Opening date: 15 April 2021
Closing date: 10 June 2021 at 15:00 UTC
Applications for the Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships (QECS) are now open. The scholarships offer a unique opportunity to study a two-year Master’s degree in a low or middle-income Commonwealth country.
Aimed at students who are committed to creating change in their communities, the scholarships are a life-changing opportunity to experience a new country and culture, to broaden horizons, and to build a global network that will last a lifetime.
Through cultural exchange and academic collaboration, Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholars help bring about positive change and find solutions to the shared challenges we face – both in their home countries and those that host them. As an active part of the Commonwealth network, scholars will help shape its future.
Notice: The online application form will not be accessible for part of Monday 17 May due to site maintenance. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
Before submitting an application, please review the available courses and entry requirements below - in addition to the application guidance. Please select a course that is offered at the university you select at the start of the form for your application to be counted. For more information, please read the FAQs.
Curious about what it's like to study abroad? QECS scholars often tell us that studying abroad is a life-changing experience. If you're thinking of applying for a scholarship this year and have questions about the programme, join us on Friday 14 May April at 12:00 UTC / 13:00 GMT for our Facebook live Q&A event. Attendees can join the live Q&A event from a laptop, computer or mobile device to ask scholars questions in real time. You can also watch our first QECS Q&A event.