Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships

Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships enable talented and motivated individuals to gain the knowledge and skills required for sustainable development, and are aimed at those unable to study in the UK for financial and other reasons.

Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships are offered for citizens of certain developing Commonwealth countries.

These scholarships are funded by the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), with the aim of contributing to the UK’s international development aims and wider overseas interests, supporting excellence in UK higher education, and sustaining the principles of the Commonwealth.

The programme is aimed at high-quality postgraduate students who wish to access training not available in their home countries or need to remain in their home country while they study.

The scholarships are offered under six 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

The deadline is on Monday 26th April 2021.

 

Main Criteria

The selection is based on academic merit and potential impact of the work on the development of the candidate’s home country.

Candidates should be citizens of an eligible Commonwealth country, or be a British Protected Person.

Applicants should hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) standard.

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