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Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships

Subject areas:

These scholarships are offered under six CSC Development themes - see details below.

Funding type:

Living cost. Travel. Tuition fee.

Awarding body:

UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office.


Antigua & Barbuda. Bangladesh. Belize. Botswana. Cameroon. Dominica. Eswatini. Fiji. Ghana. Grenada. Guyana. India. Jamaica. Kenya. Kiribati. Lesotho. Malawi. Maldives. Mauritius. Montserrat. Mozambique. Namibia. Nauru. Nigeria. Pakistan. Papua New Guinea. Rwanda. Samoa. Sierra Leone. Solomon Islands. South Africa. Sri Lanka. St. Helena. St. Lucia. St. Vincent & the Grenadines. Tanzania. The Gambia. Tonga. Tuvalu. Uganda. Vanuatu. Zambia.

For candidates from eligible lower and middle income Commonwealth countries, to undertake a one-year full-time taught Master’s degree in the UK.

Award details

Applications for Commonwealth Masters scholarships for the 2024/25 academic year are open until October 17/10/23.

Funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships enable talented and motivated individuals to gain the knowledge and skills required for sustainable development, and are aimed at those who could not otherwise afford to study in the UK.

Intended Beneficiaries: Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships are for candidates from eligible lower and middle income Commonwealth countries, to undertake full-time taught Master’s study at a UK university.

These scholarships are offered under six CSC Development themes.

As part of a partnership agreement between the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission and King's College London, scholars who are funded on this scholarship receive support towards their tuition fees from King's.

Details are available via the Commonwealth Scholarships website.

Student Testimonial

Tracy Kyomuhendo, MRes Clinical Research

"I found out about KCL after a general search for the top universities in the UK when considering postgraduate studies. I was pleased to find out KCL offers the MRes Clinical Research programme that I had always wanted to do.

I worked in an under-resourced rural facility in my home country, Uganda. As a Medical Officer, I appreciated first-hand the diversity of cases, some of which warranted research, but I also identified a lack of research capacity generally. I concluded that clinicians like myself were best placed to conduct clinical research since we dealt with patients directly. To conduct research that would benefit my home country and the scientific community, I realised getting the appropriate training in world-leading standards was essential. Hence, I chose to study for the MRes Clinical Research postgraduate degree.

My study will equip me with the skills to undertake clinical research necessary to impact patient management in my home country, hopefully, the world at large and potentially lead to a successful PhD programme.

The Commonwealth Shared scholarship is well advertised on social media, especially by former awardees. I learned about it on Twitter. This funding has removed the initial headache of finding money to pay for tuition, accommodation and upkeep because it covers everything. This funding has afforded me the much-needed peace of mind to concentrate fully on my studies to make the most of my time at King's.

My advice to prospective students would be: Have a clear career path regarding why you want to study a course and need funding. Be yourself when applying for funding. Tell your story as it is."


Academic year:


Study mode:

Postgraduate taught

Application closing date:

Contact us for details on when to apply