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Commonwealth PhD Scholarship Program in the UK 2021

Study in the UK and Get Your Doctoral Degree

Last Updated on December 18, 2020

Introduction

The Commonwealth Scholarship is one of the world’s most renowned programs and it provides outstanding students with the opportunity to study in the UK and get a higher-studies degree. The Commonwealth PhD Scholarship Program in the UK has announced that it is accepting applications from students from least developed countries and fragile states. The PhD topic is full-time doctoral study.

As previously noted, the scholarship program is aiming to help students from least developed countries and fragile states receive the chance to undertake a full-time doctoral study at a UK university. Therefore, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to find out that the scholarship program offers many financial benefits. Without any further ado, let’s check them out below.

Commonwealth PhD Scholarship Program in the UK 2021

Benefits:

  • Approved airfare from the applicant’s home country to the UK and return at the end of his award (the CSC will not reimburse the cost of fares for dependents, nor the cost of journeys made before the award is confirmed)
  • Approved tuition fees
  • Stipend (living allowance) at the rate of £1,116 per month, or £1,369 per month for those at universities in the London metropolitan area (rates quoted at 2020-2021 levels)
  • Warm clothing allowance, where applicable
  • Study travel grant towards the cost of study-related travel within the UK or overseas
  • Provision towards the cost of fieldwork undertaken overseas (the cost of one economy class return airfare to fieldwork location), where approved
  • Paid mid-term visit (airfare) to home country (unless applicant have claimed (or intend to claim) spouse and/or child allowances during his scholarship, or have received a return airfare to home country for fieldwork)
  • If you declare a disability, a full assessment of your needs and eligibility for additional financial support will be offered by the CSC.
  • Family allowances, as follows (rates quoted at 2020-2021 levels):
  • If you are accompanied by your spouse but no children: spouse allowance of £240 per month for a maximum period of nine months, if you and your spouse are living together at the same address in the UK (unless your spouse is also in receipt of a scholarship; other conditions also apply)
  • If you are accompanied by your spouse and children: spouse allowance of £240 per month and child allowance of £240 per month for the first child, and £118 per month for the second and third child under the age of 16, if your spouse and children are living with you at the same address in the UK (unless your spouse is also in receipt of a scholarship; other conditions also apply)
  • If you are accompanied by your children but no spouse: child allowance of £480 per month for the first child, and £118 per month for the second and third child under the age of 16, if your children are living with you at the same address in the UK

Commonwealth PhD Scholarship Program in the UK 2021

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 academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September/October 2021
  • By September 2021, 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 (a Master’s degree)
  • NOT be registered for a PhD, or an MPhil leading to a PhD, at a UK university before September 2021
  • NOT have commenced and be currently registered for a PhD, or an MPhil leading to a PhD, in the applicant’s home country or elsewhere
  • Have the support of a potential supervisor from at least one UK university listed in the application form
  • Have provided all supporting documentation in the required format
  • Be unable to afford to study in the UK without this scholarship

Regions: Bangladesh, Cameroon, The Gambia, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Tanzania, Tuvalu, Uganda, Zambia.

Official Letter and Deadline

We are advising all interested students to CLICK HERE and access the official website where they can submit their online application. The deadline is January 18, 2021.

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