Commonwealth Shared Scholarships

Postgraduate scholarships for applicants from low and middle income Commonwealth countries. Funded jointly with the UK Department for International Development.

There are eight 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.


You can apply if you:

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

Read the full eligibility criteria.

Application process

Apply for the scholarship using the Commonwealth Commission’s EAS system

You will also need to apply for a place on an eligible master’s programme at the University.


Applications for the 2020/21 academic year are now closed. The application deadline was 18 December 2019.

This page will be updated with information about 2021/22 entry later in the year.

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