Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme

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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 8 awards in 2020/21 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?

When is the deadline?

  • The application system closes at 16:00 (GMT) on Wednesday, 18th December 2019.
  • You will need to apply for a place on an eligible master's programme by Tuesday, 17th December 2019.

Terms and conditions

Please read the terms and conditions of the scheme before applying.