Commonwealth Ph.D. Scholarship 2020

Fully Funded Commonwealth Ph.D. Scholarship 2020

Commonwealth Ph.D. Scholarships are for candidates from least developed countries for full-time doctoral study at a UK university.

Funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), Commonwealth Ph.D. Scholarships enable talented and motivated individuals to gain the knowledge and skills required for sustainable development. 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 


Commonwealth Ph.D. Scholarship 2020

Each scholarship provides:

  • Approved airfare from your home country to the UK and return at the end of your award (the CSC will not reimburse the cost of fares for dependants, nor the cost of journeys made before your award is confirmed)
  • Approved tuition fees Stipend (living allowance) at the rate of £1,110 per month, or £1,362 per month for those at universities in the London metropolitan area (rates quoted at 2019-2020 levels )
  • Warm clothing allowance, where applicable Study travel grant towards the cost of study-related travel within the UK or overseas
  • Provision towards the cost of fieldwork undertaken overseas (usually the cost of one economy class return airfare to your fieldwork location), where approved Paid mid-term visit (airfare) to your home country (unless you have claimed (or intend to claim) spouse and/or child allowances during your scholarship, or have received a return airfare to your home country for fieldwork)


To apply for these scholarships, you must:

  • Be a citizen of or have been granted refugee status by an eligible Commonwealth country.
  • Also, be permanently resident in an eligible Commonwealth country
  • Be available to start your academic studies in the UK by the start of September/October 2020
  • By September 2020, hold a first degree of at least upper second class honours standard, or a second class degree.
  • NOT be registered for a Ph.D. and an MPhil leading to a Ph.D., at a UK university before September/October 2020
  • NOT have commenced or currently registered for a Ph.D. in your home country or elsewhere
  • Have the support of a potential supervisor from at least one UK university listed in your application form
  • Have provided all supporting documentation in the required format
  • Be unable to afford to study in the UK without this scholarship

DEADLINE: October 30, 2019

To apply and for more information visit here

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