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CSCUK DFID UK Commonwealth PhD Scholarship For Indian Students 2019

Organisation : Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom
Scholarship Name : Commonwealth PhD Scholarship 2019
Applicable For : Residents of Commonwealth Countries (India)
Application Deadline : 19 December 2018
Website :

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CSCUK DFID UK Commonwealth PhD Scholarship

Commonwealth PhD Scholarships are for candidates from low and middle income Commonwealth countries, for full-time doctoral study at a UK university.

Related : CSCUK DFID UK Commonwealth Shared Scholarship India 2019 :

Scholarship Theme

These scholarships are offered under six themes
** Science and technology for development
** Strengthening health systems and capacity
** Promoting global prosperity
** Strengthening global peace, security and governance
** Strengthening resilience and response to crises
** Access, inclusion and opportunity


To apply for these scholarships, you 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
** Be available to start your academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September/October 2019

** By October 2019, 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)

** NOT be registered for a PhD, or an MPhil leading to a PhD, at a UK university before September/October 2019
** NOT have commenced and be currently registered for a PhD, or an MPhil leading to a PhD, in your home country or elsewhere
** Be unable to afford to study in the UK without this scholarship

Eligible Commonwealth Countries :
** Antigua and Barbuda
** Bangladesh
** Belize
** Botswana
** Cameroon
** Dominica
** Eswatini
** Fiji
** The Gambia
** Ghana
** Grenada
** Guyana
** India
** Jamaica
** Kenya
** Kiribati
** Lesotho
** Malawi
** Malaysia
** Mauritius
** Montserrat
** Mozambique
** Namibia
** Nauru
** Nigeria
** Pakistan
** Papua New Guinea
** Rwanda
** Samoa
** Sierra Leone
** Solomon Islands
** South Africa
** Sri Lanka
** St Helena
** St Lucia
** St Vincent and the Grenadines
** Tanzania
** Tonga
** Tuvalu
** Uganda
** Vanuatu
** Zambia

How to Apply?

Just follow the below steps to apply for the Commonwealth PhD Scholarship 2019.

Steps :
Step 1 : Visit the official website provided above.
Step 2 : Read the terms & conditions carefully before you are applying.

Step 3 : You must apply to one of the following nominating bodies in the first instance – the CSC does not accept direct applications for these scholarships

** National nominating agencies – this is the main route of application
** Selected universities/university bodies, which can nominate their own academic staff
** Selected non-governmental organisations and charitable bodies

Step 4 : 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.

Step 5 : 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.

Step 6 : For that, scroll the pages down and click on the “Apply Here” button at the bottom of the page.
Step 7 : Fill the application form with the required details and finally click on the Submit button

Documents Required

Your application must include the following supporting documentation, by 16:00 (GMT) on 4 January 2019 in order for your application to be eligible for consideration

** Proof of citizenship or refugee status – uploaded to the online application system

** Full transcripts detailing all your higher education qualifications (with certified translations if not in English) – uploaded to the online application system

** References from at least two individuals – submitted directly by the referees to the online application system (referees will be sent an email request)

** 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).

Last Date

All applications must be submitted by 16:00 (GMT) on 19 December 2018 at the latest.

Contact/ Helpdesk

If you have a technical query regarding the online application system please contact eas [AT]

General enquiries about applying for Commonwealth Scholarships or Fellowships sent to this email address will not be answered; please use the Contact us form instead.

Contact Us :
Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK
Woburn House
20-24 Tavistock Square
London WC1H 9HF

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