, or a second class degree and a relevant postgraduate qualification (usually a Master’s degree). The CSC would not normally fund a second UK Master’s degree. If you are applying for a second UK Master’s degree, you will need to provide justification as to why you wish to undertake this study Be unable to afford to study in the UK without this scholarship

Scholarship Worth:

Each scholarship provides:

  • Approved airfare from your home country to the UK and return at the end of your award (the CSC will not reimburse the cost of fares for dependants, nor the cost of journeys made before your award is confirmed)
  • Approved tuition fees Stipend (living allowance) at the rate of £1,084 per month, or £1,330 per month for those at universities in the London metropolitan area (rates quoted at 2018-2019 levels)
  • Warm clothing allowance, where applicable Thesis grant towards the cost of preparing a thesis or dissertation, where applicable
  • Study travel grant towards the cost of study-related travel within the UK or overseas If you are widowed, divorced, or a single parent, child allowance of £465 per month for the first child, and £114 per month for the second and third child under the age of 16, if you are accompanied by your children and they are living with you at the same address in the UK (rates quoted at 2018-2019 levels)

Eligible Commonwealth countries

Antigua and Barbuda
Bangladesh
Belize
Botswana
Cameroon
Dominica
Eswatini
Fiji
The Gambia
Ghana
Grenada
Guyana
India
Jamaica
Kenya
Kiribati
Lesotho
Malawi
Malaysia
Mauritius
Montserrat
Mozambique
Namibia
Nauru
Nigeria
Pakistan
Papua New Guinea
Rwanda
Samoa
Sierra Leone
Solomon Islands
South Africa
Sri Lanka
St Helena
St Lucia
St Vincent and the Grenadines
Tanzania
Tonga
Tuvalu
Uganda
Vanuatu
Zambia

How to apply

You must apply to one of the following nominating bodies in the first instance – the CSC does not accept direct applications for these scholarships:

All applications must be made through one of these nominating bodies. Each nominating body is responsible for its own selection process and may have additional eligibility criteria. You must check with your nominating body for their specific advice and rules for applying, their own eligibility criteria, and their own closing date for applications.

You must make your application using the CSC’s online application system, in addition to any other application that you are required to complete by your nominating body. The CSC will not accept any applications that are not submitted via the online application system.

All applications, must be submitted by 16:00 (GMT) on 19 December 2018 at the latest.
You are advised to complete and submit your application as soon as possible, as the online application system will be very busy in the days leading up to the application deadline.

Your application must include the following supporting documentation by 16:00 (GMT) on 4 January 2019 in order for your application to be eligible for consideration:

  • Proof of citizenship or refugee status – uploaded to the online application system
  • Full transcripts detailing all your higher education qualifications (with certified translations if not in English) – uploaded to the online application system
  • References from at least two individuals – submitted directly by the referees to the online application system (referees will be sent an email request)

Choosing a university/course

You may find the following resources useful when researching your choices of institution and course of study in the UK:

  • Study UK – British Council website, with guidance for international students and a course and institution search
  • Steps to Postgraduate Study – a guide to asking the right questions about taught postgraduate study in the UK
  • Postgrad.com – information for postgraduate students, with a course search
  • Prospects – information on postgraduate study in the UK
  • Research Excellent Framework 2014 results – results of a system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions
  • Steps to Postgraduate Study – a guide to asking the right questions about taught postgraduate study in the UK
  • UCAS Postgraduate – guidance on how to find and apply for a postgraduate course
  • Unistats – the official website for comparing UK higher education course data
  • UKCISA (UK Council for International Student Affairs) – advice for international students on choosing a course of study

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships 2019

Oxford Pershing Square Graduate Scholarships

Oxford Pershing Square Graduate Scholarships

Pershing Square Foundation
MBA/Masters Degree

Deadline: Jan 2019 (annual)
Study in:  UK
Course starts September 2019

Brief description:

Every year, the Pershing Square Foundation awards up to five full scholarships to support outstanding students on the 1+1 MBA, covering both the Master’s degree and the MBA year.

Host Institution(s):

Said Business School, University of Oxford in United Kingdom

Level/Field(s) of study:

Oxford’s 1+1 MBA Programme: Oxford University’s one-year full-time MBA programme combined with one of the one-year Masters programmes offered by other University departments

Number of Awards:

5 per year

Target group:

Open to all countries

Scholarship value/inclusions/duration:

The Scholarship provides funding for tuition, college fees and at least £14,553 toward living expenses for both years of study.

Eligibility/Selection Criteria:

Pershing Square Scholarships are awarded to individuals with the following attributes:

• Academic achievement
• Leadership potential, demonstrated through experience and motivation
• Strong personal character, integrity and commitment
• Intention to focus on addressing world-scale social challenges in your career, either in an existing organisation or through development of a new enterprise
• Ability to envision how to achieve scalable and sustainable solutions to these challenges
• Articulated vision on how the Oxford 1+1 MBA will allow you to fulfill your objectives

You must meet the entry requirements for both the Oxford MBA and your chosen Master’s programme.

Application instructions:

Each of the partnering Master’s programmes has its own application form, deadlines and requirements. In order to be considered for the Pershing Square Scholarship you must apply to the 1+1 MBA by the January 2019 deadline.

When you submit your 1+1 MBA application form you will be asked if you would like to be considered for the Pershing Square Scholarship.

Submit an essay in your application form of no more than 500 words addressing this question ‘How do you intend to change the world? What does this tell us about you as a person?’ 

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) to access the application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website: https://www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/oxford-experience/scholarships-and-funding/oxford-pershing-square-scholarship

Oxford-Weidenfeld and Hoffmann Scholarship and Leadership Programme

Oxford-Weidenfeld and Hoffmann Scholarship and Leadership Programme

University of Oxford
Masters Degree

Deadline: 11 Jan/25 Jan 2019* (annual)
Study in:  UK
Course starts 2019

Brief description:

The Oxford-Weidenfeld and Hoffman Scholarship and Leadership Programme supports outstanding students from transition and emerging economies throughout Africa, Asia and South America to pursue a graduate degree at Oxford University.  It is managed by the Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Trust.

Host Institution(s):

University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Level/Field(s) of study:

Eligible graduate programmes related to agriculture, health care, environmental and water management, economics, public and foreign policy. See the official website for the complete list of eligible programmes.

Number of Awards:

Up to 20

Target group:

Students from transition and emerging economies throughout Africa, Asia and South America

Scholarship value/inclusions/duration:

The scholarship will cover 100% of University and college fees and a grant for living costs (of at least £14,777). Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course.

Eligibility:

You should be applying to start one of the eligible courses at Oxford.  You must be ordinarily resident in one of the eligible countries (see the official website for the complete list).  You should be intending to return to your country of ordinary residence once your course is completed.

Successful applicants must demonstrate an interest in serving the global community through their chosen field of work. You should be able to demonstrate a connection between your subject of study and your longer-term career objectives, explaining how you see your professional work contributing to the improvement of public life in your country of origin or at a wider regional or international level.

Application instructions:

In order to be considered for this scholarship, you must select the Weidenfeld-Hoffman Scholarship and Leadership Programme in the Funding section of the University’s graduate application form and submit your application for graduate study by the relevant January deadline for your course (11 January or 25 January 2019). You must also complete a Weidenfeld-Hoffman Scholarships Statement (found at the official website) and upload it, together with your graduate application form, by the deadline.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website:  http://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/graduate/fees-and-funding/fees-funding-and-scholarship-search/weidenfeld-hoffmann-scholarships-and-leadership-programme/oxford-weidenfeld-and-hoffmann-scholarships-and-leadership-programme

Weidenfeld Hoffman Trust Website: http://www.whtrust.org/

Holland Scholarship for Non-EEA International Students

Holland Scholarship for Non-EEA International Students

Nuffic Netherlands
Bachelors/Masters Degree

Deadline: 1 Feb/1 May 2019 (annual)
Study in:  Netherlands
Course starts 2019

Brief description:

The Holland Scholarship, financed by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, is meant for international students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who want to do their bachelor’s or master’s at one of the Dutch research universities and universities of applied sciences  in Holland.

Host Institution(s):

Participating research universities and Participating universities of applies sciences

Level/Field(s) of Study:

Bachelor’s or Master’s Programme in eligible fields of study offered by the participating insitutions

Number of Awards:

Not specified

Target group:

International students from outside the EEA

Scholarship value/duration:

The scholarship amounts to €5,000.  Please note that this is not a full-tuition scholarship.  The grant is awarded for one year and can only be received once.

Eligibility:

• Your nationality is non-EEA.

• You are applying for a full-time bachelor’s or master’s at one of the participating Dutch higher education institutions.

• You meet the specific requirements of the institution of your choice.  You can find these on the website of the institution.

• You have never before studied at an education institution in the Netherlands.

Application instructions:

You must apply for the Holland Scholarship directly to the participating institution of your choice.  The deadline for applications is either 1 February 2019 or 1 May 2019.

Further information about the application procedure and the specific deadlines is available on the website of the institution of your choice. It is important to visit the official website (link found below)for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website:  http://www.studyinholland.nl/scholarships/holland-scholarship

Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship Program at University of Toronto

Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship Program at University of Toronto

University of Toronto
Bachelors Degree

Deadline: 30 Nov 2018 (annual)
Study in:  Canada
Course starts 2019

Brief description:

The Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship Program at the University of Toronto is intended to recognize international students who demonstrate exceptional academic achievement and creativity and who are recognized as leaders within their school. A special emphasis is placed on the impact the student has had on the life of their school and community, and their future potential to contribute positively to the global community.

Host Institution(s):

University of Toronto, Canada

Level/Field of study:

Undergraduate programme offered at the University

Number of Awards:

Each year, approximately 37 students will be named Lester B. Pearson Scholars.

Target group:

International students from around the world, including international students studying at Canadian high schools.

Scholarship value/inclusions/duration:

The scholarship will cover tuition, books, incidental fees, and full residence support for four years.

Eligibility:

To be eligible to apply to the Pearson International Scholarship, you must be:

  • • an international student (i.e. a non-Canadian requiring a study permit);
  • • currently in your final year of secondary school or have graduated no earlier than June 2018
  • • beginning your studies at the University of Toronto in September 2019 (students already attending post-secondary studies cannot be considered; students starting their studies in January 2019 at another post-secondary institution cannot be considered)

Application instructions:

To become a Pearson Scholar, you must be nominated by your school and apply to undergraduate studies at the University of Toronto. To apply, you’ll need to:

The school nomination deadline is 30 November 2018; the student admissions deadline is 17 December 2018; and the scholarship application deadline is 15 January 2019.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website:  http://future.utoronto.ca/pearson/about#about

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