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Commonwealth Scholarships in the UK, 2016

ScholarshipsStudy Subjects:

  • Engineering and Technology
  • Science (Pure and Applied)
  • Agriculture
  • Humanities and Social Sciences

Scholarship Details:

  • Number of Scholarships: 65 (26 for doctoral courses)
  • Duration of the scholarship:
    • Doctoral Degree: 3 years
    • Taught Master’s Course: 1 years

  • Scholarship covers:
    • 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 confirmed)
    • Approved tuition and examination fees
    • Stipend (living allowance) at the rate of £1,034 per month, or £1,268 per month for those at universities in the London metropolitan area (rates quoted at 2015-2016 levels)
    • Thesis grant towards the cost of preparing a thesis or dissertation, where applicable
    • Warm clothing allowance
    • Study travel grant towards the costs of study-related travel within the UK or overseas
    • For PhD Scholars, fieldwork grant towards the cost of fieldwork undertaken overseas (usually the cost of one economy class return airfare to your fieldwork location)
    • For PhD Scholars, paid mid-term visit (airfare) to your home country (unless you have claimed (or intend to claim) spouse and/or child allowances during your scholarship, or have received a return airfare to your home country for fieldwork)
    • If your scholarship is at least 18 months long, the following family allowances:
      • Spouse allowance of £222 per month if you and your spouse are living together at the same address in the UK (unless your spouse is also in receipt of a scholarship)
      • Child allowance of £222 per month for the first child, and £109 per month for the second and third child under the age of 16, if you are accompanied by your spouse and children and they are living with you at the same address in the UK.
    • If you are widowed, divorced, or a single parent (irrespective of the length of your scholarship), child allowance of £444 per month for the first child, and £109 per month for the second and third child under the age of 16, if you are accompanied by your children and they are living with you at the same address in the UK.
    • The CSC’s family allowances are intended to be only a contribution towards the cost of maintaining your family in the UK. The true costs are likely to be considerably higher, and you must be able to supplement these allowances in order to support any family members who come to the UK with you.

Eligibility:

  • For Master’s Degree: Candidate should hold or expect to hold the certificate of Bachelor’s Degree by October, 2016 in concerned subject securing 60% or above marks in Humanities and Social Science group and 65% or above marks in Engineering and Technology, Science and Agriculture groups.
  • For PhD Degree: Candidate should hold or expect to hold the certificate of Master’s Degree by October, 2016 in concerned subject securing 60% or above marks in Humanities and Social Science group and 65% or above marks in the relevant subjects in Engineering and Technology, Science and Agriculture groups.
  • Candidate must be a Commonwealth citizen, refugee, or British protected person and permanent resident in a developing Commonwealth country.
  • Candidate should be available to start academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September/October 2016.
  • 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)

Age Limit:

  • Candidates age must not exceed 40 years as on 8th October, 2015.

How to Apply:

  • Applicants can apply online at: http://proposal.sakshat.ac.in/scholarship/
    forms/cwsukOnline.aspx?schol=cwsuk&scholYear=2015
  • Applicants applying to CSC through EAS: https://csc.do-it-online.org.uk/csc
    /CSC_AppPortal.ofml

Important Dates:
Last Date for Applying Online at MHRD: 8th October, 2015
Last Date of Online Application through CSC’s Electronic Application System (EAS): 19th November, 2015
Announcement of Shortlisted Candidates for Interview: First Week of November, 2015
Interview of Shortlisted Candidates: Between 17th November to 8th December, 2015

For more details, please visit: http://mhrd.gov.in/sites/
upload_files/mhrd/files/UK2016.pdf

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