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Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarship Scheme

If you are from a Commonwealth country intending to study a distance learning postgraduate master's (MSc) course, you may be eligible for this scholarship.

About the scheme

Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships are offered to citizens from low middle-income 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.

We are delighted to have been awarded five scholarships for the MSc Humanitarianism, Conflict and Development Distance Learning course. 

Eligibility criteria

A full list of eligibility criteria can be found on the Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships website.

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

If selected for a scholarship, candidates must be resident and remain in an eligible developing Commonwealth country and must not undertake study towards any other qualification for the duration of their award.

How to apply

To be considered for the Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships, you must apply for both:

  • the scholarship scheme through the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission
  • the MSc in Humanitarianism, Conflict and Development (DL) course

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 1 February 2019.

Applying for the distance learning Humanitarianism, Conflict and Development master's course at Bath

Find out more about the course and click 'Apply now' on the course page.

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

Application deadline

You must apply to both the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission and the University before 12:00 GMT on 22 March 2019 to be eligible for the scholarship scheme.