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Commonwealth 2022 Split-site Scholarships for Low and Middle Income Countries: (Deadline 17 February 2022)

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The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom (CSC) administers the major UK government scholarship program, which is focused on international development. The CSC is a non-departmental executive organization that is funded by the Department of International Development (DFID).

The Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) is the structure within which the CSC operates, and it is a clear example of the United Kingdom’s long-term commitment to the Commonwealth. By fostering future leaders and innovators from around the Commonwealth, as well as recruiting top talent to Britain’s universities…

Funded by the UK Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships enable talented and motivated individuals to gain the knowledge and skills required for sustainable development, and are aimed at those who could not otherwise afford to study in the UK.


To widen access to UK equipment and expertise for high quality doctoral candidates from low- and middle-income Commonwealth countries, and to contribute to UK and Commonwealth higher education and research through collaboration and partnerships.

Intended beneficiaries

High-quality graduates whose proposed research has a developmental focus and who have the potential to become influential teachers or researchers in their home countries.

Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships

  • Type Postgraduate
  • Organization Commonwealth Scholarships
  • Country to study–
  • School to study–
  • Course to study Not specified
  • State of Origin
  • Gender Men and Women
  • Application Deadline February 17, 2022

Requirements for Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships Qualification

To apply for these scholarships, prospective Scholars must:

• 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 an eligible Commonwealth country

• Be registered for a PhD at a university in an eligible Commonwealth country by the time your scholarship starts (September 2022)

Ensure that an institutional or departmental link exists between your home university and your proposed UK university. This link must be greater than simply a collaboration between individuals – see section on ‘Tenure and placement’ for further details. Both supervisors must provide a supporting statement which provides further details of the link to ensure your application is eligible.

• Be available to start your academic studies in the UK in September 2022

• By September 2022, hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) honours standard, or a second-class degree and a relevant postgraduate qualification (usually a Master’s degree)

• Be unable to afford to study in the UK without this scholarship

Click here for more information and apply

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