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Distance Learning Scholarships for Developing Countries at University of London 2018/2019 – UK

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The University of London is offering numerous Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships for individuals from least developed and lower middle-income countries wishing to study a number of University of London programmes

Application Deadline: 20th June 2018 – 23:59 (BST)

Offered Annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: Lower and Middle income developing countries. Each School has its specific criteria. See full list of eligible countries in Program Webpage link below.

To Be Taken At (Country): University of London, UK. To be taken at the following schools in the University of London:

  • Royal Veterinary College
  • London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
  • School of Advanced Study (SAS)

Field of Study: Commonwealth Scholarships are available for a number of University of London programmes by distance learning:

  • MSc Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health (RVC)
  • MSc Livestock Health and Production (RVC)
  • MA Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies (SAS)
  • MSc Clinical Trials (LSHTM)
  • MSc Demography and Health (LSHTM)
  • MSc Epidemiology (LSHTM)
  • MSc Infectious Disease (LSHTM)

Type: Masters

Eligibility: To be eligible for these scholarships, you must fulfil the following criteria for the different schools:

Royal Veterinary College:

  • A total of nine scholarships for the MSc Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health and the MSc Livestock Health and Production are available.
  • You must be a national of a qualifying Commonwealth country and hold the standard entry requirements for your preferred MSc course (including any English language requirements).

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine:

  • Be a citizen of, or have been granted refugee status by, an eligible Commonwealth country, or be a British Protected Person.
  • Be a permanent resident of an eligible country.
  • Hold an offer to study an eligible MSc course (meeting the relevant entry requirements).
  • Be unable to take up this offer without financial support.

School of Advanced Study (SAS): To qualify, you must meet the entry requirements by holding an undergraduate degree (e.g. bachelor) comparable to a UK upper second class honours degree, plus English language requirements.

Number of Awards: 

  • Royal Veterinary College: 9
  • London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine: 10
  • School of Advanced Study (SAS): 5

Value of Award: 

  • The awards are worth the full course fee for candidate’s chosen MSc programme
  • The schools also provide academic direction for these distance-learning programmes, including online resources and annual residential teaching workshops.

Duration of Program: 2 years

How to Apply: 

  • Firstly, you must apply for the master’s degree, as you will need an offer to join the course before you can apply for the scholarship.
  • Secondly, submit an application to the Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships scheme.

For the Royal Veterinary College, to apply, complete the following steps:

If you are successful at this stage, you will be notified that you can progress to Stage 2 of the process (end of August).

Visit the Program Webpage for Details

Award Provider: Commonwealth Scholarship Commission

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