Applications are now open for the Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships 2020. A Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarship is a unique opportunity to study for a two-year Master’s degree in low or middle-income countries of the Commonwealth.
Aimed at students who are committed to creating change in their communities, the scholarships are a life-changing opportunity to experience a new country and culture, to broaden horizons, and to build a global network that will last a lifetime.
Through cultural exchange and academic collaboration, Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholars help bring about positive change and find solutions to the shared challenges we face – both in their home countries and those that host them. As an active part of the Commonwealth network, scholars will help shape its future.
The following universities will be hosting a QECS award:
- COMSATS University Islamabad, Pakistan
- Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Uganda
- The University of the West Indies
- University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
- The University of Ghana
- Universiti Putra Malaysia
- University of Mauritius
- State University of Zanzibar, Tanzania
- University of Zambia
- University of Rwanda
- University of Malaya, Malaysia
- University of Nairobi, Kenya – Migration Studies
- University of Eswatini
- The University of the West Indies – Climate Resilience
- Technical University of Kenya
- Kwame Nkrumah University of Technology and Technology, Ghana
Award recipients receive:
- Fully-funded tuition fees
- Living expenses allowance (stipend) for duration of award
- Return economy flights to their host country
- An arrival allowance
- Research support grant – on request only; subject to approval
- To apply you must be a citizen of (or hold refugee status in) a Commonwealth country other than the country hosting the award.
- You must have completed an undergraduate degree at a 2:1 equivalent level
- Please note, universities may have their own specific eligibility requirements for admissions
Eligible Regions: Commonwealth Countries
Make sure that you have the following documentation to upload to your application:
- High school certificate
- Undergraduate transcript (and graduation certificate)
- Two references – preferably academic
- Scan of passport or national ID card
- Proof of English language ability if English is not your first language
Applications will be closed at 4 pm (UTC) on 15 January 2020 – please read the FAQs while completing your application.
Application Deadline: January 15, 2020 (37 Days Remaining)