Scholarships to Developing Commonwealth Countries: Commonwealth Scholarships for students from the developing Commonwealth to study in the United Kingdom are funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and managed by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission.
Each year, the Commission invites a number of academic institutions in developing countries to make nominations from amongst their academic staff and/or students (in the case of Split-Site Awards).
In most cases, nominations come from the University itself.
Each year, the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission writes to each nominating institution asking for a specific number of nominations to be sent to it.
Each institution is responsible for its own selection process.
Candidates are in competition with those nominated by national nominating agencies from developing countries and the same standards will be applied to applications through both routes.
Each year, the Commission seeks about three times more nominations than it has places available. Candidates who are nominated, therefore, are not guaranteed to get a scholarship.
Scholarship Application Criteria
- Academic merit of the candidate
- The quality of the proposal
- The likely impact of the work on the development of the candidate’s home country.
For more information and application, visit: Scholarships to Developing Commonwealth Countries Website