Masters and PhD Scholarships for Zambian Students in UK, 2018

Applications are invited from suitably qualified Zambians to contest for 18 masters and 11 PhD Commonwealth scholarships tenable in the United Kingdom for the 2018/2019 Academic Year.

The CSFP is aimed at students of Commonwealth countries who can make a significant contribution to their home country after the completion of a higher education programme in the UK.

Students whose first language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in English by submitting satisfactory scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

Scholarship Description:

Application Deadline: January 19, 2018
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing Masters and PhD programme.
Study Subject: The scholarships are offered under six development themes and all candidates must apply under one of these themes: Science and technology for development; Strengthening health systems and capacity; Promoting global prosperity; Strengthening global peace, security and governance; Strengthening resilience and response to crises and Access, inclusion and opportunity.
Scholarship Award:

(a) Candidates should be able to meet own costs towards:

  • Expenses to and from the Airport;
  • Any costs not covered by the award

(b) The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC) will meet costs towards:

  • Approved airfare from Zambia to the United Kingdom and return at the end of the award;
  • Approved tuition fees;
  • A stipend (living allowance) at the approved rate;
  • Warm clothing allowance, where applicable;
  • Study travel grant towards the cost of study-related travel within the UK or overseas

Number of Scholarships: There are twenty Nine (29) scholarships available: Eighteen (18) Masters and Eleven (11) PhD Commonwealth scholarships.
Scholarship can be taken in the UK

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

Eligible Countries: Students from Zambia are eligible to apply.
Entrance Requirements: To apply for these scholarships, you must:

  • Be a Zambian;
  • Be permanently resident in Zambia:
  • Be available to start your academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September/October 2018
  • Hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) honours standard (for Masters) or a second class degree and a relevant postgraduate degree (for PhD);
  • Not be registered for a PhD, or an MPhil leading to a PhD, at a UK university before September/October 2018;
  • Be unable to afford to study in the UK without this scholarship

English Language Requirements: Students whose first language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in English by submitting satisfactory scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

Application Procedure:

Applicants should submit:

  • A typed letter of application responding to the advertisement, clearly stating the field of study desired, age, phone number for easy communication.
  • Curriculum Vitae, certified photo copies of Education certificates, transcripts and National Registration Card (NRC).
  • A study plan of the preferred course and how the intended course of study will enhance one’s contribution to Zambia’s development (400 words typed).
  • Recommendation letters from their respective employers indicating that they would be granted leave to take up offers if selected.

How to Apply: Applications should be sent by post.

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