University Of Birmingham Commonwealth Shared Scholarships For Developing Commonwealth Countries 2024/202

IDD is pleased to announce that the University has secured two Commonwealth Shared Scholarships for 2024/2025 study. 

Application Deadline: 14th December 2023

Offered Annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: BangladeshBelize, Botswana, Cameroon, DominicaFiji, Gabon, Gambia, The, Ghana, GrenadaGuyanaIndia, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, MalaysiaMaldives, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nigeria, PakistanPapua New Guinea, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tonga, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Zambia

To Be Taken At (Country): UK

About the Award: The Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme is a joint initiative between the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and UK universities, including the University of Birmingham, to jointly support scholarships for students from developing Commonwealth countries who would not otherwise be able to study in the United Kingdom.

Field of Study: Candidates must also have been offered a place at the University of Birmingham on one of the following postgraduate programme:

  • MA Africa and Development
  • MA Social Research (African Studies)
  • MSc Clinical Oncology
  • MSc Respiratory Medicine

Type: Masters (Taught)

Eligibility: Candidates should be commencing a course in September 2024.

Candidates must also certify that they:

  • are nationals of a Commonwealth developing country, and not at present living or studying in a developed country;
  • have not undertaken studies lasting one year or more in a developed country;
  • are themselves, or through their families, unable to pay to study in the United Kingdom;
  • agree to return to their own country to work or study as soon as the award ends. The commission will only consider requests to extend leave to remain in the UK post-award for those wishing to move from Masters to PhD study. Strict conditions will apply.
  • DFID requires that the University certifies when submitting its shortlist of candidates that they are sufficiently proficient in the English language to cope with the course for which they have applied. This will normally mean that you will have to have satisfied any requirements concerning competence in the English language which are a condition of your offer of admission.

Number of Awards: 2

Value of Award: The award will cover:

  • Full tuition fees
  • Maintenance stipend
  • Air fare to and from the United Kingdom
  • Immigration Health Surcharge costs
  • A one-off arrival allowance payment of approximately £450
  • Thesis expenses of £225
  • Study travel grant up to £200
  • Excess baggage allowance for books up to 10kg on the return flight

Duration of Program: 1 year

How to Apply: In order to apply for this scholarship, you must:

  • Make an application on the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship website  by the deadline of 4pm on 14 December 2023.
  • Have made an application to study one of the approved programmes at the University of Birmingham

Visit the Program Webpage for Details

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