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Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme

The Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme (CSSS) is a joint initiative between the UK Department for International Development (DfID) and the University of Bristol to support students from developing Commonwealth countries who would not otherwise be able to study in the United Kingdom.

Who should apply?

  • Applicants must be from the list of countries included in the scheme.
  • Candidates are expected to hold a first degree at either first class or upper second class level.
  • English language requirements must be met and must be in place before the application deadline.
  • Applicants must not presently be living or studying in a developed country, or must not have previously studied in a developed country.

Please read the full eligibility criteria.

What is it?

There are 9 awards in 2019/20 for students studying an eligible one-year taught postgraduate programme. The Shared Scholarship covers:

  • Tuition fees
  • Maintenance/ Living cost stipend
  • Return flights
  • Thesis grant
  • Study travel grant (if applicable)
  • A one-off arrival allowance

Please read the terms and conditions for full details.

How do I apply?

Applications for 2019 entry are now closed.