Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships for International Students—Fully Funded 2024

The Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships (QECS) offer a unique opportunity to study a two-year Master’s degree in a low or middle-income Commonwealth country.

Aimed at students who are committed to creating change in their communities, the scholarships are a life-changing opportunity to experience a new country and culture, to broaden horizons, and to build a global network that will last a lifetime.

Through cultural exchange and academic collaboration, Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholars help bring about positive change and find solutions to the shared challenges we face – both in their home countries and those that host them. As an active part of the Commonwealth network, scholars will help shape its future.

Each year there are two opportunities to apply for QECS – cycle 1 opens in November/December and cycle 2 opens in March/April. You only need to submit one application, but you are welcome to apply more than once if there is another country you are interested in studying in.

The Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships are for students committed to creating change in their communities. Scholars will be supported to develop their knowledge and skills, and learn how to apply them in their career so they can contribute towards solutions to global challenges and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. 

Study Programme: Master’s Degree

Eligible Countries: International Students from Commonwealth Countries

Country Host: UK

Scholarship Reward: Fully-funded tuition, stipend

Eligibility Criteria for the Scholarship

  • You must have attained a minimum of 2:1 (or equivalent) at undergraduate level to be eligible to apply.
  • You will need to submit an application for admission to your chosen university course directly to the university in addition to completing a QECS application.
  • Applicant must be from a Commonwealth country
  • Meet the requirements for your chosen university and course
  • Applicants must be committed to creating change in their communities

Benefits of the Scholarship

  • Fully-funded tuition fees
  • Living allowance (stipend) for duration of award
  • Return economy flights to host country
  • One-off arrival allowance
  • Research Support Grant (on request only; subject to approval)

Required Documents to be Submitted

  • Eligibility
  • Personal Details
  • Academic & Employment Record
  • Course at host university details
  • Statements
  • Upload supporting documents (including two references)
  • Transcripts

Selection Criteria

The selection committee assesses applications using four key criteria:

  1. Academic history/references
  2. Plan of Study
  3. Development Impact and Post Study Outreach
  4. Creating Networks

Application Process

Interested candidates should kindly CLICK HERE to learn more and commence the application process

Application Deadline

May 24, 2024

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