Scholarships

APPLY NOW! 2017 Commonwealth Scholarships In Low And Middle Income Countries

These Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships allow successful applicants to benefit from the expertise provided by universities in low and middle income countries around the Commonwealth. They are majority funded by the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP).

The scholarships give talented students – who can be from any Commonwealth country other than the host country – the opportunity to gain a Master’s degree while developing new skills and experiencing life in another country.

The scholarships

  • The scholarships are fully-funded. They provide full tuition fees, a return economy flight, an arrival allowance, and a regular stipend (living allowance).
  • They are for Master’s courses only and are not applicable to distance learning courses.

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be a citizen of a Commonwealth country other than the host country.
  • Applicants must hold a Bachelors degree of at least upper second level.

2017 scholarships

Six scholarships are currently on offer – four in South Africa and two in Sri Lanka – at ACU member institutions in these countries.

Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships in South Africa

Universities

Scholarships are tenable at:

  • Cape Peninsula University of Technology
  • Durban University of Technology
  • North-West University
  • Rhodes University
  • Stellenbosch University
  • Tshwane University of Technology
  • University of Cape Town
  • University of Johannesburg
  • University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • University of Pretoria
  • University of South Africa
  • University of the Western Cape
  • University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg
  • University of Venda

Subjects

Research Masters in fields linked to:

The scholarships

  • Four scholarships are available, starting in January/February 2018
  • The scholarships provide full tuition fees, a return economy flight, an arrival allowance and a regular stipend (living allowance)
  • The scholarships are for Master’s study only and are not applicable to distance learning courses
  • The scholarships are for new students only and cannot be used to fund a course you have already started
  • No additional funding will be provided for applicants with families
  • Scholarships are for a maximum of two years

Eligibility

Applicants must be a citizen of a Commonwealth country other than South Africa and must not be currently resident in South Africa.

Applicants must hold a Bachelors Honours degree of at least upper second level.

How to apply

Complete the application form in as much detail as possible and submit it by email to internationalscholarships@dhet.gov.za

As well as the application form, applicants must submit the following:

  • High school certificates
  • Undergraduate transcripts and graduation certificate
  • At least one academic reference
  • Scan of passport or national ID card
  • Proof of English language ability if English is not your first language
  • University offer letter for the course you have applied for if you already have one

Applicants are advised to arrange for their qualifications to be validated by the South African Qualifications Authority before applying to a university.

Application form

Download the application form here.

Closing date

Applications close on Friday 30 June 2017 at 17:00 South Africa Standard Time.

Further information

For any enquiries, please contact internationalscholarships@dhet.gov.za

 

Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships in Sri Lanka

Universities and subjects

Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM) at University of Sri Jayewardenepura

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Institute of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (IBMBB) at University of Colombo

  • MSc Cellular and Molecular Immunology
  • MSc Molecular Life Sciences

The Scholarships

  • Two scholarships are available, starting in January/February 2018
  • The scholarships provide full tuition fees, a return economy flight, an arrival allowance and a regular stipend (living allowance)
  • The scholarships are for Master’s study only and are not applicable to distance learning courses
  • The scholarships are for new students only and cannot be used to fund a course you have already started
  • No additional funding will be provided for applicants with families
  • Scholarships are for a maximum of two years

Eligibility

Applicants must be a citizen of a Commonwealth country other than Sri Lanka.

Applicants must hold a Bachelors degree of at least upper second level.

How to apply

Complete the application form in as much detail as possible and submit it by email to addsec-dev@mohe.gov.lk

As well as the application form, applicants must submit the following:

  • High school certificates
  • Undergraduate transcripts and graduation certificate
  • At least one academic reference
  • Scan of passport or national ID card
  • Proof of English language ability if English is not your first language
  • University offer letter for the course you have applied for if you already have one

Application form

Download the application form here.

Closing date

Applications close on 30 June 2017 at 17:00 Sri Lanka Standard Time.

Further information

For any enquiries, please contact addsec-dev@mohe.gov.lk

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