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Commonwealth Shared Scholarships

Commonwealth Shared Scholarships

Commonwealth Shared Scholarship

- Full fee award

- Multiple scholarships available

Apply now*

*Applications must be made through the Commonwealth Scholarships website

Commonwealth Shared Scholarship

- Full fee award

- Multiple scholarships available

Apply now*

*Applications must be made through the Commonwealth Scholarships website

About the Award 

This is an opportunity to obtain a fully funded Commonwealth Shared Scholarship for students applying for a Master’s programme starting in September 2017.  

The scholarship is funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), with the aim of contributing to the UK’s international development aims and wider overseas interests, supporting excellence in UK higher education, and sustaining the principles of the Commonwealth. 

Students from developing countries who would not otherwise be able to study in the UK can apply for Commonwealth Shared Scholarships for Master’s study, jointly supported by Coventry University.

The Commonwealth Shared Scholarships are an important element in Britain's International Development efforts, bringing professionals, who have already displayed outstanding talents, to study in the UK and build strong academic, professional and personal links and be able to contribute the skills attained to enhance the development of their home countries. 

Commonwealth Shared Scholarships are offered for selected taught Master’s courses, and are usually tenable for one year only. These scholarships do not cover undergraduate courses, PhD study, or any pre-sessional English language teaching.

The Commonwealth Shared Scholarship is only available to students applying for the following Master's programme starting in September 2017 at Coventry University:

Courses Contact Details

MSc Agroecology and Food Security             

MSc Disaster Management

MSc Economic Policy and International Trade


In order to apply for the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship you must hold a conditional offer from Coventry University for the courses listed above.

Learn how to apply on to the Master's programmes here

To apply for the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship, you must:

  • Hold a conditional offer to study at Coventry University in September 2017
  • Be a Commonwealth citizen, refugee, or British protected person
  • Be permanently resident in a developing Commonwealth country (for a full list of eligible countries, see the terms and conditions)
  • Be available to start your academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September/October 2017
  • By August 2017, hold a first degree of either first or upper second class (2:1) classification, or lower second class (2:2) classification plus a relevant postgraduate qualification (usually a Master’s degree)
  • Not have studied or worked for one (academic) year or more in a developed country
  • Be unable, either yourself or through your family, to pay to study in the UK

How to Apply

You must make your application using the CSC’s Electronic Application System (EAS). Click here for full information on how to use the EAS, including detailed guides. The EAS will open for Shared Scholarship applications on 17 November 2016.

Before applying, you must check with the University for specific advice, admission requirements, and rules for applying. You must take the necessary steps to secure admission to your chosen course at the University at the same time as applying for a Shared Scholarship. Click here for a list of contact details.

The CSC will not accept any scholarship applications that are not submitted via the EAS to Coventry University or applications directly from individuals.

All applications must be submitted by 23.59 (BST) on 29 March 2017 at the latest. The University may have its own closing date for applications which could be before 29 March 2017. For a full list of closing dates, see the terms and conditions.

Application deadline: 29th March 2017

Application deadline: 29th March 2017