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The University of Southampton

Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships

These scholarships are offered by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission, and funded by the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO).

They are for students from certain developing Commonwealth countries who want to study for a master’s degree online from their home country.

We’re offering 8 of these scholarships for students starting their studies in 2023.

Level of study

This scholarship is for postgraduate master’s study.

Subject areas

MSc Gerontology (Distance Learning)

MSc Global Ageing and Policy (Distance Learning)

What is covered

This scholarship covers your tuition fee costs.

Who can apply

To apply for this scholarship you must:

How to apply

Candidates should apply to BOTH the Commonwealth Scholarships Commission via Electronic Application System (EAS) and to the University of Southampton via Postgraduate applications for either MSc Gerontology (Distance Learning) or MSc Global Ageing and Policy (Distance Learning).

When is the deadline for applications?

Applications for Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships are now open and the closing date is Tuesday 28 March 2023 at 16:00 (GMT).


For more information on the MSc Gerontology (DL) or the MSc Global Ageing & Policy (DL) programmes, please check our websites or email the Admissions Tutor, Professor Athina Vlachantoni at:

For more information about the scholarships and the Commonwealth Scholarships Commission, please visit Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships – information for candidates.

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