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Commonwealth Split-Site Scholarships, 2024-2025
Thursday, May 30, 2024

Commonwealth Split-Site Scholarships, 2024-2025

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 LEVEL : PhD, Research
 FUNDING : Fully Funded
 OPEN TO : Specific countries
STATUS : Closed

Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships are for PhD candidates from low and middle-income Commonwealth countries, to spend up to 12 months at a UK university as part of their doctoral studies in their home country. This scholarship program aims to widen access to UK equipment and expertise for high-quality doctoral candidates from developing countries, and to contribute to the UK and Commonwealth higher education and research through collaboration and partnerships.

The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK (CSC) provides the UK government scholarship scheme led by international development objectives. Funded by the UK Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships enable talented and motivated individuals to gain the knowledge and skills required for sustainable development, and are aimed at those who could not otherwise afford to study in the UK. The program is available for high-quality graduates whose proposed research has a developmental focus and who have the potential to become influential teachers or researchers in their home countries.

Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships are offered under the following six CSC Development 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.

Program Details

  • Host Institution: United Kingdom universities with part funding agreements (Please check the full list below).
  • Number of awards: Not specified.
  • Duration: up to 12 months at a UK university.
  • Target group: Open to British Protected Persons, citizens and persons with refugee status of Bangladesh, Belize, Botswana, Cameroon, Dominica, Eswatini, Fiji, Gabon, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Montserrat, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, St Helena, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Gambia, Togo, Tonga, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Zambia.

Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships Benefits

The Commonwealth Split-site scholarship provides successful applicants with:

  1. 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 dependents, nor the cost of journeys made before your award is confirmed)
  2. Approved tuition fees
  3. Stipend (living allowance) at the rate of £1,347 per month, or £1,652 per month for those at universities in the London metropolitan area (rates quoted at current levels)
  4. Warm clothing allowance, where applicable
  5. Study travel grant towards the cost of study-related travel within the UK or overseas
  6. If you are widowed, divorced, or a single parent, a child allowance of £576.61 per month for the first child, and £143 per month for the second and third child under the age of 16, if you are accompanied by your children and they are living with you at the same address in the UK.

Note : The CSC’s family allowances are merely a helping hand towards the expenses of supporting your family members during your stay in the UK. The actual costs may be significantly more, and it is imperative that you have the means to supplement these allowances in order to provide for any loved ones accompanying you to the UK. If you share that you have a disability, a full assessment of your needs and eligibility for additional financial support will be offered.

Participating Universities in the Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships

Below is the list of universities that have part funding agreements with the CSC for Commonwealth Scholarships for candidates from low and middle-income countries:

  1. Aberystwyth University
  2. Aston University
  3. Bangor University
  4. Bath Spa University
  5. Birkbeck, University of London
  6. Birmingham City University
  7. Brunel University London
  8. Cardiff University
  9. City, University of London
  10. Coventry University
  11. Cranfield University
  12. Durham University
  13. Glasgow Caledonian University
  14. Goldsmiths, University of London
  15. Harper Adams University
  16. Heriot-Watt University
  17. Imperial College London
  18. Keele University
  19. King’s College London
  20. Kingston University
  21. Lancaster University
  22. Leeds Beckett University
  23. Liverpool Hope University
  24. Liverpool John Moores University
  25. Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
  26. London School of Economics and Political Science
  27. London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  28. London South Bank University
  29. Loughborough University
  30. Manchester Metropolitan University
  31. Newcastle University
  32. Northumbria University
  33. Nottingham Trent University
  34. Open University
  35. Oxford Brookes University
  36. Plymouth University
  37. Queen Mary, University of London
  38. Queen’s University Belfast
  39. Robert Gordon University
  40. Royal Agricultural University
  41. Royal Holloway, University of London
  42. Royal Veterinary College
  43. Sheffield Hallam University
  44. SOAS, University of London
  45. St George’s, University of London
  46. Swansea University
  47. Teesside University
  48. Ulster University
  49. University College London
  50. University of Aberdeen
  51. University of Bath
  52. University of Birmingham
  53. University of Bradford
  54. University of Bristol
  55. University of Cambridge
  56. University of Central Lancashire
  57. University of Chester
  58. University of Dundee
  59. University of East Anglia
  60. University of East London
  61. University of Edinburgh
  62. University of Essex
  63. University of Exeter
  64. University of Glasgow
  65. University of Greenwich
  66. University of Huddersfield
  67. University of Hull
  68. University of Kent
  69. University of Leeds
  70. University of Leicester
  71. University of Lincoln
  72. University of Liverpool
  73. University of Manchester
  74. University of Northampton
  75. University of Nottingham
  76. University of Oxford
  77. University of Portsmouth
  78. University of Reading
  79. University of Roehampton
  80. University of St Andrews
  81. University of Salford
  82. University of Sheffield
  83. University of Southampton
  84. University of Stirling
  85. University of Strathclyde
  86. University of Surrey
  87. University of Sussex
  88. University of the West of England
  89. University of Warwick
  90. University of Westminster
  91. University of West London
  92. University of Wolverhampton
  93. University of Worcester
  94. University of York

Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships Eligibility

To qualify for a Commonwealth Split-site Scholarship, Applicants must be:

  • a citizen of or have been granted refugee status by an eligible Commonwealth country, or be a British Protected Person
  • permanently resident in an eligible Commonwealth country
  • registered for a PhD at a university in an eligible Commonwealth country by the time your scholarship starts (September 2024)
  • able to ensure that an institutional or departmental link exists between your home university and your proposed UK university. This link must be greater than simply a collaboration between individuals.
  • available to start your academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September 2024
  • by September 2024, hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) honors standard, or a lower second-class degree and a relevant postgraduate qualification (usually a Master’s degree)
  • unable to afford to study in the UK without this scholarship.

Note : The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission aims to identify talented individuals who have the potential to make change. The are committed to a policy of equal opportunity and non-discrimination and encourage applications from a diverse range of applicants.

Similar opportunities

  1. CSC Scholarship at the China University of Geosciences;
  2. Mohamed Bin Zayed University Scholarship in Artificial Intelligence;
  3. King Abdulaziz University Scholarship.

How to Apply for the Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships

To apply for this Europe scholarship, applicants must follow the steps below:

  1. You should apply to study at a UK university that has a part funding agreement with the CSC (Please see above for full list);
  2. You must make your application directly to the CSC using the CSC’s online application system. The CSC will not accept any applications that are not submitted via the online application system. To start, please click on the “Apply button below”.
  3. You are advised to complete and submit your application as soon as possible, as the online application system will be very busy in the days leading up to the application deadline.
  4. Your application must include the following supporting documentation by the deadline in order for your application to be eligible for consideration:
    • Copy of your valid passport (or national ID card) showing your photograph, date of birth, and country of citizenship or refugee status – uploaded to the online application system
    • Full transcripts detailing all higher education qualifications, including to-date transcripts for any courses currently being studied, with certified translations if not in English. Where any transcripts are missing or do not include all pages, the application will be considered ineligible.
    • Supporting statement from your supervisor at your home country university, which must include details of the institutional link between the university where you are/will be registered for your Ph.D. and your proposed UK university – submitted directly by your supervisor to the online application system (supervisors will be sent an email request).
    • A supporting statement, in PDF format, signed and on institutional letterhead or an email clearly showing the sender’s details, from a proposed supervisor in the UK from the institution named on the application form.
    • A supporting statement, in PDF format, signed and on institutional letterhead or an email clearly showing the sender’s details, from the current supervisor at the home university.

Note : Only the application with the latest submission date, including submission of references and supporting statements, will be accepted. Any modifications to an application will count as a later submission date. Applications will be considered ineligible if any of the required documentation is not included by the closing date.

To be considered for the Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships, you must send your application documents by at 16:00 (GMT) at the latest. For more details, please visit the official page. To be the first to see latest opportunities, please follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

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  1. Does anyone can say when the commonwealth split site scholarship 2022 result will be announced?? As per website it’s given June and no trace of results so far….pls let know…. Thankyou

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