Applications for the Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarship (QECS) is now open. The programme is aimed at students who are committed to creating change in their communities. This is a life-changing opportunity to experience a new country and culture, to broaden horizons, and to build a global network that will last a lifetime. It’s open for two-years Master’s degree in low or middle-income country of the Commonwealth.
Through cultural exchange and academic collaboration, Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholars help bring about positive change and find solutions to the shared challenges we face – both in their home countries and those that host them. As an active part of the Commonwealth network, scholars will help shape its future.
- Host Institutions: COMSATS University Islamabad (Pakistan), Kwame Nkrumah University of Technology and Technology (Ghana), Mbarara University of Science and Technology (Uganda), Technical University of Kenya, University of the West Indies, University of Dhaka (Bangladesh), University of Eswatini, The University of Ghana, University of Nairobi (Kenya), Universiti Putra Malaysia, University of Malaya (Malaysia), University of Mauritius, University of Rwanda, State University of Zanzibar (Tanzania), University of Zambia.
- Field of Study: Medicine, health and life sciences; Physical sciences, engineering and mathematics; Social sciences; Arts and humanities.
- Number of Awards: varies.
- Duration: 2 years.
- Target group: Open to citizens of the following countries: Africa (Botswana, Cameroon, Gambia, The, Ghana, Kenya, Kingdom of eSwatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia), Asia (Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, India, Malaysia, Pakistan, Singapore, Sri Lanka), Caribbean and Americas (Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, The, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, St Kitts and Nevis, St Vincent and The Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago), Europe (Cyprus, Malta, United Kingdom), Pacific (Australia, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu).
Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarship Benefits
The Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarship will provide selected candidates with the following benefits:
- Fully-funded tuition fees
- Living expenses allowance (stipend) for duration of award
- Return economy flights to their host country
- An arrival allowance
- Research support grant – on request only; subject to approval
Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarship Eligibility
Application for the Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarship Program is open for candidates, who:
- are citizens of (or hold refugee status in) a Commonwealth country (check list above).
- have completed an undergraduate degree at a 2:1 equivalent level.
- meet their chosen university’s specific eligibility requirements for admissions.
Interested applicants need to complete a QECS at the chosen university application by using the corresponding link below. Submit a separate application to the university for admission to your chosen course.
- High school certificate
- Undergraduate transcript (and graduation certificate)
- Two references – preferably academic
- Scan of passport or national ID card
- Proof of English language ability if English is not your first language
QECS Application links
- COMSATS University Islamabad, Pakistan
- Kwame Nkrumah University of Technology and Technology, Ghana
- Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Uganda
- Technical University of Kenya
- The University of the West Indies
- The University of the West Indies – Climate Resilience
- University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
- University of Eswatini
- The University of Ghana
- University of Nairobi, Kenya – Migration Studies
- Universiti Putra Malaysia
- University of Malaya, Malaysia
- University of Mauritius
- University of Rwanda
- State University of Zanzibar, Tanzania
- University of Zambia
The application deadline is January 15th, 2020. For more detail on the Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarship, please visit the official page.