Commonwealth Shared Scholarship for 2023/24

Applications for the 2023–2024 Commonwealth Shared Scholarship to study in the UK are now being accepted. The Commonwealth Shared Scholarship gives you the opportunity to pursue a Fully Funded Master’s Degree in the UK, with the CSC and university covering all living and travel expenses. Similar to the Chevening Scholarship, the Commonwealth Scholarship is the largest scholarship program in the UK. The UK Government is funding this scholarship. The scholarship seeks to attract candidates and students from Commonwealth nations with low and moderate incomes. Every year, they choose more than 200 Commonwealth participants to study in the UK. You can apply without cost.

Before asking any queries, please take a look at this article and read the entire content. The Commonwealth Scholarship application process, eligibility requirements, application link, and information are all included on this page. The Commonwealth Scholarship is Available in all Fields. The Commonwealth Master Scholarship is valid for one year. Direct applications can be made to the CSC. The Commonwealth Shared Scholarship does not require applicants to go through a nominating organization. Below are all of the details for the 2023–2024 Commonwealth Shared Scholarship.

Details About Commonwealth Shared Scholarship for 2023/24

  • Country: UK
  • Eligible Countries: Commonwealth Countries
  • Cost: Fully Funded
  • Course Level: Masters (1 Year)
  • Deadline13th December 2022

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Scholarship Coverage

  • Approved Round Airfare Tickets from your own home united states to the United Kingdom and go back on the quit of your award.
  • Approved Full Tuition Fees.
  • Monthly Stipend on the charge of £1,236 per month, or £1,516 per month for the ones at universities withinside the London metropolitan area.
  • Warm apparel allowance, wherein applicable
  • Thesis grant towards the fee of making a thesis
  • Study tours in other countries or inside the UK are also free
  • Contribution towards the cost of mandatory tuberculosis (TB) test
  • If Scholars have children and are widoweddivorced, or a single parents, a child allowance of £529 per month for the first child, and £131 per month for the second and third child under the age of 16.
  • Full support for disability.

Eligibility Criteria

  • 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 available to start their academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September 2023
  • By September 2023, hold a first degree of at least upper second-class (2:1) honors standard, or a lower second-class degree (2:2) and a relevant postgraduate qualification (usually a Master’s degree)
  • Be unable to afford to study in the UK without this scholarship

Eligible Countries

There are 54 countries in the Commonwealth, in Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe, and the Pacific. Commonwealth countries are diverse – they are amongst the world’s biggest, smallest, richest, and poorest countries.


The last date to apply online and include all supporting documents for the Commonwealth 2023 Scholarship is 13th December 2022

How to Apply (Application Process – Carefully Read)

The closing date for applications is 13 December 2022 at 16:00 GMT.

Applications for Commonwealth Shared Scholarships must be made using the CSC’s online application system.

Candidates must apply and secure admission to study an approved Master’s course at a participating UK university in addition to applying for a Commonwealth Shared Scholarship via the CSC’s online application system.

Candidates can apply for more than one course and to more than one university, however they may only accept one offer.

Candidates may need to complete their university application(s) before or after they submit their Commonwealth Shared Scholarship application.

Commonwealth Shared Scholarship applications will be shared with UK universities, who will nominate their chosen candidates to receive a Commonwealth Shared Scholarship in March 2023

Supporting Documentation

Applications must include supporting documentation to be eligible.

Candidates must upload the following with their application:

  • Proof that the applicant is a citizen or has refugee status in an eligible Commonwealth country: a copy of a valid passport (or national ID card) showing a photograph, date of birth, and country of citizenship
  • Full transcripts detailing all higher education qualifications, including to-date transcripts for any courses currently being studied, with certified translations if not in English.

Choosing a University/Course

A list of eligible courses for 2023 can be found on the Commonwealth Shared Scholarships 2023 Eligible Courses page, sorted by CSC Development Theme.

You may find the following resources useful.

  • Study UK – British Council website, with guidance for international students and a course and institution search
  • Steps to Postgraduate Study – a guide to asking the right questions about taught postgraduate study in the UK
  • – information for postgraduate students, with a course search
  • Prospects – information on postgraduate study in the UK
  • Research Excellent Framework 2021 results  – results of a system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions
  • UCAS Postgraduate  – guidance on how to find and apply for a postgraduate course
  • Unistats – the official website for comparing UK higher education course data
  • UKCISA (UK Council for International Student Affairs) – advice for international students on choosing a course of study.

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