Commonwealth PhD Scholarship 2017 University of Gibraltar

The University of Gibraltar invites applications for Commonwealth PhD Scholarship, an opportunity for researchers who are citizens of the Commonwealth to come and study at the Europa Point Campus.

The purpose is to enhance individual teaching and research capacity leading to increased institutional capacity in academic and other sectors in Commonwealth countries


Also See : Scholarships 2019


University of Gibraltar PhD Scholarships Commonwealth 2017 Eligibility

To apply for this scholarship, you must:

Be a citizen of a Commonwealth country other than the host country (The UK and/or Gibraltar) or British protected person;

Be permanently resident in a Commonwealth country (

Be available to start your academic studies in Gibraltar by the start of the academic year in October 2017;

By October 2017, 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)
Additionally, applicants should usually:
hold a Master’s degree awarded by a UK University, or an overseas Master’s degree of an equivalent standard, provided that the Master’s degree is in an appropriate cognate area and that the

Master’s degree included training in research and the completion of a research project;
have a good honours degree (or equivalent) in an appropriate discipline, and ideally have research and/or professional experience at postgraduate level as evidenced in published work, written reports or other appropriate evidence of accomplishment.

If English is not your first language you must demonstrate evidence of English language ability to the following (or equivalent) minimum level of proficiency:

a IELTS score of 6.5; or

a TOEFL score of 600; and
have achieved a minimum of English Language competence equivalent to at least IELTS 5.5 across all four areas of competence – writing, reading, speaking and listening.

An IELTS test will be considered valid only if it is taken after 1 October 2016 and before 10th June 2017

Commonwealth PhD Scholarship 2017 University of Gibraltar Application Procedure

This is a joint application system whereby the application is for both the scholarship and for a place to read for a PhD at the University of Gibraltar

Applications must be made directly to the University and must include: (a) a completed application form, including your research proposal; (b) all of the required documentation (i.e. copies of University/College transcripts, award certificates, and certificate of English proficiency where necessary – see below); (c) the names and contact details of three personal referees

Incomplete applications will not be processed and will be returned to the applicant

Full applications must be made through the dedicated email account: [email protected] or website

Commonwealth PhD Scholarship 2017 University of Gibraltar Important Dates

Application Deadline: 15th June 2017 at 12:00 (GMT+1)

Start of Academic Studies: October 2017