Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships (for low and middle income countries)

Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships are for Ph.D. candidates from low and middle-income Commonwealth countries, to spend up to 12 months at a UK university as part of their doctoral studies in their home country. Funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships enable talented and motivated individuals to gain the knowledge and skills required for sustainable development, and are aimed at those who could not otherwise afford to study in the UK.

Eligibility.

To apply for these scholarships, you must:

  • Be a citizen of or have been granted refugee status by an eligible Commonwealth country, or be a British Protected Person.
  • Be permanently resident in an eligible Commonwealth country.
  • Be registered for a Ph.D. at a university in an eligible Commonwealth country by the time your scholarship is confirmed (September 2021)
  • Be available to start your academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in January 2022.
  • BY December 2021, hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) honors standard, or a second class degree and a relevant postgraduate qualification (usually a Master’s degree).
  • Be unable to afford to study in the UK without this scholarship.
  • Ensure that an institutional or departmental link exists between your home university and your proposed UK university. This link must be greater than simply a collaboration between individuals – see ‘Tenure and placement’ on page 4 for further details. Both supervisors must provide a supporting statement which includes details of the link in order for your application to be eligible. 

Each fellowship provides:Approved airfare from your home country to the UK and return at the end of your award (the CSC will not reimburse the cost of fares for dependants, nor the cost of journeys made before your award is confirmed), Approved tuition fees and  Stipend (living allowance) at the rate of £1,116 per month, or £1,369 per month for those at universities in the London metropolitan area (rates quoted at 2020-2021 levels)

Your application must be submitted by 13th August 2021. Visit Funder for more details