Sunday, June 20, 2021

Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarship, 2021-2022

LEVEL: Masters
FUNDING: Fully Funded
OPEN TO: Specific Countries
STATUS: Closed

Applications for the Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarship (QECS) is now open. The program 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.

Program Details

  • Host Institutions: University of Eswatini (eSwatini), Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, (KNUST), Kumasi (Ghana), Technical University of Kenya (Kenya), University of Nairobi (Kenya), University of Mauritius (Mauritius), University of Rwanda (Rwanda), The State University of Zanzibar (Tanzania), University of Dhaka (Bangladesh), Universiti Malaya (Malaysia), Universiti Putra Malaysia (Malaysia), COMSATS University Islamabad (Pakistan), The University of the West Indies (Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago).
  • Field of Study: The subject areas available differ according to the Host University and/or Country. Please check below for further details.
  • Number of Awards: varies.
  • Duration: 2 years.
  • Target group: Open to citizens of (or those who hold refugee status in) the following countries: eSwatini, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Rwanda, Tanzania, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Pakistan, Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago.

Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarship Benefits

The Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarship will provide selected candidates with the following benefits:

  1. Fully-funded tuition fees
  2. Living expenses allowance (stipend) for duration of award
  3. Return economy flights to their host country
  4. An arrival allowance
  5. Research support grant – on request only; subject to approval

Participant universities in Africa

List of participant universities in Africa where applicant can hold the scholarship.

University of Eswatini (eSwatini)

  • Eligible programs: MA History, Master of Business Administration (MBA), MEd Adult Education, MEd Curriculum & Teaching, MEd Educational Foundations & Management, MEd Primary, MNSc Family Nurse Practice, MSc Agricultural and Applied Economics, MSc Agricultural Education, MSc Agricultural Extension, MSc Animal Science, MSc Chemistry, MSc Conservation Ecology, MSc Consumer Science Education, MSc Computational Physics, MSc Crop Science, MSc Crop Protection, MSc Environmental Resources Management, MSc Food Science and Technology, MSc Horticulture, MSc Mathematics, MSc Midwifery, MSc Textiles ;
  • Entry requirements: Undergraduate degree in a relevant subject area ;
  • Contact: [email protected].

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, (KNUST), Kumasi (Ghana)

  • Eligible programs: All Master courses (18-24 months) ;
  • Entry requirements: Completion of a relevant degree and two years of work experience after graduating ;
  • Contact: [email protected].

Technical University of Kenya (Kenya)

  • Eligible programs: MA Applied Linguistics, MA Entrepreneurship, Master of Music In Music Education Or African Music Studies, Master of Musical Arts In Composition Or Performance, MBA Business Administration, MEng Electrical and Electronics Engineering, MPH Public Health, MPhil Applied Parasitology, MSc Applied Parasitology, MSc Applied Statistics, MSc Community Nutrition, MSc Computational Chemistry, MSc Forensic Biochemistry, MSc Information And Knowledge Management, MSc International Relations, MSc Land Administration, MSc Mathematical Statistics, MSc Mathematics (Pure Or Applied Mathematics), MSc Medical Laboratory Sciences, MSc Physics, MTech Applied Entomology, MTech Applied Parasitology, MTech Environmental Resource Management, ;
  • Contact: [email protected]

University of Nairobi (Kenya)

University of Mauritius (Mauritius)

  • Eligible programs: MPH Master of Public Health (one year full-time program) ;
  • Entry requirements: Suitable candidates should have a strong academic record with adequate quantitative skills and a background in medicine, health sciences, biological sciences or environmental sciences ;
  • Contact: [email protected].

University of Rwanda (Rwanda)

  • Eligible programs: MA Development Studies, MA Genocide Studies And Prevention, MA Peace Studies And Conflict Transformation, MA Security Studies, MA Translation And Interpreting, Master In Field Epidemiology And Laboratory Management, Master Of Hospital And Healthcare Administration, Master Of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Quality Assurance And Quality Control, Master Of Social Sciences In Gender And Development, Master Of Social Sciences In Local Governance Studies, Masters In Business Law, Masters In International Criminal Justice And The Law Of Human Rights, MEd Biology Education, MEd Chemistry Education, MEd Curriculum And Instructions, MEd Educational Leadership And Management, MEd English Education, MEd French Education, MEd Kinyarwanda Education, MEd Kiswahili Education, MEd Mathematics Education, MEd Physics Education, MEd Special Needs Education, MPhil Public Health, MSc Accounting, MSc Agribusiness, MSc Agriculture Engineering With Specialisation In Soil And Water Engineering, MSc Agroforestry And Soil Management, MSc Animal Production, MSc Clinical Psychology And Therapeutics, MSc Crop Science, MSc Data Science In Biostatistics, MSc Data Science In Data Mining, MSc Data Science In Demography, MSc Data Science In Actuarial Science, MSc Data Science In Econometrics, MSc Economics, MSc Epidemiology, MSc Field Epidemiology, MSc Health Informatics, MSc Health Supply Chain Management, MSc Psychiatry, MSc Public Health, MSc Regulatory Economics And Competition Policy, ;
  • Entry requirements: N/A ;
  • Contact: [email protected].

The State University of Zanzibar (Tanzania)

  • Eligible programs: MEd Language Education, MEd Youth Gender And Development, MSc Chemistry, MSc Information Technology, MSc Natural Resources Management And Climate Change ;
  • Entry requirements: N/A ;
  • Contact: [email protected].

Participant universities in Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean

List of participant universities in Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean where applicant can hold the scholarship.

University of Dhaka (Bangladesh)

  • Eligible programs: All Masters courses (18-24 months) ;
  • Entry requirements: Four years of undergraduate study ;
  • Contact: [email protected].

Universiti Malaya (Malaysia)

Universiti Putra Malaysia (Malaysia)

  • Eligible programs: See website for available courses ;
  • Entry requirements:
    • Bachelor degree with minimum Cumulative Grade Points Average (CGPA) of 3.75 ;
    • Compliance with the English requirement with minimum score of 6.0 for International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or equivalent ;
  • Contact: [email protected].

COMSATS University Islamabad (Pakistan)

  • Eligible programs: MSc Banking and Finance, MSc Bioinformatics, MSc Biosciences, MSc Biosciences and Molecular Biology, MSc Biotechnology, MSc Chemical Engineering, MSc Chemistry, MSc Computer Engineering, MSc Computer Science, MSc Cyber Security, MSc Development Studies, MSc Earth Sciences (Applied Geology / Applied Geophysics), MSc Economics, MSc Electrical Engineering, MSc Environmental Engineering, MSc Environmental Sciences, MSc Information Security, MSc Management Sciences, MSc Mathematics, MSc Mechanical Engineering, MSc Meteorology, MSc Microbiology and Immunology, MSc Molecular Genetics, MSc Molecular Virology, MSc Pharmacy, MSc Physics, MSc Project Management, MSc Remote Sensing & Geographic Information System, MSc Software Engineering, MSc Statistics, MSc Sustainable Water Sanitation Health and Development ;
  • Entry requirements: N/A ;
  • Contact: [email protected].

The University of the West Indies (Barbados, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago)

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 eligible country (check list above).
  • have completed an undergraduate degree or equivalent level.
  • meet their chosen university’s specific eligibility requirements for admissions.

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Application instructions

Interested applicants need to complete a QECS at the chosen university by using the “Apply” button below.

Required Documents

  • 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

For any question, please send your requests to [email protected]. The application deadline is . For more details on the Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarship, 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. Hello! How do we answe the question of 3 most recent academic institutions ,with degree type if its HIGH SCHOOL Certificate that they are requesting

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