Commonwealth

Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships 2020.

Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships are offered for citizens of certain developing Commonwealth countries.

These scholarships are funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID); with the aim of contributing to the UK’s international development aims as well as wider overseas interests; supporting excellence in UK higher education, and also sustaining the principles of the Commonwealth.

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Type: Postgraduate

Organisation: CommonWealth

Course to study: Not specified

Aim and Benefits:

Purpose: To contribute to development needs of Commonwealth countries by providing training; for skilled and also qualified professionals in key development areas.

Intended beneficiaries: High-quality postgraduate students who wish to access training not available in their home countries; who wish or need to remain in their home country while they study; and furthermore have the potential to enhance the development of their home countries with the knowledge and leadership skills they acquire.

Requirements:

To be eligible for a Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarship, candidates should:

  • Be a citizen of or have been granted refugee status by an eligible Commonwealth country, or be a British Protected Person
  • Also be permanently resident in a developing Commonwealth country
  • Hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) standard. A lower qualification and sufficient relevant experience may be considered in certain cases.
  • Be unable to afford to study the programme without this scholarship.

Documents Required for Application:

Your application must include the following supporting documentation by 16:00 (GMT) on 04 May 2020 in order for your application to be eligible for consideration:

  • At least one reference– submitted directly by the referee to the online application system (referees will be sent an email request)
  • An offer letter to start their chosen course of study in the 2019-2020 academic year – uploaded to the online application system
  • Also,Full transcripts detailing all your higher education qualifications (with certified translations if not in English) – uploaded to the online application system.

Application Deadline: April 13, 2020.


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