Scholarship Name: Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships
Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships 2013/2014 cover overseas tuition fees at Master’s degree-level and are open to candidates who are citizens of a developing Commonwealth country
Accepted Subject Areas?
Bangor University – MSc Tropical Forestry
Cardiff University – MSc Clinical Optometry
Cardiff University – MSc Palliative Medicine/Care
Institute of Education, University of London – MA Education and International Development
Leeds Metropolitan University – MSc Public Health – Health Promotion
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine – MSc Clinical Trials
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine – MSc Epidemiology
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine – MSc Global Health Policy
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine – MSc Infectious Diseases
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine – MSc Public Health
London South Bank University – MSc Education for Sustainability
Open University – MSc Development Management
Royal Veterinary College, University of London – MSc Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health
School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London – MSc Poverty Reduction: Policy and Practice
University of Bath – MSc International Construction Management
University of Dundee – MN Master of Nursing
University of Edinburgh – MSc Biodiversity, Wildlife and Ecosystem Health
University of Edinburgh – MSc Global Health and Infectious Diseases
University of Edinburgh – MSc Global Health and Non-Communicable Diseases
University of Edinburgh – MSc International Animal Health
University of Liverpool – MPH Master of Public Health
University of Nottingham – MA Education
University of Oxford – MSt International Human Rights Law
University of Southampton – MSc Gerontology
University of York – MPA Master of Public Administration – International Development
Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships provide the opportunity for individuals to study for a UK Master’s degree while living and working in their home country. The scheme was established in 2002, as a direct response to the measures taken by its funder, the UK Department for International Development (DFID), to explore new methods of delivery as part of the drive for poverty reduction. To date, nearly 1,000 Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships have been awarded.
Scholarship Offered Since: 2002
Scholarship Type: Masters Distance learning Scholarship
Selection Criteria and Eligibility
To be eligible for a Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarship, candidates should:
- be Commonwealth citizens of a developing Commonwealth country, refugees or British protected persons
- be permanently resident in a developing Commonwealth country
- normally hold a first degree of upper second-class standard, or higher qualification. In certain cases, we will consider a lower qualification and sufficient relevant experience
Eligible African Countries
Botswana, Cameroon, The Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bangladesh, Barbados Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Fiji*, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guyana, India, Jamaica, Malaysia, Maldives, Montserrat, Nauru, Pakistan, , Pitcairn, St Helena, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and The Grenadines, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tristan da Cunha, Turks and Caicos, Tuvalu, Vanuatu,
To be taken at: UK Universities
The deadline for applications is 23:59 GMT on 17 May 2013.
Offered annually? Yes
How can I Apply?
Full details of the application process must be obtained from the relevant institution.
The CSC expects all candidates being considered for a Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarship to have completed an application form using our Electronic Application System (EAS). Full help on how to apply using the EAS is provided in our guides, which should be read in full before making any attempt to use the EAS.
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UK Department for International Development (DFID)