UK overseas funding research that will have a positive impact on development, Commonwealth Ph.D. Scholarships help to meet the needs of Commonwealth countries. For the academic year 2023–2024, applications for the Commonwealth Ph.D. Scholarships are now being accepted.
This scholarship is aimed at those who would not be able to afford it, they also improve individual teaching and research capacity, increasing institutional capacity in academic and other sectors in Commonwealth nations. They will also support UK higher education and research by tempting top-tier international candidates and cultivating links and collaboration.
Application Deadline: The last date to apply is 18th October, 2022.
- University or Organization: Common Wealth
- Department: Doctoral
- Course Level: Ph.D.
- Access Mode: On Campus
- Eligible Countries: Bangladesh, Cameroon, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Sierra, Leone, Solomon Islands, Tanzania, The Gambia, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda, Zambia.
- Eligible Course or Subjects: Students can apply for any desired doctoral program offered by the scholarship organizers(Common Wealth).
- Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following/given criteria:
- Being a citizen of, receiving refugee status from, or a British Protected Person from one of the eligible Commonwealth nations.
- Becoming a permanent resident of a Commonwealth nation.
- Allowed to begin academic courses in the UK by September 2023, the start of the UK academic year.
- Hold a first degree with a minimum upper second class (2:1) honors standard by September 2023, or a second class degree (2:2) plus an appropriate postgraduate certificate (often a Master’s degree).
- Not be enrolled in a PhD program or an MPhil that leads to a PhD before September or October 2023 at a university in the UK or in your country of residence.
How to Apply
- How to Apply: The students are required to apply for admission via the university’s designated application portal: click here
- Supporting Documents: The students are required to present the following documents to the university:
- Evidence demonstrating the applicant’s citizenship or refugee status in a copy of a valid passport (or national ID card) with a photo, birthdate, and country of citizenship for a Commonwealth nation.
- Transcripts in full, with certified translations if not in English, detailing all higher education credentials, including current transcripts for any courses being taken.
- References from at least two people on letterhead from the institution; a statement in support from the potential supervisor on letterhead from the institution.
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