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University Of Edinburgh Commonwealth Shared Scholarships for Developing Countries 2024

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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From Nobel laureates and Olympic champions to space explorers and prime ministers, the University of Edinburgh has been influencing history since it opened the gates to its first students in 1583. Following the Scottish Enlightenment of the 18th century, the University was positioned at the forefront of academia and critical thinking. Due to the determination and perseverance of a group of Edinburgh intellectuals, established facts about the world were being boldly and consistently challenged. Amid this group was David Hume, philosopher, economist and essayist known for his philosophi... read more


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Commonwealth Shared Scholarships

Application Deadline14 Dec 2023
Country to studyUnited Kingdom
School to studyUniversity of Edinburgh
TypeMasters
Course to studyView courses
SponsorUniversity of Edinburgh
GenderMen and Women

Aim and Benefits of Commonwealth Shared Scholarships

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.

Commonwealth Shared Scholarships Courses


Requirements for Commonwealth Shared Scholarships Qualification

To apply for these scholarships, you must:

  • Be a citizen of or have been granted refugee status by an eligible Commonwealth country
  • Be permanently resident in an eligible Commonwealth country
  • Be available to start their academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September 2024
  • By September 2024, hold a first degree of at least upper second-class (2:1) honours standard, or a lower second-class degree (2:2) and a relevant postgraduate qualification (usually a Master’s degree)
  • Not have studied or worked for more than one (academic) year or more in a high-income country
  • Be unable to afford to study in the UK university without this Scholarship
  • Have provided all supporting documentation in the required format


Interview date, Process and Venue for Commonwealth Shared Scholarships

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 July 2024.


Application Deadline

December 14, 2023


How to Apply

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

For more details, visit University Of Edinburgh website.

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