Commonwealth Scholarships

Canon Collins Trust acts as a nominating agency for Commonwealth Scholarships. We annually nominate 14 individuals for fully-funded Commonwealth Scholarships for Master’s or PhD study at any UK university. In 2019 scholarships are offered under six development themes and all candidates must apply under one of these 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

Eligibility criteria for Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships:

To apply for this scholarship through Canon Collins Trust you must:

  • Be a national of, or have refugee status, and  be permanently resident in one of the following countries: Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia
  • Be in possession of a good first degree (minimum second class, upper division or equivalent) or about to graduate in the year of application
  • Be applying for a full-time masters at a UK university
  • Be unable to afford to study in the UK without this scholarship
  • Have provided all supporting documentation in the required format. Applications with any outstanding documents or reference letters will not be considered!

For full eligibility criteria please see the PDF iconCommonwealth Master's scholarships terms and conditions 

Eligibility criteria for Commonwealth PhD Scholarships:

To apply for this scholarship through Canon Collins Trust you must:

  • Be a national of, or have refugee status, and  be permanently resident in one of the following countries: Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique or Zambia
  • By October 2020, hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) honours standard, or a second class (2:2) degree and a relevant postgraduate qualification (a Master’s degree)
  • Not be registered for a PhD at a UK university, or in your home country or elsewhere
  • Have the support of a potential supervisor from at least one UK university listed in your application form
  • Be unable to afford to study in the UK without this scholarship
  • Have provided all supporting documentation in the required format. Applications with any outstanding documents or reference letters will not be considered!

For full eligibility criteria please see the PDF iconCommonwealth Phd Scholarships terms and conditions

Commonwealth Master's scholarship Terms and Conditions . The CSC is commited to administering and managing its scholarships in a fair and transparent manner. For further information, see the CSC anti-fraud policy.

For more information, please read the information on the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission Website. 

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