Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships 2022 for Masters Study in the UK

The Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships 2022 slots are now open for applications. The Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarship is aimed at providing education to candidates from least developed, low-income, and lower-middle-income Commonwealth nations who have the desire to pursue a part-time Master’s degree through distance learning in UK universities.
The Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office provides funding for these scholarships.


This Scholarship is mean for high-quality postgraduate students who wish to access some kind of education which is not readily available in their home countries; Candidates who want to remain in the their home countries while studying, and those who have the potential to help their home countries develop with the knowledge and skills acquired.

These scholarships are offered under six CSC Development themes:

  • Science and technology for development
  • Strengthening health systems and capacity
  • Promoting global prosperity
  • Strengthening global peace, security and governance
  • Strengthening resilience and response to crises
  • Access, inclusion and opportunity

Requirements:

To be eligible for a Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarship, candidates should:

  • 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 a developing Commonwealth country;
  • Hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) standard. A lower qualification and sufficient relevant experience may be considered in certain cases;
  • Be unable to afford to study the program without this scholarship.

Benefits:

  • A Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarship covers tuition fees and study grants where required. Other scholarships, awards, or bursaries that cover the same costs may not be held concurrently. 
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Required Documents:

To be eligible for consideration, applicants must endeavor to include the following supporting documentation by 17:00 (GMT) on 5 April 2022.

  • At least one reference– submitted directly by the referee to the online application system (referees will be sent an email request)
  • An offer letter to start the chosen course of study in the 2022-2023 academic year – uploaded to the online application system
  • Full transcripts detailing all your higher education qualifications (with certified translations if not in English) – uploaded to the online application system

Selection Process

Each participating UK university is responsible for holding it’s own recruitment process to choose a specific number of candidates for Distance Learning Scholarships.
By May 9, 2022, universities must submit their chosen candidates to the CSC. The CSC will then validate that these candidates fit the program’s eligibility requirements, and universities will notify applicants of their results in July 2022.
 

Selection criteria include:

  • Academic merit of the candidate
  • Potential impact of the work on the development of the candidate’s home country

How To Apply For The Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships 2022

You must first apply to study an eligible master’s course at a UK university that is participating in the Distance Learning scheme. For the full list of participating universities and eligible courses, kindly

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You should consult your chosen university for detailed information on when to apply, admission requirements, and application restrictionsIn addition to any other applications necessary by your chosen university, you must submit your application using the CSC’s online application system.
 
 Any applications that are not submitted through the CSC’s online application system will be rejected.

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