Commonwealth master’s Scholarships in low and middle income countries (Deadline: July 13,2018)

The Association of Commonwealth Universities is accepting applications for the Commonwealth Scholarships in Low and Middle Income Countries 2018/19 are now open. These Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships allow successful applicants to benefit
from the expertise provided by member universities in low and middle income countries around the Commonwealth.

The scholarships give talented students – who can be from any Commonwealth country other than the host country – the opportunity to gain a Master’s degree while developing new skills and experiencing life in another country. The scheme, which will be expanded from 2019 and become known as the Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships, is majority funded through the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) endowment fund.

Eight fully-funded Master’s scholarships are available for courses starting in January/February 2019

Eligibility criteria

  • Applicants must be a citizen of a Commonwealth country, other than the host country.
  • Applicants must hold a Bachelors degree of at least upper second level.


  • The scholarships are fully-funded, providing full tuition fees, a return economy flight, an arrival allowance, and a regular stipend (living allowance).
  • They are for Master’s courses only and are not applicable to distance learning courses.


To apply,visit each of the scholarship pages:

Papua New Guinea – one scholarship available – find out more

South Africa – four scholarships available – find out more

South Pacific – one scholarship available – find out more

Sri Lanka -Two scholarships available – find out more

Submission materials

Generally,applicants must submit the following:

  • Application form
  • High school certificates
  • Undergraduate transcripts and graduation certificate
  • At least one academic reference
  • Scan of passport or national ID card
  • Proof of English language ability if English is not your first language
  • University offer letter for the course you have applied for if you already have one.

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