Students from developing countries who would not otherwise be able to study in the UK can apply for Commonwealth Shared Scholarships for Master’s study, jointly supported by Cranfield University. Read more Read less

Students from developing countries who would not otherwise be able to study in the UK can apply for Commonwealth Shared Scholarships for Master’s study, jointly supported by UK universities.

Purpose: To contribute to development needs of Commonwealth countries by providing training for skilled and qualified professionals and academics who would not otherwise have been able to study in the UK.

Intended beneficiaries: High-quality postgraduate students who have not studied extensively overseas before, who would not otherwise have the opportunity to study in the UK, and who have the potential to enhance the development of their home countries with the knowledge and leadership skills they acquire.

Commonwealth Shared Scholarships are offered for selected taught full-time Master’s courses. Please see the 'applicable courses' section for the courses eligible at Cranfield in 2019/20. These scholarships do not cover PhD study, or any pre-sessional English language teaching.

At a glance

  • Funding valueAll tuition fees, travel and living costs
  • Suitable for Applicants fromRest of World
  • Deadline07 Mar 2019
  • Funding provider(s)Commonwealth Scholarship Commission


What it covers

  • Approved airfare from your home country to the UK and return at the end of your award (the CSC will not reimburse the cost of fares for dependants, nor usually the cost of journeys made before your award is finally confirmed)
  • Approved tuition and examination fees
  • Stipend (living allowance) at the rate of £1,084 per month (rates quoted at 2018-2019 levels)
  • Thesis grant towards the cost of preparing a thesis or dissertation, where applicable
  • Warm clothing allowance, where applicable
  • Study travel grant towards the costs of study-related travel within the UK or overseas

Who can apply

To apply for these scholarships, you must:

  • Be a Commonwealth citizen, refugee, or British protected person
  • Be permanently resident in a developing Commonwealth country
  • Be available to start your academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September/October
  • By August, hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) honours standard
  • Not have studied or worked for one (academic) year or more in a developed country
  • Be unable, either yourself or through your family, to pay to study in the UK

The CSC promotes equal opportunity, gender equity, and cultural exchange. Applications are encouraged from a diverse range of candidates. The CSC is committed to administering and managing its scholarships and fellowships in a fair and transparent manner – for more information, see the CSC anti-fraud policy.

Further information

For more information please visit the Commonwealth Scholarships website.

How to apply

The first step is to check that your course choice is an eligible course and submit a scholarship application using the link below. This form should be submitted before you make an application for admission to your Cranfield course. If your scholarship application progresses to the next stage you will be given instructions on the further steps you must undertake. This will include submitting an application for admission to Cranfield University and an application on the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission’s online application system.

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Request submitted between: Expect response by:
Start of applications - Monday, 7 January Monday, 14 January
Tuesday, 8 January - Monday, 11 February Monday, 18 February
Tuesday, 12 February - Thursday, 7 March Friday, 15 March