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Apply for the Commonwealth Shared Scholarships


The scholarships seek to make a positive difference to communities, especially through social innovation teaching and research.


  • Approved airfare from your home country to the UK and return at the end of your award

  • Approved tuition fees

  • Stipend (living allowance) at the rate of £1,116 per month, or £1,369 per month (London)

  • Warm clothing allowance, where applicable

  • Thesis grant towards the cost of preparing a thesis or dissertation, where applicable

  • Study travel grant towards the costs of study-related travel within the UK or overseas

  • Excess baggage allowance, up to an annual approved limit, when returning home

  • Reimbursement of the cost of a mandatory tuberculosis (TB) test, where required for a visa application)

  • If you are widowed, divorced, or a single parent, child allowances are also provided


  • Be a citizen of or have been granted refugee status by an eligible Commonwealth country, or be a British Protected Person

  • Be permanently resident in an eligible Commonwealth country

  • Be available to start your academic studies in the UK, or remotely if required, by the start of the UK academic year in September/October 2021

  • By September 2021, hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) standard, or a second class degree and a relevant postgraduate qualification (usually a Master’s degree).

  • Not have studied or worked for one (academic) year or more in a high income country

  • Be unable to afford to study at a UK university without this scholarship

  • Have provided all supporting documentation in the required format

Deadline April 2021

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