Commonwealth Scholarships in low and middle income countries

These Commonwealth Master's Scholarships allow successful applicants to benefit from the expertise provided by universities in low and middle income countries around the Commonwealth. They are majority funded by the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP).

The scholarships give talented students – who can be from any Commonwealth country other than the host country – the opportunity to gain a Master's degree while developing new skills and experiencing life in another country.

The stories of some alumni who are graduates of the scheme can be found here.

Commonwealth Scholarships alumni

The scholarships

  • The scholarships are fully-funded. They provide full tuition fees, a return economy flight, an arrival allowance, and a regular stipend (living allowance).
  • They are for Master's courses only and are not applicable to distance learning courses.

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be a citizen of a Commonwealth country other than the host country.
  • Applicants must hold a Bachelors degree of at least upper second level.

2017 scholarships

We are currently offering 17 scholarships, tenable at ACU member universities in 10 low and middle income Commonwealth countries. For more information about each scholarship and to apply, see the links below.


Bangladesh – University of Dhaka, one scholarship available (all Master's courses) – find out more and apply

Botswana – University of Botswana, one scholarship available (MSc Mechanical Engineering only) – find out more and apply

Ghana – Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), two scholarships available (all Master's courses) – find out more and apply

Ghana – University of Ghana, one scholarship available (all Master's courses) – find out more and apply

Kenya – Kenyatta University, Maseno University, Moi University, The Technical University of Kenya, and/or University of Nairobi, three scholarships available (all Master's courses) – find out more and apply

Mauritius – University of Mauritius, one scholarship available (all Master's courses) – find out more and apply

Pakistan – COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT), three scholarships available (various Master's subjects) – find out more and apply

Swaziland – University of Swaziland, one scholarship available (Agricultural, Environmental, Food, and Animal Sciences Master's only) – find out more and apply

Tanzania – University of Dar es Salaam, one scholarship available (Agriculture, Climate Change, Economics, Engineering, and Natural Resources courses only) – find out more and apply

Uganda – Islamic University in Uganda, Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Uganda Christian University, and/or Uganda Martyrs University, two scholarships available (various Master's subjects) – find out more and apply

West Indies – University of the West Indies, one scholarship available (various Master's subjects) – find out more and apply

Closing date

All applications close on 10 March 2017 at midnight GMT.

Scholar profiles

Click on the image below to read about the experiences of Commonwealth Scholars in low and middle income countries.

Andrew Harvey Commonwealth Scholar CSFP