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Commonwealth PhD Scholarships for International Students in UK, 2018

Commonwealth PhD Scholarships for International Students in UK, 2018

Association of Commonwealth Universities

Commonwealth PhD Scholarships for International Students in UK, 2018

Applications are invited for Commonwealth PhD Scholarships at Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) in UK. Application is open for Low and middle-income Commonwealth countries to pursue PhD programme for 2018-19 academic year.

The aim of this scholarships is to encourage and support academically able and talented students.

Deadline : 22 February 2018
Study in : United Kingdom
Providers :

Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)

Course Level : PhD programme
Field of Study :
  • 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

Benefits for Commonwealth PhD Scholarships :

  • Each scholarship provides:
  • 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 dependants, nor usually the cost of journeys made before your award is finally confirmed)
  • Approved tuition fees
  • Stipend (living allowance) at the rate of £1,065 per month, or £1,306 per month for those at universities in the London metropolitan area (rates quoted at 2017-2018 levels)
  • 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 (airfare) to your home country (unless you have claimed (or intend to claim) spouse and/or child allowances during your scholarship, or have received a return airfare to your home country for fieldwork)
  • Family allowances, as follows:
  • Spouse allowance of £229 per month if you and your spouse are living together at the same address in- the UK (unless your spouse is also in receipt of a scholarship; other conditions also apply)
  • Child allowance of £229 per month for the first child, and £112 per month for the second and third child- under the age of 16, if you are accompanied by your spouse and children and they are living with you at the same address in the UK
  • If you are widowed, divorced, or a single parent, child allowance of £458 per month for the first child, and £112 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
  • Nationality: Low and middle-income Commonwealth countries
  • Number of Scholarships: Numbers not given.
  • Scholarship can be taken in the UK

Eligibility for Commonwealth PhD Scholarships : 

Eligible Countries: Students from low and middle-income Commonwealth countries are eligible to apply for this scholarship.

Entrance Requirements: To apply for these scholarships, you must:

  • Be a citizen of or have been granted refugee status by an eligible Commonwealth country, or be a British Protected Person
  • Be permanently resident in an eligible Commonwealth country
  • Be available to start your academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September/October 2018
  • By October 2018, 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)
  • Not be registered for a Ph.D., or an MPhil leading to a Ph.D., at a UK university before September/October 2018
  • Be unable to afford to study in the UK without this scholarship

English Language Requirements: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.

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