Applications invited for Commonwealth Scholarships 2017: Department of International Development

Published On 11/08/2016

Applications are open for Commonwealth Scholarships for Master’s and PhD programme 2017 to support citizens of developing commonwealth countries.

Awarding Institute / Body:  Department of International Development (DFID)

About Department of International Development (DFID):

The Department for International Development (DfID) is a United Kingdom government department responsible for administering overseas aid. The goal of the department is "to promote sustainable development and eliminate world poverty". The Secretary of State for International Development is to be appointed. In a 2010 report by the Development Assistance Committee (DAC), DfID was described as "an international development leader in times of global crisis". The UK aid logo is often used to publicly acknowledge DfID's development programmes are funded by UK taxpayers.

DfID's main programme areas of work are Education, Health, Social Services, Water Supply and Sanitation, Government and Civil Society, Economic Sector (including Infrastructure, Production Sectors and Developing Planning), Environment Protection, Research, and Humanitarian Assistance.

Field of Study: Master’s and PhD

Eligibility: To apply for Commonwealth Scholarships for Master’s and PhD programme 2017, applicants must be:

·         A graduate in relevant programme

·         A citizen of commonwealth country

IELTS or TOEFL scores

How to Apply: Applications for the Commonwealth Scholarships for Master’s and PhD programme 2017 has to be completed online. Students have to submit two reference letters and academic transcripts.  Admissions for the September 2017 session are currently open.

To apply for Scholarship Click here

Type of awards: Scholarship

Value of Scholarship:

·         Approved airfare from your home country to the UK and return at the end of your award

·         Tuition and examination fees

·         Stipend (living allowance) at the rate of £1,043 per month

·         Thesis grant towards the cost of preparing a thesis or dissertation

·         Study travel grant towards the costs of study-related travel within the UK or overseas

·         For PhD Scholars, paid mid-term visit (airfare) to your home country (unless you have claimed (or intend to claim) spouse and/or child allowances during your scholarship, or have received a return airfare to your home country for fieldwork).

Application deadline:  15 November 2016


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