The Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme is a joint initiative between the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and UK universities, including the University of Edinburgh, to jointly support scholarships for students from developing Commonwealth countries who would not otherwise be able to study in the United Kingdom. The School of Social and Political Science at the University of Edinburgh has four Commonwealth Shared Scholarships to offer for the 2014-2015 academic year.
At the University of Edinburgh applications from students studying a one-year taught Master's degree in one of the following eligible subject areas are considered:
Awards will normally be for one year. Awards cannot be extended or renewed. At the end of the award, candidates are required to return to their home country.
The Commonwealth Scholarships Commission requires that the University certify when submitting its shortlist of candidates that they are sufficiently proficient in the English language to cope with the programme of study for which they have applied. This will normally mean that you will have to have satisfied any requirements concerning competence in the English language which are a condition of your offer of admission.
The award is financed jointly by the University of Edinburgh and DFID. The award will cover: (i) All tuition fees; (ii) Air fare to and from the United Kingdom; (iii) Expenses for accommodation and maintenance. Payments for the academic year 2013-2014 were set at £948 per month, plus an arrival allowance of £922 for the programme of study. Details of the 2014-2015 level will be available in 2014. The scholarships are financed by the University of Edinburgh.
Applications for the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme should be made through the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission’s Electronic Application System (EAS).
The application deadline for this award is 1 April 2014.
More details on the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme is available on the Commonwealth Scholarships Commission website.
This article was published on Oct 22, 2010