Commonwealth Split-site (PhD) Scholarships 2020

About

Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships are for PhD candidates from low and middle income Commonwealth countries, to spend up to 12 months at a UK university as part of their doctoral studies in their home country.

Funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships enable talented and motivated individuals to gain the knowledge and skills required for sustainable development, and are aimed at those who could not otherwise afford to study in the UK. These scholarships are offered under six 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
  • Access, inclusion and opportunity

These scholarships are for

  • 12 months study at a UK university as part of an applicant’s doctoral studies in their home country, starting in October 2020
  • Applicants who are registered (or will be registered by September 2020) for a PhD at a university in an eligible Commonwealth country
  • Study at a UK university with which your home university has an established institutional or departmental link
  • Study at a UK university which has a part funding agreement with the CSC. View a full list of UK universities with part funding agreements

Eligibility

  • Be permanently resident in an eligible Commonwealth country
  • Be registered for a PhD at a university in aneligible Commonwealth country by the time your scholarship is confirmed (September 2020)
  • Be available to start your academic studies inthe UK by the start of the UK academic year in September/October 2020
  • By October 2020, hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) honours standard, or a second class degree and are levant postgraduate qualification (usually a Master’s degree).
  • ·Be unable to afford to study in the UK without this scholarship 

How to apply

  • You must make your application directly to the CSC using the CSC’s online application system. The CSC will not accept any applications that are not submitted via the online application system. You are not required to apply via a nominating body for these scholarships.
  • Only one application per applicant for these scholarships will be accepted.
  • Application deadline: Your application must be submitted by 16:00 (GMT) on 06 November 2019 at the latest.
  • You are advised to complete and submit your application as soon as possible, as the online application system will be very busy in the days leading up to the application deadline.
  • Supporting documentation: Your application must include the following supporting documentation by 16:00 (GMT) on 27 November 2019

Deadline for application: 6 November 2019

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