Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships 2017 for Developing Commonwealth Countries

The Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships support candidates to study distance learning Master’s degree courses that are either offered in partnership with universities in developing countries, or delivered directly by UK institutions.The purpose of this scholarship is 
To contribute to development needs of Commonwealth countries by providing training for skilled and qualified professionals in key development areas.

Host Institution :

DFID/UK Universities... SEE LIST


Courses offered:

See list of offered courses HERE

Number of Scholarships:

Not specified.

Eligible Countries :

Nationals of Commonwealth Developing Countries

Scholarship value:

Please check with the University/Institution about the value of this scholarship.

Eligibility Status:

To apply for the scholarship, you must meet the following criteria:

• Be a citizen of a developing Commonwealth country, refugee, or British protected person.

• Be permanently resident in a developing Commonwealth country.

• Hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) standard. A lower qualification and sufficient relevant experience may be considered in certain cases

Please Note: You must also meet the specific eligibility requirements of the course you are interested in.




Criteria For Selection Include:
  • Academic merit of the candidate
  • Potential impact of the work on the development of the candidate’s home country
PLEASE NOTE that the process of selection would involve each participating UK university  conducting its own recruitment process to select a specified number of candidates for Distance Learning Scholarships. Universities must put forward their selected candidates to the CSC by 9 June 2017. The CSC will then confirm that these candidates meet the eligibility criteria for this scheme. Universities will inform candidates of their results by August 2017


How To Apply:

Before applying for this scholarship, you should apply to study an eligible Master’s course at a UK university that is participating in the Distance Learning Scholarship scheme. You must check with your UK university for their specific advice, admission requirements, and rules for applying. Most universities may require you to complete their own admissions application form as well, which may have a separate closing date.

To apply for the Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarship, you must make your application using the CSC’s Electronic Application System (EAS). All applications must be submitted by 23:59 (BST) on 12 May 2017.

It is important to read the Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships 2017 Terms and Conditions and visit the official website for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship. All enquiries about these scholarships should be directed to the university to which you wish to apply.

Application Deadline: 
12 May 2017
Course study kicks off on September 2017

Official Scholarship Website: 

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