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Commonwealth Master's Scholarships

MPORTANT: Applications for Commonwealth Master's Scholarships for the academic year 2023/24 are now closed. Applications for 2024/25 will open in September 2023. The application information below is for advice only and is correct as of 1 January 2023.

These scholarships are offered by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission and funded by the UK Department for International Development. They are for students from eligible low and middle income Commonwealth countries who want to study for a full-time taught Master’s degree at a UK university.

Candidates will be chosen based on:

Level of study

This scholarship is for full time postgraduate Master’s study.

Subject areas

This scholarship is for study across a range of subject areas. It is offered to students whose studies fall under one of these themes:

What is covered

This scholarship covers:

Who can apply

To apply for this scholarship you must:

How to apply

  1. Apply through your local national nominating agency or non-governmental organisation.
  2. Apply for your master’s degree at Southampton, stating that you wish to be considered for Commonwealth Scholarship funding.

Further information

The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission provides more information on this scholarship.

The Commission will normally only fund your first UK master’s degree. You’ll need to provide justification If you’re applying for a second UK master’s degree.

Further Commonwealth Scholarship opportunities include:

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