Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC) announces 15 fully funded scholarships. Each scholarship of worth over £12,000 to cover tuition fees, are available for applicants from developing commonwealth countries to study MSc Tropical Forestry by distance learning at the Bangor University. Applicants applying for the scholarship are expected to have at least an upper second class degree in a relevant subject (forestry, conservation, land management, natural sciences and economics).
Study Subject(s): Scholarship is offered to learn Forestry course.
Course Level: This scholarship is available for pursuing Master’s degree level.
Scholarship Provider: CSC and Bangor University
Scholarship can be taken at: UK
Eligibility: In order to be considered for a CSC scholarships:
-Applicants are expected to have at least an upper second class degree in a relevant subject (forestry, conservation, land management, natural sciences and economics). Relevant work experience is also valued.
-Applicants with a lower second class degree with relevant and sufficient work experience may also be considered.
-Applicants from Bangladesh, Cameroon, Pakistan, Rwanda and Sri Lanka are required to take an IELTSand obtain a minimum overall score of 6.5, if they wish to be considered for a CSC scholarship. In order for an award to be taken up in the 2013 academic year, the IELTS test must have been taken after October 2012.
-Applicants from Botswana, The Gambia, Ghana, Guyana, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Namibia, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia do not need proof of English Language proficiency if they have studied their education through the medium of English.
-In order to study this course, students must have regular access to a computer with internet access, as the University cannot provide these to distance learning students.
-Scholars who do not have access to a reliable computer and reliable internet access will find that their distance learning experience will be severely compromised.
-Applicants should ensure they are eligible for entry to the course and that distance learning is suitable for them before applying for a CSC scholarship.
Scholarship Open for International Students: The students of Bangladesh, Botswana, Cameroon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guyana, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Namibia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia can apply for the scholarship.
Scholarship Description: They are pleased to announce that up to 15 fully-funded scholarships (each worth over £12,000 to cover tuition fees) are available for applicants from the following developing commonwealth countries to study for their MSc Tropical Forestry by distance learning: Bangladesh, Botswana, Cameroon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guyana, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Namibia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. The scholarship also includes a generous bursary to enable scholars to attend a compulsory 14-day study tour which will be held in Africa in July/August 2015. This postgraduate course is primarily intended for students who already have an interest in forestry and who wish to learn more about the environmental and societal benefits that forests can provide. Suitable applicants include individuals working in forestry/forest-related industries/ natural resource management, particularly in the fields of planning, regulation, policy, monitoring and environmental protection. The course is also suited to individuals working in forestry education who wish to further their knowledge and expertise in order to improve their teaching.
The scholarships are currently only available for entrants in September 2013.
Number of Awards: 15 scholarships are awarded.
Duration of Awards: Not Known
What does it cover? Each award worth over £12,000 to cover tuition fees are available for applicants from the developing commonwealth countries to study MSc Tropical Forestry by distance learning.
Notifications: They expect the CSC to announce their final decisions by July 2013.
How to apply: In order to be considered for nomination for a CSC scholarship, you will have to apply to the CSC, as follows:
-Access the CSC Electronic Application System
-Carefully read the information guide for distance learning candidates
-When you are ready to commence the application procedure, click on the link just below, titled “Click here to Access the System“.
-The deadline for completing submissions to the CSC EAS is 23:59 BST Friday 17th May 2013.
-Any queries from candidates about the CSC EAS should be directed to eas-at-cscuk.org.uk.
Note: Applicants should ensure that they are eligible for entry to the course before applying for a CSC scholarship.
Scholarship Application Deadline: Applications are to be submitted till 17th May 2013.