Deadline: 16th April, 2021

Application is now open for Commonwealth Shared Scholarships for young people from from least developed and lower middle income Commonwealth countries, for full-time Master’s study on selected courses, jointly supported by UK universities.

The scholarship is fully Funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO). The Commonwealth Shared Scholarships enable talented and motivated young people and those who couldn’t afford to study in UK the opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills required for sustainable development.

The Commonwealth Shared scholarships are offered under six CSC development themes which are listed below:

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To apply for these scholarships, applicants must:

The CSC aims to identify talented individuals who have the potential to make change. We are committed to a policy of equal opportunity and non-discrimination, and encourage applications from a diverse range of candidates.

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The selection for the Commonwealth Shared scholarships involves Each participating UK University to conduct its own recruitment process to select a specified number of candidates to be awarded Commonwealth Shared Scholarships. Universities must put forward their selected candidates to the CSC in May 2021. The CSC will then confirm that these candidates meet the eligibility criteria for this scheme. Universities will inform candidates of their results in July 2021.


Applications will be considered according to the following selection criteria:

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You can apply for more than one taught Master’s course and/or to more than one university through the Commonwealth Shared Scholarships Scheme, but you may only accept one offer of a Shared Scholarship. These scholarships do not cover undergraduate courses, PhD study, or any pre-sessional English language teaching, and are usually tenable for one year only.

View the full list of eligible courses.

You must also secure admission to your course in addition to applying for a Shared Scholarship. You must check with your chosen university for their specific advice on when to apply, admission requirements, and rules for applying.

View a full list of university contact details

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 chosen university. The CSC will not accept any applications that are not submitted via the online application system.


Your application must include the following supporting documentation by the closing date to be eligible for consideration:

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All applications must be submitted by 16.00 (GMT) on 9 April 2021at the latest.


For more information visit the official webpage of Commonwealth Shared scholarships 2021

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