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Commonwealth PhD Scholarships (for high income countries)

Subject areas:

These scholarships are offered under six CSC Development themes.

Funding type:

Tuition fee. Stipend. Bench Fees / Research Training & Support Grant. Travel.

Awarding body:

UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office.

Commonwealth PhD Scholarships support candidates from high income countries for full-time doctoral study at King's College London.

Award details

Commonwealth PhD Scholarships are for candidates from high income countries for full-time doctoral study at a UK university.

Funded by the UK Department for Education (DfE), Commonwealth PhD 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.

These scholarships are offered under six themes:

  1. Science and technology for development
  2. Strengthening health systems and capacity
  3. Promoting global prosperity
  4. Strengthening global peace, security and governance
  5. Strengthening resilience and response to crises
  6. Access, inclusion and opportunity

These scholarship are jointly supported by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commissions and King's College London as part of partnership arrangements. 

Please note that the Commonwealth are no longer accepting applications for the 2022/23 academic year.

Details about the next intake will be available via the Commonwealth PhD Scholarships website in due course. Please keep checking the Commonwealth Scholarship website as it will be updated as soon as information is available.


Academic year:


Study mode:

Postgraduate research

Application closing date:

Contact us for details on when to apply