Commonwealth Split-Site 2024 PhD Scholarships for Low Income Countries (FULLY FUNDED)

Commonwealth Split-Site 2024 PhD Scholarships for Low Income Countries (FULLY FUNDED)

Commonwealth Split-Site 2024 PhD Scholarships for Low Income Countries (FULLY FUNDED)

Applications are sought from eligible candidates for the 2024 Commonwealth Split-Site PhD Scholarships. These scholarships are specifically designed for students from low and middle-income countries.

The Commonwealth scholarship strives to assist and motivate resourceful and highly driven individuals in acquiring the knowledge and specific skills necessary for sustainable development. It is particularly directed towards those who might lack the financial means to pursue studies in the UK.

The Commonwealth Split-Site Scholarships offer a valuable opportunity for motivated individuals from low and middle-income countries to pursue a PhD. The program focuses on fostering sustainable development by providing support to applicants who may not have the financial means to study in the UK.

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Scholarship Summary:

Scholarship Sponsor(s): UK Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)

Scholarship Type: Full Scholarship

Scholarships to be taken at: Eligible Commonwealth Country University

Scholarship level: Postgraduate (PhD)

Scholarship Worth: See Scholarship Benefits (below)

Number of Awards: Several

Nationality: Low and Middle Income Countries

Requirement and Eligibility Criteria for the Commonwealth Split-Site Scholarships:

  • Be a citizen of or have been granted refugee status by an eligible Commonwealth country, or be a British Protected Person.
  • Be residing permanently in an eligible Commonwealth country.
  • Be a registered PhD candidate at a university in a Commonwealth eligible country by the time of scholarship confirmation (September, 2024).
  • Be sure that an institutional or departmental link exists between your home university and the proposed UK university.
  • Applicant must be available to start academic studies in the UK by the commencement of the UK academic year in September, 2024.
  • Applicants are to provide all supporting documents in the required formats.
  • By September 2024, hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) honours standard, or a lower second class degree and a relevant postgraduate qualification (usually a Master’s degree).
  • Be unable to afford studies in the UK without the scholarship.

Benefits for the Commonwealth Split-Site Scholarships:

• Approved airfare from your home country to the UK and return at the end of your award.

• Approved tuition fees

• Stipend (living allowance) at the rate of £1,347 per month, or £1,652 per month for those at universities in the London metropolitan area (rates quoted at current levels)

• Warm clothing allowance, where applicable

• Study travel grant towards the cost of study-related travel within the UK or overseas

• If a scholar is widowed, divorced, or a single parent, child allowance of £576.61 per month for the first child, and £143 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.

If a Scholar shares that they have a disability, a full assessment of their needs and eligibility for additional financial support will be offered by the CSC.

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Application Procedure for the Commonwealth Split-Site Scholarships (How to Apply):

Potential candidates for the Commonwealth Split-Site Scholarships 2024 must apply to study at a UK university that has a partial funding agreement with the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC).

To initiate the application process, candidates must submit their applications directly to the CSC using the online application system. It’s important to note that the CSC strictly accepts applications through this online platform.

Documentation Requirements:

  • Proof of citizenship or refugee status: A copy of a valid passport or national ID card, displaying a photograph, date of birth, country of citizenship or refugee status. This document should be uploaded to the online application system.
  • Full academic transcripts for all higher education qualifications, including current transcripts for any ongoing qualifications (with certified translations if not in English). These should also be uploaded to the online application portal.
  • References from at least two individuals, in PDF format, signed on institutional letterhead or an email that clearly displays the sender’s details.
  • A supporting statement on institutional letterhead from a prospective supervisor in the UK, affiliated with at least one of the institutions mentioned on the application form.
  • A supporting statement, in PDF format, signed and on institutional letterhead or an email that clearly shows the sender’s details, from the current supervisor at the home university.

Application Deadline: 5 December, 2023 at 16:00 (GMT)

For more information, Visit the Official Website.

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