Commonwealth PhD Scholarships


Commonwealth PhD Scholarshipsare for candidates from low and middle income Commonwealth countries, for full-time doctoral study at a UK university

Important Dates


Be a citizen of or have been granted refugee status by an eligible Commonwealth country, or be a
British Protected Person
Be permanently resident in an eligible Commonwealth country
Be available to start your academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK September/October 2019
By October 2019, 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)
NOT be registered for a PhD, or an MPhil leading to a PhD, at a UK university before
September/October 2019
NOT have commenced and be currently registered for a PhD, or an MPhil leading to a PhD, in your
home country or elsewhere
Be unable to afford to study in the UK without this scholarship

How to Apply

You should apply to study at a UK university which has a part funding agreement with the CSC. Part
funding agreements are at the discretion of individual universities. For a list of universities that have
agreed to part fund Commonwealth Scholarships, visit

Last Date

The last date for application is

Contact Details

For any further details, the applying candidates can refer to official notification using the following link.

Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK
Woburn House
20-24 Tavistock Square
London WC1H 9HF


+44 (0)207 380 6700

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