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Commonwealth PhD Scholarships

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Applications for the Commonwealth PhD Scholarships for the 2023/24 academic year are now closed. The application information below is for reference only. 

These scholarships are offered by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission and funded by the UK Department for International Development. They are for students from least-developed Commonwealth countries and fragile states who want to study for a PhD in the UK.

Candidates will be chosen based on:

Level of study

This scholarship is for postgraduate PhD 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 PhD programme 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.

Further Commonwealth Scholarship opportunities include:

Commonwealth Master's Scholarship
Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarship
Commonwealth Shared Scholarship
Commonwealth Split-site Scholarship

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