Commonwealth Scholarship in UK 2023 is now open for new applications. It is an opportunity to study in the United Kingdom on the fully-funded Commonwealth Scholarship Program 2023. In the Commonwealth Scholarship in the UK, applicants from developing countries can apply for the fully-funded scholarship for international students to study in the UK. The UK Government Scholarship for International Students to Pursue their Higher Studies in the UK is now accepting applications from developing countries under the Commonwealth Scholarship Program 2023.

Applicants from Least developed countries and fragile states in Commonwealth can apply for full-time Commonwealth Master Scholarship and Commonwealth PhD Scholarship for Master and PhD studies at UK universities. There are many development disciplines for International students in this Commonwealth Scholarship in the United Kingdom. The Purpose of the Commonwealth Scholarship for international students is to contribute to the development needs of Commonwealth countries by supporting research that will have a developmental impact. These awards will also enhance individual teaching and research capacity leading to increase institutional capacity in academic and other sectors in Commonwealth countries and will contribute to UK higher education and research by attracting high-caliber international candidates and encouraging links and collaboration.

Commonwealth Scholarship is funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), Commonwealth PhD Scholarships enable talented and motivated individuals to gain the knowledge and skills required for sustainable development, and are aimed at those who could not otherwise afford to study in the UK.

Brief Description

  • Organization: Commonwealth Scholarship in UK 2023
  • Universities: UK Universities
  • Department: Given below
  • Course Level: Master and PhD Degrees
  • Award: Full Funded
  • Application Mode: Online
  • Number of Awards: Not Known
  • Nationality: Developing Countries
  • The award can be taken in UK
  • Deadline: 18 October 2022

Eligibility Criteria

Interested applicants to continue their Master’s and Ph.D. degrees with Commonwealth Scholarships for PhD and Master in the United Kingdom, must fulfill the following eligibility criteria;

  • Must 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
  • Must be available to start your academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September/October 2023
  • By September 2023, hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) honours standard, or a second-class degree (2:2) and a relevant postgraduate qualification (a Master’s degree), which means students must have a bachelor’s for master’s applications and master for PhD applications.
  • Be unable to afford to study in the UK without this scholarship.
  • Language Requirement: It depends on the chosen university’s admission requirements. For your information, IELTS, TOFEL or any other English language proof would be required for admission in UK Universities.

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Available Disciplines

Commonwealth Scholarship is offered by the UK Government for international students to study in the UK under six development themes:

1. Science and technology for development
2. Strengthening health systems and capacity
3. Promoting global prosperity
4. Strengthening global peace, security, and governance
5. strengthening resilience and response to crises
6. Access, inclusion, and opportunity

How to Apply

Eligible and interested applicants to study in the UK with fully-funded Commonwealth Scholarship in UK universities are encouraged to apply for the scholarship in the UK for international students by following the given procedure;

Application for Masters

You must apply to one of the following nominating bodies in the first instance – the CSC does not accept direct applications for these scholarships.

Application for PhD

You must apply to one of the following nominating bodies in the first instance – the CSC does not accept direct applications for these scholarships:

Each nominating body is responsible for its own selection process and may have additional eligibility criteria. You must check with your nominating body for their specific advice and rules for applying, their own eligibility criteria, and their own closing date for applications.

You must make your application using the CSC’s online application system, in addition to any other application that you are required to complete by your nominating body. The CSC will not accept any applications that are not submitted via the online application system.

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Documents Required

  • Proof of nationality
  • Educational documents
  • Two Recommendation Letters
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Only for PhD: Supporting statement from a proposed supervisor in the UK from at least one of the institutions named on your application form -– submitted directly by your proposed supervisor to the online application system (supervisors will be sent an email request to submit online).
  • Others supporting documents if any


The Scholarship will cover the following:

  • Approved airfare from your home country to the UK and return at the end of your award.
  • Approved tuition fees.
  • Stipend (living allowance) at the rate of £1,116 per month or £1,369, for those at universities in London metropolitan area.
  • Warm clothing allowance, where applicable.
  • Study travel grants towards the cost of study-related travel within UK or Overseas.
  • Family allowances

For Official Announcement
Commonwealth Master Scholarship

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Commonwealth PhD Scholarship

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Muhammad Usman

Research & MEXT Scholar  at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan) with Graduate Major in Global Engineering for Development, Environment and Society


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