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Commonwealth PhD Scholarships (for least developed countries and fragile states)

Subject areas:

These scholarships are offered under six CSC Development themes.

Funding type:

Tuition fee. Living cost. Stipend. Travel.

Awarding body:

UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office.

Country:

Bangladesh. Cameroon. Kenya. Kiribati. Lesotho. Malawi. Mozambique. Nigeria. Pakistan. Rwanda. Sierra Leone. Solomon Islands. Tanzania. The Gambia. Tuvalu. Uganda. Vanuatu. Zambia.



Commonwealth PhD Scholarships are for candidates from least developed countries and fragile States in the Commonwealth, for full-time doctoral study at a UK university.

Award details

These Commonwealth PhD Scholarships are for candidates from least developed countries and fragile States in the Commonwealth, for full-time doctoral study at a UK university.

Purpose: To contribute to the development needs of Commonwealth countries by supporting research that will have a developmental impact. These awards will also enhance individual teaching and research capacity leading to increase institutional capacity in academic and other sectors in Commonwealth countries, and will contribute to UK higher education and research by attracting high-calibre international candidates and encouraging links and collaboration.

Intended beneficiaries: High-quality graduates who have the potential to undertake world-class research of a developmental nature and to become influential leaders, teachers, or researchers in their home countries.

Funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), 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 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.

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 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:

2023-24

Study mode:

Postgraduate research

Application closing date:

Contact us for details on when to apply