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Department for International Development Scholarship for Developing Commonwealth Countries in UK, 2013/14

Postgraduate Taught Degree Scholarship for the Students of Developing Commonwealth Countries at University of Kent in UK , 2013/14

Study Subject(s): Various of the course offered by the university.
Course Level: This scholarship is available for pursuing postgraduate degree level.
Scholarship Provider: Department for International Development (DFID).
Scholarship can be taken at: UK

Eligibility:•Are a national of one of the countries listed and not at present living or studying in a developed country.
•hold a first degree at either first class or upper second-class level
•have not previously studied for one year or more in a developed country
•are themselves, or through their families, unable to pay to study in the UK
•will return to their home country as soon as their period of study is complete. In some circumstances a student may be permitted to remain in the UK if seeking doctoral study and they satisfy certain strict conditions

Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: The students of developing Commonwealth countries can apply for this scholarship.

Scholarship Description: Commonwealth Shared Scholarships, set up by DFID in 1986, represent a unique partnership between the United Kingdom government and UK Universities. To date, more than 3,500 students from developing Commonwealth countries have been awarded Shared Scholarships. Without these awards they would not otherwise have been able to benefit from UK higher education. The aim of the scheme is to assist students from developing Commonwealth countries who are of excellent academic calibre but for financial reasons would not otherwise be able to afford to study in the UK. The scheme allows them to benefit from postgraduate study at a university in the UK which will help them to contribute toward the development of their home countries.

Number of awards offered: Not Known

Duration of award(s): Scholarship is offered for one year.

What does it cover? The award covers tuition fees, return airfares and living costs (£917 per month) for a one-year taught Masters programme.

Selection Criteria: Candidates will be selected on the basis of academic excellence, satisfactory references and a personal statement of not more than 500 words.

How to Apply: The mode of applying is online.

Scholarship Application Deadline: Do submit your applications till 22nd March 2013.

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