Commonwealth Split-site (PhD) Scholarships

Commonwealth Split-site (PhD) Scholarships - developing Commonwealth country citizens

Commonwealth Split-site (PhD) Scholarships are offered for citizens of developing Commonwealth countries. These scholarships are funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), with the aim of contributing to the UK's international development aims and wider overseas interests, supporting excellence in UK higher education, and sustaining the principles of the Commonwealth. For information on other scholarships offered by the CSC, visit our Apply page.

You can apply for a Commonwealth Split-site (PhD) Scholarship to support up to 12 months' study at an eligible UK university as part of a PhD being undertaken in your home country, under the joint supervision of home country and UK academics.

Eligibility

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 registered for a PhD at a university in your home country by the time your awad is confirmed

Be available to start your academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September/October 2017

By October 2017, hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) honours standard, or a second class degree and a relevant postgraduate qualification (usually a Master's degree)

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.

Terms and conditions :

For full terms and conditions, see the Commonwealth Split-site (PhD) Scholarships 2017 terms and conditions.

Selection process

Once received by the CSC, each candidate's application is first considered by a member of the CSC's panel of advisers with expertise in the subject area concerned, and then by the CSC's selection committee in competition with other candidates.

Applications are considered according to the following selection criteria:

Academic merit of the candidate

Quality of the plan of study

Potential impact of the work on the development of the candidate?s home country

For further details, see Selection criteria for 2017 Commonwealth Split-site (PhD) Scholarships

You may also find the Feedback for unsuccessful candidates useful.

How to apply

You must make your application directly to the CSC using the CSC's Electronic Application System (EAS). Click here for full information on how to use the EAS, including detailed guides.

You are not required to apply via a nominating body for these scholarships.

All applications must be submitted by 23.59 (GMT) on 15 November 2016 at the latest.

You are advised to complete and submit your application as soon as possible, as the EAS will be very busy in the days leading up to the application deadline. We recommend that you complete your application by 31 October 2016.

You must provide the following supporting documentation to be received by the CSC by 6 January 2017 in order for your application to be eligible for consideration:

Supporting statement from your UK supervisor

Supporting statement from your home supervisor

Reference from at least one other individual

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Commonwealth Split-site (PhD) Scholarships