Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarship


Universities from all over the world are canceling their classes as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak. This is making it nearly impossible for students to access a scholarship program that will help them achieve their dreams. The reason why we are saying “nearly” impossible is because there is the option to study online.

Here is where the Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarship Program comes in and saves the day. This scholarship program enables highly talented and motivated students to gain knowledge and skills that will help them develop.

The Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarship Program is offering financial help to citizens who are residents of Commonwealth countries and want to keep studying, despite the Coronavirus outbreak.

The scholarship is funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the goal is to contribute to the UK’s international development and to support higher education.

Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarship Program


The scholarship program provides the following benefits:

  • Full cost of tuition fees
  • Full residential and other compulsory costs of studying a UK Master’s course by distance learning

Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarship Program


To be eligible for the scholarship program, candidates should:

  • Be a citizen of or have been granted refugee status by an eligible Commonwealth country, or be a British Protected Person
  • Be permanently resident in a developing Commonwealth country
  • Hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) standard. A lower qualification and sufficient relevant experience may be considered in certain cases.
  • Be unable to afford to study the program without this scholarship.
  • The CSC aims to identify talented individuals who have the potential to make a change.

Eligible Regions: Bangladesh, Cameroon, Eswatini, The Gambia, Ghana, Guyana, India, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Zambia.

Official Letter and Deadline

If you are interested in this scholarship program, then you should access the official website where you can find additional information about the application process. The deadline is April 13, 2020.

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