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Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships

Theme: International collaboration

The Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships (QECS)  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.

Before submitting an application please review the available courses, host institutions and entry requirements below.  We strongly advise applicants to read all of the application guidance and FAQs carefully before starting an application.

Applications open 15 November 2022 and will close on 10 January 2023 at 16:00 UTC

What does the scholarship cover?

  • Fully-funded tuition fees
  • Living allowance (stipend) for duration of award
  • Return economy flights to host country
  • One-off arrival allowance
  • Research Support Grant (on request only; subject to approval)

My research in cellular and molecular medicine wouldn't have been possible without the QECS. I came away with a wealth of knowledge, new collaborators and exciting new ideas.

- QECS alumni Tolulope Saliu, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN

Bangladesh

Bangladesh

University of Dhaka

Please ensure that the Masters that you select is a maximum of two years in length and that the course title included in your QECS application matches the course title on the university’s website.

University entry requirements

4 year Bachelor Degree

Applicants are required to submit a university application at the same time as their scholarship application. 

Contact: oia@du.ac.bd

Apply now

Eswatini

Eswatini

University of Eswatini (UNESWA)

  • MA History
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Nursing Science in Family Nurse Practice
  • MEd Adult Education
  • MEd Curriculum and Teaching
  • MEd Educational Foundations and Management
  • MEd Primary Education
  • MSc Agricultural and Applied Economics
  • MSc Agricultural Education
  • MSc Agricultural Extension
  • MSc Animal Science
  • MSc Chemistry
  • MSc Computational Physics
  • MSc Conservation Ecology
  • MSc Consumer Science Education
  • MSc Crop Protection
  • MSc Crop Science
  • MSc Environmental Resources Management
  • MSc Food Science and Technology
  • MSc Horticulture
  • MSc Mathematics
  • MSc Midwifery
  • MSc Textiles

University entry requirements

Bachelor's degree in a relevant subject area.

Contact: bodlamini@uniswa.sz

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Ghana

Ghana

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi (KNUST)

  • MArch (Master of Architecture)
  • MPhil Agribusiness Management
  • MPhil Agricultural Economics
  • MPhil Agricultural Extension and Development Communication
  • MPhil Agroforestry
  • MPhil Agronomy
  • MPhil Agronomy (Crop Physiology)
  • MPhil Animal Breeding and Genetics
  • MPhil Animal Nutrition
  • MPhil Aquaculture and Environment
  • MPhil Architectural Studies – Two Years
  • MPhil Construction Management
  • MPhil Crop Protection (Entomology)
  • MPhil Crop Protection (Nematology)
  • MPhil Crop Protection (Plant Pathology)
  • MPhil Crop Protection (Plant Virology)
  • MPhil Fisheries Management
  • MPhil Fruit Crops Production
  • MPhil Landscape Studies
  • MPhil Meat Science
  • MPhil Natural Resources and Environmental Governance
  • MPhil Packaging Technology and Management
  • MPhil Plant Breeding
  • MPhil Postharvest Technology
  • MPhil Procurement Management
  • MPhil Reproductive Physiology
  • MPhil Seed Science and Technology
  • MPhil Silviculture and Forest Management
  • MPhil Soil Science
  • MPhil Vegetable Crops Production
  • MPhil Watershed Management
  • MPhil Wildlife and Range Management
  • MPhil Wood Science and Technology
  • MSc Agribusiness Management
  • MSc Agricultural Extension and Development Communication
  • MSc Construction Management (One Year)
  • MSc Geo-Information Science for Natural Resources Management
  • MSc Procurement Management (One Year)
  • MSc Project Management (One Year)

University entry requirements

Refer to the KNUST University website.

Contact: admissions@knust.edu.gh

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Jamaica, Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago

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The University of the West Indies

Cave Hill Campus, Barbados:

  • MA Caribbean Studies*
  • MA Creative Arts
  • MA Global African Studies
  • MA Heritage Studies
  • MA History
  • MA Linguistics
  • Master of Education
  • Master of Laws (General, Corporate & Commercial Law, Intellectual Property Law, Legislative Drafting, or Public Law)
  • Master Public Health
  • MSc Banking & Finance
  • MSc Business Analytics
  • MSc Financial and Business Economics
  • MSc Financial Management
  • MSc Human Resource Management
  • MSc Integration Studies
  • MSc International Trade Policy
  • MSc Investment and Wealth Management
  • MSc Labour & Employment Relations
  • MSc Marketing
  • MSc Natural Resource Management [Specialisations in: (i) Tropical Coastal and Marine Resource Management; (ii) Climate Change; (iii) Water Resources Management; OR (iv) Land Management and Environmental Resilience]
  • MSc Nursing
  • MSc Renewable Energy Management
  • MSc Sport Sciences

Mona Campus, Jamaica:

  • MA History
  • MA Public History and Caribbean Heritage
  • Master of Public Health
  • MEd Educational Leadership and Management
  • MSc Advanced Electronics Systems
  • MSc Agricultural Entrepreneurship
  • MSc Development Studies
  • MSc Medical Physics
  • MSc National Security and Strategic Studies
  • MSc Natural Resource Management – Disaster Risk Management
  • MSc Natural Resource Management – Integrated Urban and Rural Environmental Management
  • MSc Natural Resource Management – Marine and Terrestrial Ecosystem
  • MSc Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health
  • MSc Renewable Energy Management
  • MSc Renewable Energy Technology
  • MSc Sports Business Management
  • MSc Tourism and Hospitality Management

St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad & Tobago:

  • MA History
  • Master of Applied Science Electrical & Computer Engineering [Specialisations in (i) Communication Systems; (ii) Control Systems; (iii) Energy Systems; OR (iv) Integrated Systems]
  • Master of Laws (General, Corporate & Commercial Law, Intellectual Property Law, Legislative Drafting, Oil & Gas Law, or Public Law)
  • MSc Agricultural Economics
  • MSc Agri-Food Safety & Quality Assurance
  • MSc Biotechnology
  • MSc Chemical and Process Engineering
  • MSc Chemical and Process Engineering with Environmental Engineering
  • MSc Chemical and Process Engineering with Management
  • MSc Civil Engineering
  • MSc Civil with Environmental Engineering
  • MSc Computer Sciences
  • MSc Engineering Management
  • MSc Food Science and Technology
  • MSc Geoinformatics
  • MSc Management Studies
  • MSc Manufacturing Engineering and Management
  • MSc Marketing and Agribusiness
  • MSc Mathematics
  • MSc Occupational & Environmental Safety & Health
  • MSc Petroleum Engineering and Management
  • MSc Reservoir Engineering
  • MSc Sport Management
  • MSc Tourism Development & Management
  • MSc Tropical Animal Science and Production
  • MSc Tropical Crop Protection
  • MSc Urban and Regional Planning
  • MSc Value Addition for Food and Nutrition Security

University entry requirements

Refer to the University of the West Indies website.

Applicants are required to submit a university application at the same time as their scholarship application. 

Contact: sgsr@uwimona.edu.jm

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Malaysia

Malaysia

Universiti Putra Malaysia

Please ensure that the Masters that you select is a maximum of two years in length and that the course title included in your QECS application matches the course title on the university’s website.

University entry requirements

Applicants must have a Bachelor Degree with minimum CGPA of 3.75 and meet the English requirement with minimum score of 6.0 for IELTS or equivalent.

Contact: pg_admission@upm.edu.my

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University of Malaya

Please ensure that the Masters that you select is a maximum of two years in length and that the course title included in your QECS application matches the course title on the university’s website.

Applicants are required to submit a university application at the same time as their scholarship application. 

University entry requirements

Refer to the University of Malaya website 

Contact: study@um.edu.my

Apply now

Mauritius

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University of Mauritius

  • Master of Public Health

University entry requirements

General requirements: Successful completion of an undergraduate degree with at least a Second Class or 50%, whichever is applicable or a GPA not less than 2.5 out of 4 or equivalent, from a recognized higher education institution. OR alternative qualifications acceptable to the University of Mauritius

Medically Qualified Applicants: MBBS, MBChB or equivalent.

Non-Medically Qualified Applicants: An Upper Second Class degree or
equivalent or a BDS degree and two years of experience in public health, health
promotion, health administration, occupational and environmental health
experience, clinical research or other health- related fields. OR alternative qualifications acceptable to the University of Mauritius

Suitable candidates should have a strong academic record with adequate
quantitative skills and a background in medicine, health sciences, biological
sciences or environmental sciences.

Contact: h.jugoo@uom.ac.mu

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Pakistan

Pakistan

COMSATS University Islamabad

  • MS Mathematics
  • MS Physics

University entry requirements

Minimum 60% marks in annual system and 2.5/4 CGPA in semester system.

Contact: kmasood@comsats.edu.pk

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Tanzania

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The State University of Zanzibar

  • MA Education Youth and Gender Development
  • MSc Climate Change and Natural Resource
  • MSc Information Technology

Applicants are required to submit a university application at the same time as their scholarship application. 

University entry requirements

GPA of 3 Minimum.

Contact: abdalla.ibrahim@suza.ac.tz

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Uganda

Uganda

Makerere University

  • MA Gender Studies
  • MSc Agribusiness Management
  • MSc Civil Engineering
  • MSc Food Safety and Quality Management
  • MSc Renewable Energy

Applicants are required to submit a university application at the same time as their scholarship application. 

University entry requirements

Refer to Makerere University website 

Contact: drgtmak@gmail.com 

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