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2013 Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships for Master’s Courses in UK

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Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom, funded by the UK Government, the Scottish Government, CSC and BIS, is offering Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships for Master degree courses at the UK Universities.

Students must be Commonwealth citizens and permanently resident of a developing Commonwealth country. Refugees or British protected persons are also considered. Students must normally hold a first degree of upper second-class standard, or higher qualification.

Study Subject(s): The scholarship is provided to study in Tropical Forestry, Clinical Optometry, Palliative Medicine/Care, Education and International Development, Public Health – Health Promotion, Clinical Trials, Epidemiology, Global Health Policy, Infectious Diseases, Public Health, Education for Sustainability, Development Management, Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health, Poverty Reduction: Policy and Practice, International Construction Management, Nursing,  Health and Medicine, Public Health, Education, International Human Rights Law, Gerontology, Public Administration – International Development.

Available Courses

Scholarships are available for Masters Degree level courses. Following courses are available for students.

Bangor University – MSc Tropical Forestry
Cardiff University – MSc Clinical Optometry
Cardiff University – MSc Palliative Medicine/Care Institute of Education,
University of London – MA Education and International Development
Leeds Metropolitan University – MSc Public Health – Health Promotion
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine – MSc Clinical Trials
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine – MSc Epidemiology
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine – MSc Global Health Policy
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine – MSc Infectious Diseases
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine – MSc Public Health
London South Bank University – MSc Education for Sustainability
Open University – MSc Development Management
Royal Veterinary College, University of London – MSc Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health
School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London – MSc Poverty Reduction: Policy and Practice
University of Bath – MSc International Construction Management
University of Dundee – MN Master of Nursing
University of Edinburgh – programmes across One Health, One Medicine
University of Liverpool – MPH Master of Public Health University of Nottingham – MA Education
University of Oxford – MSt International Human Rights Law
University of Southampton – MSc Gerontology
University of York – MPA Master of Public Administration – International Development

Scholarship Provider: Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom (CSC),  UK Government, the Scottish Government, CSC , BIS

Scholarship can be taken at: UK Universities

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

  • be Commonwealth citizens of a developing Commonwealth country, refugees or British protected persons
  • be permanently resident in a developing Commonwealth country
  • normally hold a first degree of upper second-class standard, or higher qualification
  • In certain cases, we will consider a lower qualification and sufficient relevant experience

Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: The students of developing commonwealth countries can apply for this scholarship.

Students from following countries can apply for scholarships.

Anguilla Guyana Pakistan Tonga
Antigua and Barbuda India Papua New Trinidad and Tobago
Bangladesh Jamaica Rwanda Turks and Caicos
Barbados Kenya St Helena Tuvalu
Belize Kiribati St Kitts Uganda
Bermuda Lesotho St Lucia Vanuatu
Botswana Malawi St Vincent Virgin Islands
Cameroon Malaysia Samoa Zambia
Cayman Islands Maldives Seychelles  
Dominica Mauritius Sierra Leone  
Falkland Islands Montserrat Solomon Islands  
The Gambia Mozambique South Africa  
Ghana Namibia Sri Lanka  
Gibraltar Nauru Swaziland  
Grenada Nigeria Tanzania  

Details about the countries can be found here.

Scholarship Description: The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom (CSC) is responsible for managing Britain’s contribution to the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP). The commission awards over 800 scholarships each year, including the most popular Commonwealth Scholarships.

The Commonwealth commission provides hope, encouragement and financial support for deserving students. In addition to the main Commonwealth Scholarships they also offer distance learning scholarships.

The distance education programs offered by selected top UK Universities provides scholarship support via Commonwealth Scholarships to international students wanting to enroll for one of the above mentioned online courses.

Duration of award(s): This will be based on the course program.

What does it cover? Not Known

How to Apply: The mode of applying is electronically.Full details of the application process must be obtained from the relevant institution. The CSC expects all candidates being considered for a Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarship to have completed an application form using our Electronic Application System (EAS). Full help on how to apply using the EAS is provided in our guides, which should be read in full before making any attempt to use the EAS.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The deadline for applications is May 28, 2013.

Important – All students must check the university course website for detailed application. 

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application


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