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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

Applications are open for Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships for PhD candidates from low and middle-income Commonwealth countries to spend 12 months at a UK university as part of their doctoral studies in their home country.

Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships enable talented and motivated individuals to gain the knowledge and skills required for sustainable development, and are aimed at those who could not otherwise afford to study in the UK. They provide access to UK facilities, equipment, and expertise for high-quality doctoral candidates and contribute to UK and Commonwealth higher education and research through supporting collaboration and partnerships between universities.

The scholarships are for study starting in the UK in January/February 2022, and are aimed at high-quality graduates whose proposed research has a developmental focus and who have the potential to deliver impact in their home countries.

To be eligible, candidates must be registered for a PhD at a university in an eligible Commonwealth country by the time their scholarship is confirmed. There must also be an institutional or departmental link between the candidate’s home university and their proposed UK university.

The closing date for applications is 13 August 2021. For full details, including eligibility criteria and how to apply, visit the Commonwealth Scholarship C’s Apply page now.

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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 now open until 13 August, so please 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.