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Commonwealth scholarships

If you are from a Commonwealth country and would like to study at postgraduate level at the University of Southampton, you may be able to apply for a scholarship under one of the UK Commonwealth Scholarship Commission schemes. 

Commonwealth Scholarships
Commonwealth Scholarships

Commonwealth Scholarships at the University of Southampton

We are pleased to participate in a number of Commonwealth Scholarship Commission programmes each year, including:

Shared Scholarships

2017 Scholarships

These scholarships are available for students from developing Commonwealth countries. The University has been awarded two Shared Scholarships for 2017/18.

The application round for 2017 scholarships has now closed.

The following Masters programmes were eligible:

MSc Advanced Clinical Practice

MSc Gerontology

MSc Health Psychology

MSc Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care

LLM Maritime Law

MSc Project Management

MSc Trauma Sciences

MRes Wildlife Conservation

To apply:

Make a scholarship application directly to the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission via the Electronic Application System (EAS)

Make a postgraduate application to the University of Southampton using our online postgraduate application form. Please state in your application that you wish to be considered for a Commonwealth Shared Scholarship.

Application deadline for the University of Southampton:
1 March 2017
Please note: this is earlier than the standard CSC deadline of 29 March.

Selection process:

We welcome applications from any eligible country. Candidates should include in their scholarship application full details of their educational background, the benefits they plan to contribute on return to their home country and their future career plans. We will prioritise applications with a minimum of 2 references submitted via the EAS by the deadline.

Successful applicants will be notified in mid-April 2017.

For further information, see the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission's information about Shared Scholarships.

PhD scholarships for developed Commonwealth countries

2017 Scholarships

These scholarships are for PhD or split-site PhD study for students from the following countries:

Australia, The Bahamas, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Cyprus, Malta and New Zealand.

The application round for 2017 scholarships has now closed. 

To apply, candidates must make a scholarship application directly to the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission via the Electronic Application System (EAS).

Applicants must have received an unconditional offer from the University of Southampton by the time of application and these scholarships are subject to availability of university funding.

For further information, see the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission's information about scholarships for citizens of developed Commonwealth countries.

Masters and PhD Scholarships

2017 Scholarships

These scholarships are for citizens of developing Commonwealth countries to study a Masters or PhD programme at a UK university.

The application round for 2017 scholarships has now closed.

Deadline for applications: 15 November 2016

Information about 2018 scholarships will be available in August 2017. 

For further information, see the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission's information about scholarships for Master's and PhD study.

Distance Learning scholarships

2017 Scholarships

The application round for 2017 scholarships has now closed.

The University has been awarded Commonwealth Distance Learning scholarships for 2017 entry to the following programmes:

How to apply

For all programmes, applicants should apply directly to the Commonwealth Scholarships Commission via the Electronic Application System (EAS). Applicants should also make a postgraduate application to the University of Southampton using the online postgraduate application form.

Deadline for applications: 12th May 2017

Split site PhD Scholarships

These scholarships are for citizens of developing Commonwealth countries to spend up to 12 months at a UK university during their PhD programme.

2017 Scholarships

The application round for 2017 scholarships has now closed.

Deadline for applications: 31 October 2016

To apply:

Make a scholarship application directly to the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission

Make an application to the University of Southampton to be a Visiting Research student

Please note: For these scholarships, candidates must demonstrate an institutional or department link between their home institution and the UK institution as part of their application.

For further information, see the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission's information about split-site PhD scholarships.

Further information

Our staff regularly visit many countries worldwide. To meet one of our representatives in your country, see our current schedule of events

Alternatively, please contact us directly at international@southampton.ac.uk

International Voices blog

Every year, the University of Southampton welcomes a number of scholars from a variety of scholarship schemes. You can read about their experiences in Southampton on our International Voices blog

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