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Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme

If you are from a Commonwealth country and plan to study a full-time taught postgraduate master's (MSc) course, you may be eligible for this scholarship.

About the scheme

The Commonwealth Shared Scholarships Scheme (CSSS) is a joint initiative between the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC) and the University, to provide scholarships for students from developing Commonwealth countries.

Eligibility criteria

To apply for this scholarship scheme, you must come from one of the following eligible Commonwealth countries:

  • Bangladesh
  • Cameroon
  • Eswatini
  • The Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Guyana
  • India
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Lesotho
  • Malawi
  • Mozambique
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Rwanda
  • Samoa
  • Sierra Leone
  • Solomon Islands
  • Sri Lanka
  • Tanzania
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Vanuatu
  • Zambia

You must also plan to study one of the following full-time courses:

Read the full list of eligibility criteria on the CSC's website

How to apply

To be awarded the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme, you must apply for both:

  • the scholarship scheme through the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission
  • an eligible course through the University of Bath

Applying for the scholarship scheme

Apply for the scholarship scheme using the CSC’s Electronic Application System (EAS).

Applications for the scholarship scheme open on 21 January 2019.

Applying for a master's course at Bath

Find out more about courses eligible for the scholarship scheme using the links under 'Eligibility criteria' on this page.

You can apply for courses using the 'Apply now' button on each course page.

When you're completing the University's application form to study a course, make sure you use the 'Finance' section to say that you want to be considered for the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme.

Application deadline

You must apply to both the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission and the University before 16:00 GMT on 14 March 2019 to be eligible for the scholarship scheme.

Apply for the scholarship scheme

Read more about this scholarship scheme and the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission.

If you are awarded a Commonwealth Shared Scholarship you must return home within two weeks after submitting your dissertation for examination. You may not attend your graduation ceremony as it is not part of this scholarship scheme.