Applications sought from suitably qualified applicants for the 2022 Commonwealth Split-Site Scholarships from low and middle income countries.
The scholarship aims at supporting and encouraging resourceful and highly motivated applicants to acquire knowledge and specific skills required for sustainable development and also targeted at those who could not otherwise have the funds to study in the UK.
UK Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)
Eligible Commonwealth Country University in UK
- 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 £1,133 per month, or £1,390 per month for those at universities in the London metropolitan area (rates quoted at 2021-2022 levels).
- Warm clothing allowance, where applicable.
- Study travel grant towards the cost of study-related travel within the UK or overseas.
- If you are widowed, divorced, or a single parent, child allowance of £485 per month for the first child, and £120 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
Low and Middle Income Countries
For the Commonwealth Split-Site Scholarships, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- A citizen of or have been granted refugee status by an eligible Commonwealth country, or be a British Protected Person.
- 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, 2022).
- Be sure that an institutional or departmental link exists between your home university and the proposed UK university.
- Available to start academic studies in the UK by the commencement of the UK academic year in September/October, 2022.
- Provide all supporting documents in the required formats.
- Who are unable to afford studies in the UK without the scholarship.
Scholars should apply to study at a UK university which has a part funding agreement with the CSC. Part funding agreements are at the discretion of individual universities. For a list of universities that have agreed to part fund Commonwealth Scholarships, visit the UK universities with part funding agreements page on the CSC website.
You must make your application directly to the CSC using the CSC’s online application system. The CSC will not accept any applications that are not submitted via the CSC’s online application system.
17th February, 2022