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Commonwealth PhD Scholarship Full-time Study in the UK



The Commonwealth PhD Scholarships are for candidates from high income Commonwealth countries, for full-time doctoral study at a UK university. The Commonwealth PhD Scholarships are funded by the UK Department for Education in conjunction with UK universities to support world class research and to contribute to UK higher education and research to help sustain international recognition of the UK higher education system and for the benefit of wider society. 


The Commonwealth PhD Scholarships are intended to candidates from high income Commonwealth countries who have not already started their PhD study in the UK
Organization Profile: The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK (CSC) provides the main UK government scholarship scheme led by international development objectives. 

The CSC is an executive non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Department for International Development (DFID). By supporting innovators and leaders of the future from across the Commonwealth, and by attracting outstanding talent to Britain’s universities, CSC engagements and works combine sustainable development with the UK national interest

Benefits

Successful applicants will receive the following benefits

  • Approved airfare from your home country to the UK and return at the end of your award
  • Approved tuition fees
  • Stipend (living allowance) at the rate of £1,110 per month, or £1,362 per month for those at universities in the London metropolitan area
  • Thesis grant towards the cost of preparing a thesis or dissertation, where applicable
  • Warm clothing allowance, where applicable
  • Study travel grant towards the cost of study-related travel within the UK or overseas
  • Provision towards the cost of fieldwork undertaken overseas (usually the cost of one economy class return airfare to your fieldwork location), where approved
  • Paid mid-term visit to your home country
Family allowances, as follows:

  • If you are accompanied by your spouse but no children: spouse allowance of £239 per month for a maximum period of nine months, if you and your spouse are living together at the same address in the UK
  • If you are accompanied by your spouse and children: spouse allowance of £239 per month and child allowance of £239 per month for the first child, and £117 per month for the second and third child under the age of 16, if your spouse and children are living with you at the same address in the UK
  • If you are accompanied by your children but no spouse: child allowance of £478 per month for the first child, and £117 per month for the second and third child under the age of 16, if your children are living with you at the same address in the UK

Eligibility

To be eligible, you need to fulfill the following criteria:

You must be a citizen of the following countries
1. Anguilla
2. Australia
3. Bahamas
4. Barbados
5. Bermuda
6. British Virgin Islands
7. Brunei Darussalam
8. Canada
9. Cayman Islands
10. Cyprus
11. Falkland Islands
12. Gibraltar
13. Malta
14. New Zealand
15. Seychelles
16. St Kitts and Nevis
17. Trinidad and Tobago
18. Turks and Caicos Islands

  • You must be a citizen of or have been granted refugee status by an eligible Commonwealth country
  • You must show evidence that you are permanently resident in an eligible Commonwealth country. You must have lived in an eligible Commonwealth country for a continuous period of five years within the last ten years. If the CSC is unable to determine this from your application, you will be contacted to provide further evidence.
  • You must be available to start your academic studies in the UK between January/February 2021 (to be agreed by the CSC)
  • You must hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) honours standard, or a second-class degree and a relevant postgraduate qualification (usually a Master’s degree) by the time of submitting your scholarship application
  • You must not be be registered for a PhD, or an MPhil leading to a PhD, at a UK university before January 2021
  • You must not have commenced and be currently registered for a PhD, or an MPhil leading to a PhD, in your home country or elsewhere
  • You must hold an unconditional offer from your chosen university/universities listed on your CSC online application, at the point of being notified that you have been provisionally selected for an award by the CSC

Application

You are advised to follow the following procedure in order to apply for the scholarship

  • Complete the online application form
  •  submit the required documents to be uploaded to the online application system
  •  References will be submitted directly by the referee to the online application system (referees will be sent an email request).
  • A supporting statement from a proposed supervisor submitted directly by your supervisor to the online application system (supervisors will be sent an email request).

The following documents will be required to complete your application:

  • Proof that you are a citizen of an eligible Commonwealth country: a copy of your valid passport (or national ID card) showing your photograph, date of birth, and country of citizenship
  • Full transcripts detailing all your higher education qualifications listed on your online application form (with certified translations if not in English).
  • All transcripts must be translated in English and up to date at the time of submitting your application, including any transcripts to date for qualifications for which you are currently reading
  • References from at least two individuals
  • A supporting statement from a proposed supervisor at one or more of the UK universities named on your application form

Deadline : July 20 2020

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