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.
30 Oct 2016
Each scholarship provides:
Approved airfare from your home country to the UK and return at the end of your award (the CSC will not
reimburse the cost of fares for dependants, nor usually the cost of journeys made before your award is finally
Approved tuition and examination fees
Stipend (living allowance) at the rate of £1,043 per month, or £1,279 per month for those at universities in the London metropolitan area (rates quoted at 2016-2017 levels)
Thesis grant towards the cost of preparing a thesis or dissertation, where applicable
Warm clothing allowance, where applicable
Study travel grant towards the costs of study-related travel within the UK or overseas
If you are widowed, divorced, or a single parent, child allowance of £448 per month for the first child, and £110
per month for the second and third child under the age of 16, if you are accompanied by your children and solely legally responsible for them
OTHER KEY DATES
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
Note that while some organisers may accept applications from all around the world, you may still be required to travel to the host country in order to take part in the later stages of a competition for instance, or you may be required to live there for a period of time to take part in a funded programme (e.g. scholarship, incubator, accelerator).
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