Commonwealth Shared Scholarships for Students Developing Commonwealth countries 2022

Commonwealth Shared Scholarships applications are currently being accepted for the school year 2022.

Commonwealth Shared Scholarships

Candidates from the Commonwealth’s least developed and lower-middle-income nations are eligible to apply for a full-time Master’s degree in chosen programs at UK institutions.

The scholarships are provided in collaboration with a number of UK institutions.

Commonwealth Shared Scholarships, funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office (FCDO), allow outstanding and motivated students to learn the knowledge and skills essential for sustainable development and are intended towards those who would not be able to study in the UK otherwise.

Scholarship Value

Each scholarship provides

  • Approved flight from your home country to the UK and back at the conclusion of your award (the CSC will not pay the cost of dependent tickets or travels done before your award is confirmed) – arranged by the institution; reimbursed by the CSC
  • Tuition costs that have been approved and are supported by the CSC
  • Stipend (living allowance) of £1,133 per month for students attending universities in the London metropolitan region, or £1,390 per month for those attending universities outside of London (rates given at 2021-2022 levels) — provided and sponsored by the institution.
  • Where available, a warm clothing stipend is provided and financed by the institution.
  • Where available, a thesis grant to cover the expense of writing a thesis or dissertation – claimed and paid by the institution; financed by the CSC

Study travel award – sought from and paid by the university for study-related travel inside the UK or abroad; financed by the CSC

  • Reimbursement of the cost of necessary tuberculosis (TB) test, if needed for a visa application (receipts required) – claimed and paid by the university; financed by the CSC
  • If you are a widowed, divorced, or single parent, you are entitled to a child allowance of £485 per month for the first child and £120 per month for the second and third children under the age of 16 if you are accompanied by your children and they live with you at the same address in the United Kingdom (rates quoted at 2021-2022 levels)
  • If you declare a handicap, the CSC will conduct a comprehensive evaluation of your requirements and determine if you are eligible for further financial assistance.

Commonwealth Shared Scholarships Requirements

  • Commonwealth Shared Scholarships are for individuals from the Commonwealth’s least developed and lower-middle-income nations who want to study full-time for a Master’s degree on a specific program at a UK institution.
  • To apply for these scholarships, you must:
  • Be a British Protected Person or a citizen of an eligible Commonwealth nation who has been given refugee status.
  • Be a permanent resident of a Commonwealth nation that qualifies.
  • Be ready to begin your academic studies in the UK by September 2022, the start of the UK academic year.
  • Hold an upper second-class (2:1) honors degree or a lower second-class degree (2:2) and an appropriate postgraduate diploma (typically a Master’s degree) before September 2022.
  • Not having spent at least one year (academic) studying or working in a high-income nation
  • Without this scholarship, you would be unable to pay to attend a UK institution.
  • I’ve sent all supporting documents in the proper manner.

The CSC aims to identify talented individuals who have the potential to make the change. 


Only applicants from the 23 countries mentioned below are eligible to apply for Commonwealth Shared Scholarships in 2022.

The Gambia
Papua New Guinea
Sierra Leone
Solomon Islands
Sri Lanka

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Selection Criteria

Applications will be considered according to the following selection criteria:

  • The candidate’s academic merit
  • The plan of study’s quality
  • Potential influence on the candidate’s home country’s growth

You must apply for your scholarship to be tenable at one of the following approved courses at a participating UK university.

  • View the complete list of courses that have been authorized.
  • View a list of all UK universities that are taking part.

The Commonwealth Shared Scholarships Scheme allows you to apply for many courses and universities, but you can only accept one offer of a Shared Scholarship.

These prizes are solely for Master’s degree programs; they do not cover undergraduate or doctoral studies.

You must also secure admission to your course in addition to applying for a Shared Scholarship. Please check with your chosen university for their specific advice on when to apply, admission requirements, and rules for applying.

In addition to any additional applications necessary by your nominating authority, you must submit your application using the CSC’s online application system.

Any applications that are not submitted via the CSC’s online application system will be rejected.

Because the online application system will be very active in the days leading up to the application deadline, you should complete and submit your application as soon as possible.

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Deadline: December 20, 2021

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