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, broaden your horizons, and 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: Please check below for further details.
- Number of Awards: varies.
- Duration: 2 years.
- Target group: Open to Citizens (or those who hold refugee status) in Commonwealth countries: Botswana, Cameroon, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Kingdom of Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Togo, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, India, Malaysia, Maldives, Pakistan, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, St Kitts and Nevis, St Vincent and The Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Cyprus, Malta, United Kingdom, 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 the duration of award
- Return economy flights to their host country
- One-off arrival allowance
- Research support grant – on request only; subject to approval.
The list of participant universities where applicants can hold the scholarship is shown below.
- University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Contact : [email protected]
- University of Eswatini (UNESWA). Contact : [email protected]
- Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi (KNUST), Ghana. Contact : [email protected]
- The University of the West Indies, Jamaica, Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago. Contact : [email protected]
- Technical University of Kenya, Kenya. Contact : [email protected]
- Universiti Putra Malaysia. Contact : [email protected]
- University of Malaya, Malaysia. Contact : [email protected]
- COMSATS University Islamabad, Pakistan. Contact : [email protected]
- The State University of Zanzibar, Tanzania. Contact : [email protected]
- Makerere University, Tanzania. Contact : [email protected].
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 (checklist above).
- have completed an undergraduate degree or equivalent level.
- meet their chosen university’s specific eligibility requirements for admissions.
- Holland Scholarship for Non-EEA International Students;
- Ghent University PhD Scholarship for Developing Countries;
- Heinrich Böll Foundation scholarships in Germany.
How to Apply for the Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarship
Interested applicants who would like to apply for this scholarship program need to follow the given instructions below to submit their applications.
- Look through the list of countries and universities hosting scholarships in this cycle.
- Visit the relevant university website for more information on your chosen course using the links above.
- Complete and submit a QECS application for your chosen university/course by clicking the “Apply” button below. Once you’ve clicked apply, you’ll be directed to a log in page. If you don’t already have a myACU account, click get “get started” in the right-hand corner of the page to start your application.
- Submit an application to your chosen 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.
The application deadline is at 16:00 UTC. 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.