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Commonwealth PhD Scholarships (high income countries)

About the award

Level: PhD
Course: Any PhD
Country: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Canada, Cayman Islands, Cyprus, Gibraltar, Malta, New Zealand, Seychelles, St. Kitts and Nevis, The Falkland Islands, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands
Value: Full tuition fee and living stipend.
No. of awards: Variable
Deadline: Tuesday 27 February 2024

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These Commonwealth PhD Scholarships are for candidates from high-income Commonwealth countries, for full-time doctoral study at a UK university.

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

The scholarships are considered to support scholars who cannot afford to study in the UK without additional financial support. Applicants from traditionally marginalised or under-represented groups and those who have overcome significant disadvantages or other barriers in their educational journey so far will be given priority when making selections. 

Please note the eligibility requirements include that candidates must hold an unconditional offer, or an offer conditional only on finance, for their chosen university at the time of application and be ready to commence their studies in September/October 2024. 

Full details on the website here: 

How to Apply 

Applications for Commonwealth PhD scholarships (for high-income countries) for the 2024/25 academic year are now open. Applications to the CSC must be made using the CSC’s online application system

Candidates should also apply for their chosen PhD programme at Queen Mary through our online portal in the normal way. Full information can be found here: 

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For more information about the awards please contact Flora Mckay at  


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