Applications are open for Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships 2021/2022. Scholarships aim to contribute to the development needs of Commonwealth countries by providing training for skilled and qualified professionals in key development areas.
These scholarships are for high-quality postgraduate students who wish to access training not available in their home countries, who wish or need to remain in their home country while they study, and who have the potential to enhance the development of their home countries with the knowledge and leadership skills they acquire.
Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships enable talented and motivated individuals to gain the knowledge and skills required for sustainable development, and are aimed at those unable to study in the UK for financial and other reasons.
These scholarships are offered under six themes:
To be eligible for a Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarship, candidates should be
Each participating UK University will conduct its own recruitment process to select a specified number of candidates for Distance Learning Scholarships. Universities must put forward their selected candidates to the CSC by 4th June 2021. The CSC will then confirm that these candidates meet the eligibility criteria for this scheme and universities will inform candidates of their results by July 2021.
Selection criteria include:
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