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Commonwealth Scholarships Scheme

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Study type
Postgraduate Research, Postgraduate Taught

Eligibility
Students from least developed and fragile states in the Commonwealth

About this award

The University of Hull has a long history of welcoming high quality scholars through the Commonwealth Scholarships PhD and Taught Masters schemes. We have a number of exceptional Commonwealth scholars undertaking ground-breaking research with us currently. Many also choose to study through the Taught Masters scholarship programme and then return to take up a Commonwealth PhD scholarship.

Commonwealth Scholarships provide talented and motivated individuals with the opportunity to enhance knowledge and skills in their given sector, in order to contribute to sustainable development in their home countries. These awards are offered under six development themes:

  1. Science and technology for development
  2. Strengthening health systems and capacity
  3. Promoting global prosperity
  4. Strengthening global peace, security and governance
  5. Strengthening resilience and response to crises
  6. Access, inclusion and opportunity

Applications for this scheme are now closed, but will re-open again later in 2020. More information can be found on the Commonwealth Scholarships Commission webpage.

If you are interested in applying to the University of Hull then you will first of all need to get in touch with a supervisor who specialises in your area of research interest. We have four Faculties at the University of Hull as well as a number of Research Institutes. Below are links to further information about research at the University of Hull.

Research at the University of Hull

Faculty of Science and Engineering

Research areas in the Faculty of Science and Engineering
Search for a supervisor in the Faculty of Science and Engineering

Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education

Research areas in the Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education
Search for a supervisor in the Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education

Faculty of Health Sciences

Research areas in the Faculty of Health Sciences
Search for a supervisor in the Faculty of Health Sciences

Faculty of Business, Law and Politics

Research areas in the Faculty of Business, Law and Politics
Search for a supervisor in the Faculty of Business, Law and Politics

Energy and Environment Institute

Find out more about the research taking place in the Energy and Environment Institute
Search for a supervisor in the Energy and Environment Institute

Wilberforce Institute

Find out more about the research taking place in the Wilberforce Institute
Search for a supervisor in the Wilberforce Institute

We also have world-changing research taking place in our other Research Institutes.

"My experience as an international student at the University of Hull has been fabulous. The supportive work environment, easy to access research instrumentation facilities, beautiful cultural diversity, excellent library and a huge infrastructure of the University of Hull impressed me. This has been honestly the best experience of my life so far. I would give full marks to the University of Hull."

Devika Vashisht from Panjab University Chandigarh, India
joined the University of Hull as a Commonwealth Split-site Scholar in 2019

How to apply

You will need to apply to the University of Hull and hold an offer of a place to study from us before making an application directly to the Commonwealth Scholarships Commission.

The University of Hull takes students who apply for either of the following Commonwealth schemes:

  • PhD Scholarship (for least developed and fragile states), including split-site scholarships
  • Taught Masters Scholarship

Applications are not yet open for 2020, but check the Commonwealth Scholarships Commission webpage for further details.

Eligibility

Find out whether you are eligible to apply for one of the Commonwealth PhD Scholarships (for least developed countries and fragile states)

Find out if you are eligible to apply for one of the Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships

 

Any questions?

If you have any questions about the scholarship or the application process, please contact Kirstie Skelton Clarke k.skeltonclarke@hull.ac.uk. Applicants for the PhD scholarship should contact a prospective supervisor in your research field.

 

Other opportunities

We subscribe to the Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding, a resource for postgraduate students who are looking to fund PhD, Masters, and PGCE study in the UK through grants from charities, trusts, and foundations.

If you are a current student you can access this on campus or create an account using your university email address to search the funding database. If you are not yet a student you can email hefunding@hull.ac.uk to request access.

You can also find out about other PhD funding opportunities on our PhD scholarships webpage.