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Commonwealth Shared Scholarships

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These scholarships are jointly offered by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission and selected UK universities. They support students from developing Commonwealth countries who would not otherwise be able to study in the United Kingdom.

Level of study

This scholarship is for postgraduate master’s study.

Subject areas

This scholarship is for study on specific courses across a range of subject areas. The list of eligible programmes for 2021 are:

What is covered

This scholarship covers:

Who can apply

To apply for this scholarship you must:

Eligible Commonwealth countries

How to apply

Applications for Commonwealth Shared Scholarships open on 26 February 2021 and close at 16:00 on 9 April 2021.

1. Check that you meet all scholarship and programme eligibility criteria before you begin. English language requirements must be met at point of application. Please ensure that you have the required documentation ready.

2. By 16:00 (BST) on 9 April 2021 at the latest you must:

a.    Apply on the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission application portal for this scholarship. You are advised to complete and submit your application as soon as possible, as the online application system will be very busy in the days leading up to the application deadline and the Commission cannot make allowances for local or personal difficulties which might affect your ability to submit.

b.   AND apply for your chosen programme using our online application form.

When you have completed all of the sections on the University of Southampton application form please save your application, do not submit and do not pay the application fee.

3. Shortlisted candidates will be issued an application fee waiver in early May and invited to submit their completed programme application form by 10 May.. This must include evidence that you meet english language requirements.

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:

What’s it like to be a University of Southampton Commonwealth Shared Scholar?

Meet some of our most recent scholars as they share their experience of being a Commonwealth Shared Scholar at the University of Southampton.

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