The University of Oxford is offering the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme for students from select developing countries for the academic session 2018/2019.
Application Deadline: 8th or 19th January 2018, depending on your course
Offered annually? Yes
About the Award: The Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme is a joint initiative between the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the University of Oxford to support students from developing Commonwealth countries who would not otherwise be able to study in the United Kingdom.
Offered Since: 1986
Who is eligible to apply? Candidates must:
- Hold a first degree at either first class or upper second class level;
- Be nationals of a Commonwealth developing country, and not at present living or studying in a developed country;
- Have not undertaken studies lasting one year or more in a developed country;
- Be able to confirm in writing that neither they nor their families are able to pay for them to study in the UK (you will be asked to confirm this if you are nominated for the scholarship by Oxford – you do not need to provide confirmation in advance);
- Be willing to return to their home country as soon as their award comes to an end (the Commission will only consider requests to extend leave to remain in the UK post-award for those wishing to progress from Master’s to PhD study and strict conditions will apply).
Number of Scholarships: Not specified
What are the benefits? The scholarship covers course fees, college fees and a grant for living costs of at least £12,780.
Duration of Scholarship: If your scholarship is offered for a course lasting more than one year, the continuation of your scholarship each year is subject to an annual renewal process based on satisfactory academic progress.
Eligible Countries: Awards are open to students from:
Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, British Virgin Islands, Cameroon, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Fiji, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Montserrat, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Pitcairn, Rwanda, St Helena, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tristan da Cunha, Turks and Caicos, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Western Samoa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
To be taken at (country): University of Oxford UK
How to Apply: To be considered for this scholarship, submit your application for graduate study by the relevant January deadline (8 or 19 January 2018, depending on your course). If you meet initial eligibility criteria, you will also be asked to complete an application form produced by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission.
Visit Scholarship webpage
Sponsors: UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the University of Oxford
Important Notes: A notice will be posted on the scholarship webpage once successful candidates have been notified.