If you are interested in getting your Master’s degree in the United Kingdom, then we have some great news to share with you. Commonwealth is now accepting applications for the Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships in 2019 that are going to take place in the United Kingdom. These scholarships are targeting low and middle-income Commonwealth countries and the purpose is to provide outstanding students with financial help in order to undertake full-time taught Master’s classes at a university that is located in the United Kingdom.
The Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships Commission is going to be in charge of accepting the applications and it also provides the main United Kingdom government scholarship scheme which is led by international development objectives. In addition, we want to mention that the Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships Commission is an executive non-departmental public body that is sponsored by the (DFID) Department of international development. With that said, let’s go ahead and check out which are the benefits of being awarded a Master’s scholarship from this program.
Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships in 2019: Benefits
- Approved airfare from your home country to the UK and return at the end of your award (the CSC will not reimburse the cost of fares for dependants, nor the cost of journeys made before your award is confirmed)
- Approved tuition fees
- Stipend (living allowance) at the rate of £1,110 per month, or £1,362 per month for those at universities in the London metropolitan area (rates quoted at 2019-2020 levels)
- Warm clothing allowance, where applicable
- Thesis grant towards the cost of preparing a thesis or dissertation, 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 £476 per month for the first child, and £117 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 (rates quoted at 2019-2020 levels)
Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships in 2019: Criteria
- 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 an eligible Commonwealth country
- Be available to start your academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September/October 2020
- By September 2020, hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) honors standard, or a second class degree (2:2) and a relevant postgraduate qualification (usually a Master’s degree). The CSC would not normally fund a second UK Master’s degree. If you are applying for a second UK Master’s degree, you will need to provide justification as to why you wish to undertake this study
- Be unable to afford to study in the UK without this scholarship
- Have provided all supporting documentation in the required format
Eligible Regions: Antigua and Barbuda, Bangladesh, Belize, Botswana, Cameroon, Dominica, Eswatini, Fiji, The Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Mauritius, Montserrat, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Samoa, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, St Helena, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Tanzania, Tonga, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Zambia.
Official Letter and Deadline
The deadline for these Master’s scholarships in the United Kingdom is 30th October 2019. In addition, we are advising all interested readers to CLICK HERE and visit the official website where they can fill in the online application form.