Fully Funded Commonwealth Scholarship for Developing Countries Students at University College London, 2018

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The Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme is a joint initiative between the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (with funding from the Department for International Development (DFID), and UK universities, to support scholarships for students from developing Commonwealth countries who would not otherwise be able to study in the United Kingdom.

The aim of the scheme is to assist students from developing Commonwealth countries who are of excellent academic calibre but for financial reasons would not otherwise be able to afford to study in the United Kingdom. The scheme allows them to benefit from postgraduate study at a university in the United Kingdom which will help them to contribute toward the development of their home countries.

Awards are for taught Master’s programmes only, subjects must be related to the economic, social and technological development of a candidate’s country.

Country of Study: UK Institution/ University: University College London
Application Deadline: 17 April 2018. Level of Study: Master’s


UCL is London’s leading multidisciplinary university, with more than 11,000 staff and 38,000 students from 150 different countries. Founded in 1826 in the heart of London, UCL was the first university in England to welcome students of any religion and the first to welcome women on equal terms with men.



Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (with funding from the Department for International Development (DFID) and University College London

Scholarship Benefits

  • The award will cover tuition fees, a maintenance allowance, economy air travel to and from the UK at the beginning and end of the scholar’s degree programme plus additional discretionary allowances.
  • Awards are normally tenable for one year.

Study Subject

Department of Chemistry
MSc Materials for Energy and Environment
Institute for Global Health
MSc Global Health and Development
MSc Health Economics and Decision Science
Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction (Earth Sciences)
MSc Risk, Disaster, and Resilience
Institute of Education
MA Education and International Development
MA Education, Gender and International Development
MA Education, Health Promotion and International Development
MA Educational Planning, Economics and International Development

Eligibility Requirement

  • Be a Commonwealth citizen, refugee, or British protected person
  • Be permanently resident in a developing Commonwealth country (for a full list of eligible countries, see the Commonwealth Scholarships Commission terms and conditions
  • Be available to start your academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September/October 2018
  • By August 2018, hold a first degree of either first or upper second class (2:1) classification, or lower second class (2:2) classification plus a relevant postgraduate qualification (usually a Master’s degree)
  • Not have studied or worked for one (academic) year or more in a developed country
  • Be unable, either yourself or through your family, to pay to study in the UK


1 year

Application Procedure

  • You must separately apply for admission to UCL for one of the eligible programmes through the standard admissions procedure.
  • In order to be considered for this scholarship at UCL, you must complete the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission Electronic Application System (EAS) online: by the deadline of 23:59 (UTC) Tuesday, 17 April 2018.All applications received before the deadline will be considered. If an application is received after this deadline it will not be deemed eligible and cannot be considered.

Application Link

Official Scholarship Link




  • Hello why do you only give opportunities to only those with bachelors degrees and you only give masters degree scholarships why do you leave out the less unfortunate who could not continue after getting a certificate or diploma and failed to continue due to financial problems please give us also a chance to prove we can also be of purpose to our community thanks. Am sorry if am rude but among those people who were the only ones able to attain university education in their family and to make matters worse am only a diploma holder but wish to continue if given chance and opportunity thanks again

  • I am Damtew Dawit from Ethiopia. I have BA degree in Sidaamu Afoo & Literature/Language & Literature. I am working in Hawassa University being graduate assistant. If I have a scholarship, I wish to study;
    1. MA in Journalism & Mass Communication
    2. MA in Literature
    3. MA in Social Anthropology
    4. MA in Linguistics and other related fields of study

  • Good mornig!

    I am Jaime Almeida from Mozambique. I am an English language teacher wishing to do my masters in Literature. Hope you can help me get a scholarship in this or any other in the education field.

  • I am fatmata kanjia Jalloh a sierra leonean with a bachelor degree in nursing .if i am giving the offer I would like to pursue my Msc in Advance nursing practice.

  • Hi, my name is Emmanuel Fasinneh Mansaray, a Sierra Leonean. I have a bachelors degree in Business Administration and would really love to pursue a Masters degree if given the opportunity.

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