Brief description: The University of Oxford is offering the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme for students from select developing countries for the academic session 2017/2018.
Application Deadline: 6th or 20th January 2017, depending on your course | Offered annually?Yes
Eligible Field of Study: Various courses offered at the university
About Scholarship: The Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme is a joint initiative between the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the University of Oxford to support students from developing Commonwealth countries who would not otherwise be able to study in the United Kingdom.
Scholarship Offered Since: 1986
Scholarship Type: Masters Scholarships for developing countries
Who is eligible to apply? Candidates must:
- Hold a first degree at either first class or upper second class level;
- Be applying to start a new Master’s course at Oxford in one of the specified programmes of study listed below;
- Be nationals of a Commonwealth developing country, and not at present living or studying in a developed country;
- Have not undertaken studies lasting one year or more in a developed country;
- Be able to confirm in writing that neither they nor their families are able to pay for them to study in the UK (you will be asked to confirm this if you are nominated for the scholarship by Oxford – you do not need to provide confirmation in advance);
- Be willing to return to their home country as soon as their award comes to an end (the Commission will only consider requests to extend leave to remain in the UK post-award for those wishing to progress from Master’s to PhD study and strict conditions will apply).
Number of Scholarships: To be confirmed
What are the benefits? The scholarship covers course fees, college fees and a grant for living costs of at least £12,408. Awards are made for the full duration of a student’s fee liability for the agreed course. If your scholarship is offered for a course lasting more than one year, the continuation of your scholarship each year is subject to an annual renewal process based on satisfactory academic progress.
Duration of Scholarship: If your scholarship is offered for a course lasting more than one year, the continuation of your scholarship each year is subject to an annual renewal process based on satisfactory academic progress.
Eligible Countries: Awards are open to students from:
Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, British Virgin Islands, Cameroon, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Fiji, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Montserrat,Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Pitcairn, Rwanda, St Helena, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands,South Africa, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tristan da Cunha, Turks and Caicos, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Western Samoa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
To be taken at (country): University of Oxford UK
How to Apply
Apply at the same time as you apply to Oxford by selecting Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme in the Funding section of the University’s graduate application form.
In order to be considered for this scholarship, you must submit your application for graduate study by the relevant January deadline for your course
Visit Scholarship webpage
Sponsors: UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the University of Oxford
Important Notes: A notice will be posted on the scholarship webpage once successful candidates have been notified.