Master’s Scholarships for Developing Country Students – Cardiff University, UK
Commonwealth Master’s The studentships are available at Cardiff University for students must be postgraduate applicants from low and middle-income Commonwealth countries only, who wish to study programmes which fall under the six key themes.
An excellent opportunity for students from developing countries.
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The program is a joint initiative between the UK government-funded Commonwealth Scholarship Commission and UK universities. Cardiff University does not administer this application .
- Candidates must be nationals of a Commonwealth developing country, should have a first-class or high upper second degree, and professional experience of at least one year.
- students must be postgraduate applicants from low and middle-income Commonwealth countries only, who wish to study programmes which fall under the six key themes. 1) science and technology for development, 2) strengthening health systems and capacity, 3) promoting global prosperity, 4) strengthening global peace, security and governance, 5) strengthening resilience and response to crises, and 6) access, inclusion and opportunity.
- A standard in the English language of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent will be required from students whose first language is not English.
- Preference will be given to candidates from lower-income countries.
- More details are available from the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission Shared Scholarships Scheme.
- All eligibility enquiries and applications should be directed to the Commonwealth Association or the British Council within your home country.
How to Apply
Applications should be made through either a selected non-governmental organisation and charitable body or through your national nominating agency for Commonwealth scholarships in your home country.
Your application must include the following supporting documentation in order for your application to be eligible for consideration:
- proof of citizenship or refugee status – uploaded to the online application system
- full transcripts detailing all your higher education qualifications (with certified translations if not in English) – uploaded to the online application system
- references from at least two individuals – submitted directly by the referees to the online application system (referees will be sent an email request).
In addition to the normal application requirements,
- Candidates must certify in writing that:
a. they are nationals of a Commonwealth developing country, and not at present living or studying in a developed country;
b. have not undertaken studies lasting one year or more in a developed country;
c. are not at present employed by a national Government department or parastatal organisation;
d. are themselves, or through their families, unable to pay to study in the United Kingdom;
e. will return to their home country as soon as the end of their award.
- Candidates will be asked to provide a statement supported either by their Head of Department (if in the academic study) or Employer (if in employment) to say that they would not otherwise be able to afford to study in the UK.
Deadline for applications – 19 December 2018