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Commonwealth Shared Scholarships 2024 Announcement

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Commonwealth Shared Scholarships: The application process for the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship for the academic year 2024/25 is now open, presenting an excellent opportunity for students from eligible Commonwealth nations to pursue a master’s degree in the UK.

Purpose of Commonwealth Shared Scholarship 2024

Administered by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC), this program is tailored to support postgraduate students from Least Developed and middle-income Commonwealth countries, aligning with global development goals.

Benefits of Commonwealth Shared Scholarship

The Commonwealth Shared Scholarships offer a comprehensive package of benefits, covering full tuition fees, a monthly stipend for living expenses, return airfare, warm clothing allowance (for colder regions), thesis grant, study travel grant, TB test reimbursement, visa fee reimbursement, and a child allowance for eligible parents. Additionally, recipients gain access to world-class education at renowned UK universities, skill development through workshops and events, and the opportunity to network with an international community of scholars.

Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility criteria include citizenship of an eligible Commonwealth country, academic merit (upper second class honors degree or equivalent), economic need, and a commitment to return to the home country within one month of completing the scholarship.

Fields of Study

The scholarship is applicable to courses with a developmental impact, focusing on areas such as sustainable development, health, education, economic prosperity, and good governance.

How to Apply for Commonwealth Scholarship in 2024?

To apply, international students must first choose a master’s course at a participating UK university, apply for admission directly to the university, and subsequently apply for the scholarship through the CSC’s online application system.

The application requires various supporting documents, including academic transcripts, references, and a personal statement.

Applicants are asked to provide details of academic qualifications, publications, and employment history, as well as three referees.

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A four-part development impact statement is required, outlining how the scholarship relates to development issues, the application of gained skills post-scholarship, expected development outcomes, and their measurement. Furthermore, applicants must confirm how the scholarship aligns with their award objectives and outline career plans for the next five years and beyond.

A detailed study plan, personal statement, and information about voluntary activities and leadership experiences are also part of the application.

Application Deadline:

The deadline for the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship program for the 2024 intake is December 13, 2023. Beyond financial support, this scholarship offers a unique opportunity to join a diverse network of influential alumni, contributing to sustainable development in their home countries.

For additional details, interested individuals are encouraged to visit the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission’s website and commence the application process promptly.

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The program is open to citizens of 44 eligible countries, and the list can be found at the end of this information.

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Akinjide Zakariyah

I am Akinjide Zakariyah, a student from Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba-Akoko Ondo State, in department of Agricultural Economics. I am a Blogger and content writer.