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University of Birmingham Commonwealth Shared Scholarships Scheme 2018/2019 – Apply Online

University of Birmingham Commonwealth Shared Scholarships Scheme 2018/2019 – Apply Online: The University of Birmingham is currently offering admission and scholarship in conjunction with the commonwealth Shared Scholarships Scheme to students in developing countries covered by Commonwealth.

Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme is a joint initiative between the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and UK universities, including the University of Birmingham, to jointly support scholarships for students from developing commonwealth countries who would not otherwise be able to study in the United Kingdom.

Here is an opportunity for interested students from developing commonwealth countries to apply and stand a chance of winning the scholarship. In this article, we are going to show how and what to do in order to be among those that will be selected for the scholarship scheme in the University of Birmingham, UK.

Value of Award

The award is financed jointly by the University and the DFID. The award will cover:

  • Full tuition fees
  • Maintenance stipend
  • Air fare to and from the United Kingdom
  • Immigration Health Surcharge costs
  • A one-off arrival allowance payment of approximately £950
  • Thesis expenses of £225
  • Study travel grant up to £200
  • Excess baggage allowance for books up to 10kg on the return flight

Level of Study: Postgraduate taught masters

Subject areas eligible: Cancer Sciences, Economic Development and Regeneration, Economics.

Nationalities eligible: Antigua and Barbuda, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Cameroon, Dominica, Fiji, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates are expected to hold a first degree at first class level and be under the age of 30 at the time the award begins.

Candidates must also certify that they:

  • are 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;
  • are themselves, or through their families, unable to pay to study in the United Kingdom;
  • agree to return to their own country to work or study as soon as the award ends. The commission will only consider requests to extend leave to remain in the UK post-award for those wishing to move from Masters to PhD study. Strict conditions will apply.
  • DFID requires that the University certifies when submitting its shortlist of candidates that they are sufficiently proficient in the English language to cope with the course for which they have applied. This will normally mean that you will have to have satisfied any requirements concerning competence in the English language which are a condition of your offer of admission.

NOTE: Candidates must also have been offered a place at the University of Birmingham on one of the following postgraduate programmes:

  • MSc Clinical Oncology (School of Cancer Studies)
  • MSc Development Economics (Dept of Economics)

How To Apply For University of Birmingham Commonwealth Shared Scholarships Scheme 2018/2019

In order to apply for this scholarship, you must submit an application to both the University of Birmingham and the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission.  The competition at the University of Birmingham will open in November.

You can complete the University’s application via our online Commonwealth Shared Scholarship application form once the competition opens.

To submit your Commonwealth Scholarship Commission application, you must complete the Commission’s Electronic Application System (EAS). Click here to complete form

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