Commonwealth Scholarships in Low and Middle Income Countries

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These Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships allow successful applicants to benefit from the expertise provided by universities in low and middle income countries around the Commonwealth. They are majority funded by the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP).

The scholarships give talented students – who can be from any Commonwealth country other than the host country – the opportunity to gain a Master’s degree while developing new skills and experiencing life in another country.

The scholarships

  • The scholarships are fully-funded. They provide full tuition fees, a return economy flight, an arrival allowance, and a regular stipend (living allowance).
  • They are for Master’s courses only and are not applicable to distance learning courses.

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be a citizen of a Commonwealth country other than the host country.
  • Applicants must hold a Bachelors degree of at least upper second level.


2017 scholarships

Six scholarships are currently on offer – four in South Africa and two in Sri Lanka – at ACU member institutions in these countries.

 

 

Universities
Scholarships are tenable at:

  • Cape Peninsula University of Technology
  • Durban University of Technology
  • University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • University of Pretoria
  • University of South Africa
  • University of the Western Cape
  • North-West University
  • Rhodes University
  • Stellenbosch University
  • Tshwane University of Technology
  • University of Cape Town
  • University of Johannesburg
  • University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg
  • University of Venda

Subjects
Research Masters in fields linked to:

  • Birds as Key to Biodiversity Conservation
  • Climate and Earth Systems Sciences
  • Food Security
  • Invasion Biology
  • Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
  • Tree Health Biotechnology

The scholarships

  • Four scholarships are available, starting in January/February 2018
  • The scholarships provide full tuition fees, a return economy flight, an arrival allowance and a regular stipend (living allowance)
  • The scholarships are for Master’s study only and are not applicable to distance learning courses
  • The scholarships are for new students only and cannot be used to fund a course you have already started
  • No additional funding will be provided for applicants with families
  • Scholarships are for a maximum of two years

SRI LANKA
Eligibility

Applicants must be a citizen of a Commonwealth country other than South Africa and must not be currently resident in South Africa.

 

 

Universities and subjects
Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM) at University of Sri Jayewardenepura

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Institute of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (IBMBB) at University of Colombo

  • MSc Cellular and Molecular Immunology
  • MSc Molecular Life Sciences

The Scholarships

  • Two scholarships are available, starting in January/February 2018
  • The scholarships provide full tuition fees, a return economy flight, an arrival allowance and a regular stipend (living allowance)
  • The scholarships are for Master’s study only and are not applicable to distance learning courses
  • The scholarships are for new students only and cannot be used to fund a course you have already started
  • No additional funding will be provided for applicants with families
  • Scholarships are for a maximum of two years

Eligibility
Applicants must be a citizen of a Commonwealth country other than Sri Lanka.
Applicants must hold a Bachelors degree of at least upper second level.

 
 

How to applyComplete the application form in as much detail as possible and submit it by email to addsec-dev@mohe.gov.lk

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