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Durham University Commonwealth-shared Masters Scholarships 2019/2020 for Developing Countries

Durham University through the Department for International Development, is offering eight student from commonwealth developing countries, full scholarship to study any one of the courses listed below at the University.

Application Deadline: 14th March 2019

Eligible Countries: Developing countries

To be taken at (country): UK

Fields of Study:

  • MSc Medical Anthopology
  • MSc Sustainability, Culture and Development
  • MSc Energy and Society
  • MSc Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
  • MSc New and Renewable Energy
  • MSc Civil Engineering
  • MA Risk
  • MSc Risk
  • MSc Defence, Development and Diplomacy
  • MSc Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding

About the Award: The scholarships provide an opportunity for Commonwealth nationals from developing countries to receive a fully funded scholarship on a Taught Masters programme at Durham University.

The scholarships are open to applicants from one of the eligible countries who are also wishing to study one of the eligible programmes.

Type: Masters (taught)

Eligibility: Applicants must:

  • Be a citizen of or be granted refugee status from an eligible Commonwealth country, or be a British Protected Person
  • Be permanently or continually resident in an eligible Commonwealth country
  • By August 2019, hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) standard, or lower second class level plus a Master’s degree.
  • The CSC cannot assess work experience in lieu of this minimum academic qualification
  • Not have studied or worked for one (academic) year or more in a developed country.

Applicants are required to sign an undertaking at the time of application that they:

  • Have not studied for one (academic) year or more in a high income (developed) country
  • Have not worked for one year or more in a high income (developed) country
  • Are themselves, or through their families, unable to pay to study in the UK
  • Will return to their home country within one month of the end date of their award.

Number of Awardees: 8

Value of Scholarship:

  • Full payment of approved tuition fees
  • Airfares to and from the UK (booked in line with CSC policy)
  • Excess baggage allowance on return home, up to CSC rate
  • A stipend of £1,084 per month
  • Warm clothing allowance of £421.00
  • Tuberculosis test fees (where required by UK)
  • For scholars who are widowed, divorced, or a single parent: child allowance of £457 per month for the first child, and £112 per month for the second and third child

Duration of Scholarship: 1 year

How to Apply: In order for Durham University to consider your application you must ensure you complete both an academic application to the University and the on-line Commonwealth Shared Scholarship application form. Links to the relevant application forms are provided below for information

  • Stage 1: submit an academic application to Durham University: www.durham.ac.uk/postgraduate/apply/. When completing this application please indicate your intention to apply for a Commonwealth Shared Scholarship in the funding section of the academic application. Please ensure that you submit your academic application and provide your academic references to Durham University as soon as possible and no later than the scholarship application deadline date of 14th March 2019
  • Stage 2: submit an online scholarship application via the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission 14th March 2019

Visit Scholarship Webpage for details

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1 Comment
  1. Oyedeji, Victor I says

    This is a commended initiative. However, I would like to know if there are offers for undergraduate students

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