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University of Edinburgh Commonwealth Shared Scholarships 2022/2023 for Developing Countries

 The University of Edinburgh has three Commonwealth Shared Scholarships to offer for the 2022 academic year.

The University of Edinburgh Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme is a joint initiative between the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and UK universities, including the University of Edinburgh, to jointly support scholarships for students from developing Commonwealth countries who would not otherwise be able to study in the United Kingdom.

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The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK (CSC) provides the main UK government scholarship scheme led by international development objectives. The CSC is an executive non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Department for International Development (DFID). The CSC operates within the framework of the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) and is a vivid demonstration of the UK�s enduring commitment to the Commonwealth. By supporting innovators and leaders of the future from across the Commonwealth, and by attracting outstanding talent to Britain�s universi... read more


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Commonwealth Masters Scholarship


Aim and Benefits of Commonwealth Masters Scholarship

The award is financed jointly by the University of Edinburgh and DfID. The award will cover:

  • All tuition fees;
  • Air fare to and from the United Kingdom;
  • Expenses for accommodation and maintenance.
  • Payments for the academic year 2021-2022 are set at £1,133 per month for the programme of study. 

Duration of Programme: Awards will normally be for one year. Awards cannot be extended or renewed. At the end of the award, candidates are required to return promptly to their home country.


Requirements for Commonwealth Masters Scholarship Qualification

To apply for these scholarships, you must:

  • Be a Commonwealth citizen, refugee, or British protected person
  • Be permanently resident in a developing Commonwealth country
  • Be available to start your academic studies in the UK (on campus study only) by the start of the UK academic year in September/October 2022 and have applied for admission to one of the programmes detailed above – University of Edinburgh application process
  • By August 2022, hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) honours standard
  • Not have studied or worked for one (academic) year or more in a developed country
  • Be unable, either yourself or through your family, to pay to study in the UK
  • Have provided all supporting documentation in the required format

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Interview date, Process and Venue for Commonwealth Masters Scholarship

All applicants will be informed of the result of their application by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission.

It is anticipated that results will be available by the end of May 2022.


Application Deadline

December 20, 2021


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Common wealth Scholarships on www.ed.ac.uk to apply

Application for the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme should be made through the Commonwealth Scholarships Commission’s Electronic Application System (EAS).

More details including how to access the Electronic Application System (EAS) can be found on the Commonwealth Scholarships Commission’s website.

Application for the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme should be made through the Commonwealth Scholarships Commission's Electronic Application System (EAS).

EAS will be open for applications from 10th November 2021.

The closing date for scholarship applications  is 16:00 on 20th December 2021.

More details including how to access the Electronic Application System (EAS) can be found on the Commonwealth Scholarships Commission's website.

Commonwealth Scholarships Commission

Please also ensure that you have applied for admission to one of the programmes detailed above - University of Edinburgh application process



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