Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships


Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships are offered for citizens of certain developing Commonwealth countries. These scholarships are funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), with the aim of contributing to the UK’s international development aims and wider overseas interests, supporting excellence in UK higher education, and sustaining the principles of the Commonwealth.

Purpose: To contribute to development needs of Commonwealth countries by providing training for skilled and qualified professionals in key development areas.

Intended beneficiaries: 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.

For full terms and conditions, see the Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships 2020 terms and conditions.

To Apply

You must make your application using the CSC’sonline application system which you can find via CSC website. The CSC will not accept any applications that are not submitted via the online application system.You must also secure admission to an eligible Masters course at a UK university that is participating in the Distance Learning scheme. See the list of participating universities and eligible courses.

Pleasecheckwithyourwithyourchosen university for their specific advice on when to apply, admission requirements,and rules for applying. Youcanapplyfor morethanone courseand/​ortomorethanone university, but youmayonlyacceptone offerof aDistance LearningScholarship.All applications must be submitted by the first deadline of midday 16.00 (GMT) on 13 April 2020.

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