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Commonwealth Scholarship 2019 out for Master’s and Doctoral Program under UK Scholarships

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Commonwealth Scholarship Commission for Master’s & Doctoral Programs in UK 2019: The online application is invited from Indian national for ‘2019 Commonwealth Scholarship Tenable in 'The United Kingdom’ for pursuing Master’s & Doctoral Degree Program commencing from September/October 2019

These UK Scholarships are offered by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC), the UK for the following Scholarships only:

 

Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships (for low and middle-income Commonwealth countries) Commonwealth Ph.D. Scholarships (for low and middle-income Commonwealth countries). The information in respect of the scholarship is available on the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission’s Website - Click here

 

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Commonwealth Scholarship Important Dates

Below are the important dates for Commonwealth Scholarship.

  • Candidates are required to apply online at the following portals:
  • Ministry of Human Resource Development portal till January 10, 2019, through the following link
  • Commonwealth Scholarship Commission’s Electronic Application System (EAS) by 19.12.2018 by 16:00 (GMT) through the EAS link

 

Note:

  • It is compulsory for the applicant to apply on both the portals before their cut-off dates, failing which would make his/her candidature ineligible.
  • Sometimes the link does not open after a click or after copying to the address bar. You are required to type the link in the address bar to go to the link.

 

No. of Nominations announced via Commonwealth Scholarship

  • 52 nominations would be made, out of which 13 nominations would be for PhD. The specific terms and conditions in respect of Master’s and PhD Scholarships are available on the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission’s Website
  • Check Master’s Program by clicking here
  • Check PhD Program by clicking here

 

Eligibility Criteria for Commonwealth Scholarship

  • The candidates who have received the offer of admission, from any of the university listed with the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission are only eligible to apply. The list of the university may be found at the following link
  • The applicant must be a permanent resident in India
  • The applicant must be available to start his/her academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September/October 2019
  • The applicant must NOT be registered for a PhD or an MPhil leading to a PhD at a UK university or India university or elsewhere before September/October 2019
  • The applicant must not be able to afford to study in the UK without this scholarship (Candidates are compulsorily required to sign a declaration that they do not have access to sufficient funds to study in the UK)
  • Candidates who have already been abroad for studies/training/ specialization either on scholarships or on their own, for a period exceeding six months are eligible to apply if they have been in India for at least two consecutive years as on 10th January 2019 after returning from abroad

 

Minimum Qualifications required for Commonwealth Scholarship

For Master’s Course: One should have completed or is expected to complete the Bachelor Degree by October 2019. The academic qualification must have direct and applied relevance to the development theme selected by the candidate.

For PhD Degree: One should have completed or is expected to complete the Master Degree/Qualifying Exam, by October 2019. The academic qualification must have direct and applied relevance to the development theme selected by the candidate.

Level of Courses offered in (UK Scholarships) Commonwealth Scholarship

a) Master’s Course (one year)
Note: Master Degree programs which are less than 2 years in duration, are not equivalent to Master Degree in India.

b) Doctoral degree (up to three/four years’ duration)
The Commonwealth Scholarship would be offered under following development themes and the candidates who have taken admission in UK university must apply under one of the 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

 

Selection & Nomination for Commonwealth Scholarship (UK Scholarships)

  • The candidates who have received an offer of admission from any participating universities must upload a copy of the same on the Ministry’s portal at the time of online application, failing which their candidature will not be considered.
  • The system would automatically generate the subject/theme wise list of students along with the name of the University.
  • In case, there is a number of students than the available nominations, in that scenario, a ranking of the institution as per the ‘QS Ranking 2019’ would be taken to draw the merit list.

Anti-Fraud Policy

The CSC is committed to administering and managing its scholarships and fellowships in a fair and transparent manner. For further information, see the CSC anti-fraud policy and the DFID guidance on reporting fraud available on CSC’s website
CSC anti-fraud policy - click here

 

Commonwealth Scholarship Application Form

  • Candidates are required to apply online at the following portals:
  • Candidates who do not possess the eligibility criteria need not apply. All announcements will be made available on the website of the Ministry of Human Resource Development i.e. www.mhrd.gov.in/scholarships
  • The nominated candidates will be informed through e-mail and public notice on the Ministry’s Website
  • For applying online to MHRD http://proposal.sakshat.ac.in/scholarship/

 

Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan UK

No. F. 22-1/2013-ES.4 Govt of India, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Dept of Higher Education, Website www.mhrd.gov.in