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Commonwealth PhD Scholarships 2021

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Commonwealth PhD Scholarship Description

The Commonwealth PhD scholarships are available to students from least developed countries and fragile states in the Commonwealth to undertake a full-time doctoral study at a university in the United Kingdom (UK).

Commonwealth PhD Scholarships 2021

Host Institution(s):

UK universities with part funding agreements

Host Country:

United Kingdom (UK)

Who is Eligible?

Nationals from the following Eligible Commonwealth countries;

·        Bangladesh

·        Cameroon

·        Kenya

·        Kiribati

·        Lesotho

·        Malawi

·        Mozambique

·        Nigeria

·        Pakistan

·        Rwanda

·        Sierra Leone

·        Solomon Islands

·        Tanzania

·        The Gambia

·        Tuvalu

·        Uganda

·        Zambia

Frequency:

Annual

Study Level:

PhD study level

Field of Study:

The Commonwealth PhD Scholarships are offered under six development themes;

1.     Science and technology for development

2.      Strengthening health systems and capacity

3.     Promoting global prosperity

4.     Strengthening global peace, security and governance

5.     Strengthening resilience and response to crises

6.     Access, inclusion and opportunity

Value of Scholarship:

Each Commonwealth PhD Scholarship will cover the following;

·        Approved airfare from your home country to the United Kingdom and return at the end of the award.

·        Approved tuition fees

·        Living allowances at the rate of £1, 116 per month or £1, 369 per month for those at universities in the London metropolitan area (rates quoted at 2020-2021 levels)

·        Warm clothing allowance where required

·        Study travel grant towards the cost of study-related travel within the UK or overseas

·        Paid mid-term visit (airfare) to your home country (unless you have claimed or intend claim spouse and/or child allowances during your scholarship or have received a return airfare to your home country for fieldwork).

·        Provision towards the cost of  fieldwork undertaken overseas (the cost of one economy class return airfare to your fieldwork location) where approved

·        Family allowances as follows (rates quoted at 2020-2021 levels);

o   If you are accompanied by your spouse but no children; spouse allowance of £240 per month for a maximum period of nine months if  you and your spouse are living together at the same address in the United Kingdom (unless your spouse is also in receipt of a scholarship; other conditions also apply)

o   If you are accompanied by your spouse and children; spouse allowance of £240 per month and child allowance of £240 per month for the first child and £118 per month for the second and third child under the age of 16, if your spouse and children are living with you at the same address in the United Kingdom (unless your spouse is also a receipt of a scholarship; other conditions also apply)

o   If you are accompanied by your children but no spouse; child allowance of £480 per month for the first child, £118 per month for the second and third child under the age of 16, if your children are living with you at the same address in the United Kingom.

·        If you declare a disability, a full assessment of your needs and eligibility for

Number of Awards:

Unavailable

Eligibility:

To be eligible for the Commonwealth PhD Scholarships, candidates must;

·        Be a citizen of or have been granted refugee status by an qualified Commonwealth country or be a British Protected Person

·        Be a permanent resident in an eligible Commonwealth country

·        Be present to start your academic students in the United Kingdom at the relevant date

·        Hold a first class or upper second class honours standard or a second class degree (2:2) and a relevant postgraduate qualification (a master’s degree)

·        Not to be registered for a PhD or an MPhil leading to a PhD at a UK university before the relevant date.

·        Have the support of a potential supervisor from at least one UK university listed in your application form

·        Have provided all supporting documents in the required format

·        Be unable to afford to study in the United Kingdom without this scholarship

Application Process:

Candidates are required to submit their applications via the official CSC website provided below.

Official Website:

Be sure to visit the official scholarship website; https://cscuk.fcdo.gov.uk/scholarships/commonwealth-phd-scholarships-for-least-developed-countries-and-fragile-states/ for more details


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