Course(s) Offered: Selected fields
Course Level: Graduate (taught masters)
Provider: University of Birmingham
Country to Study in: UK
To reward outstanding achievement and to help ensure that fears about finance do not constrain prospective international students from considering study in the UK, the University of Birmingham offers a number of prestigious international scholarships for 2017 entry.
The University of Birmingham is pleased to offer the Commonwealth Shared Scholarships for outstanding international students intent on pursuing one of its masters degree programmes.
The Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme is a joint initiative between the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and UK universities, including the University of Birmingham, to jointly support scholarships for students from developing commonwealth countries who would not otherwise be able to study in the United Kingdom.
Candidates are expected to hold a first degree at first class level and be under the age of 30 at the time the award begins.
Candidates must also certify that they:
- are nationals of a Commonwealth developing country, and not at present living or studying in a developed country;
- have not undertaken studies lasting one year or more in a developed country;
- are themselves, or through their families, unable to pay to study in the United Kingdom;
- agree to return to their own country to work or study as soon as the award ends. The commission will only consider requests to extend leave to remain in the UK post-award for those wishing to move from Masters to PhD study. Strict conditions will apply.
Eligible subject areas include Cancer Sciences, Economic Development and Regeneration, Economics.
Citizens of the following Developing countries:
Antigua and Barbuda, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Cameroon, Dominica, Fiji, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Fields of study
Selected postgraduate taught masters programmes offered at the University. Candidates must have been offered a place at the University of Birmingham on one of the following postgraduate programmes:
- MSc Clinical Oncology (School of Cancer Studies)
- MSc Development Economics (Dept of Economics)
One Commonwealth Shared Scholarship will be offered for the 2017/18 academic year
Throughout the whole duration of the masters program
The award is financed jointly by the University and the DFID. The award will cover:
- Full tuition fees
- Maintenance stipend
- Air fare to and from the United Kingdom
- Immigration Health Surcharge costs
- A one-off arrival allowance payment of approximately £950
- Thesis expenses of £225
- Study travel grant up to £200
- Excess baggage allowance for books up to 10kg on the return flight
In order to apply for this scholarship, you must submit an application to both the University of Birmingham and the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission. The competition at the University of Birmingham will open in November.
You can complete the University's application via its online Commonwealth Shared Scholarship application form once the competition opens. You may submit the application form before you have received an offer from the University, however you must have secured your offer before the deadline of 28 February 2017 in order to be considered for a scholarship.
To submit your Commonwealth Scholarship Commission application, you must complete the Commission's Electronic Application System (EAS). Guidance on completing this form can be found at http://cscuk.dfid.gov.uk/apply/shared-scholarships/info-candidates.
The external scholarship application deadline is 28 February 2017.
The University of Birmingham (informally Birmingham University) is a public research university located in Edgbaston, Birmingham, United Kingdom. It received its royal charter in 1900 as a successor to Queen's College, Birmingham (founded in 1828 as the Birmingham School of Medicine and Surgery) and Mason Science College (established in 1875 by Sir Josiah Mason), making it the first English civic or 'red brick' university to receive its own royal charter.
For over a century the University of Birmingham has been recognised as one of the world’s leading universities for the quality of its teaching and research. The school attracts students of the highest calibre from around the world and have been welcoming international students to the University for over 100 years.
Application Deadline: 28 February 2017
Open to International Applicants: Yes
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