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Funding opportunities for new doctoral students from Commonwealth countries

Find out about the funding resources available to help you fund your postgraduate research and study as a new international doctoral student.

Commonwealth Scholarships

Commonwealth Scholarships Schemes provide doctoral funding opportunities for students from Commonwealth countries to study at Bath.

Commonwealth PhD Scholarships are for full time PhD study at a UK university.

Least Developed Countries and Fragile States

Funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), Commonwealth PhD Scholarships for candidates from least developed countries and fragile states in the Commonwealth support research that will have a developmental impact.

Commonwealth PhD Scholarships for High Income Countries

Funded by the UK Department for Education (DfE), Commonwealth PhD Scholarships for high-income countries support research that will have impact in a field relating to sustainable development.

Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships

These scholarships are for PhD candidates from low and middle-income Commonwealth countries to spend 12 months at a participating UK university as part of their doctoral studies in their home country.

Split-site Scholarships are designed to widen access to UK equipment and expertise for high quality doctoral candidates from low- and middle-income Commonwealth countries, and to contribute to UK and Commonwealth higher education and research through collaboration and partnerships.

Eligibility criteria

Find out if you are eligible for this award.

Commonwealth Scholarships

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