Commonwealth Split-site (PhD) Scholarships

Applications are invited for Commonwealth Split-site Scholarship available for the citizens of developing commonwealth countries. Scholarships are available for pursuing Split-site (PhD) (where the CSC supports one year’s study at a UK university as part of a PhD being undertaken in applicant’s home country) studies at UK universities.

Subjects Offered/Scholarship Area-Domain
 Scholarships are awarded in all subjects.

Study Duration
Commonwealth Split-site (PhD) Scholarships support up to 12 months’ study at an eligible UK university as part of a PhD being undertaken in your home country.

Eligibility Criteria
To apply for these scholarships, you must:
Be a Commonwealth citizen, refugee, or British protected person
Be permanently resident in a developing Commonwealth country
Be registered for a PhD at a university in your home country
Be available to start your academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September/October 2016
By October 2016, hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) honor’s standard, or a second class degree and a relevant postgraduate qualification (usually a Master’s degree)
The CSC promotes equal opportunity, gender equity, and cultural exchange. Applications are encouraged from a diverse range of candidates. The CSC is committed to administering and managing its scholarships and fellowships in a fair and transparent manner

Scholarship Description
 Commonwealth Split-site (PhD) Scholarships are offered for citizens of developing Commonwealth countries. These scholarships are funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), with the aim of contributing to the UK’s international development aims and wider overseas interests, supporting excellence in UK higher education, and sustaining the principles of the Commonwealth. Each scholarship provides:
Approved airfare from your home country to the UK and return at the end of your award (the CSC will not reimburse the cost of fares for dependents, nor usually the cost of journeys made before your award is finally confirmed)
Approved tuition and examination fees
Stipend (living allowance) at the rate of £1,034 per month, or £1,268 per month for those at universities in the London metropolitan area (rates quoted at 2015-2016 levels)
Thesis grant towards the cost of preparing a thesis or dissertation, where applicable
-Warm clothing allowance
Study travel grant towards the costs of study-related travel within the UK or overseas
If you are widowed, divorced, or a single parent, child allowance of £444 per month for the first child, and £109 per month for the second and third child under the age of 16, if you are accompanied by your children and solely legally responsible for them. Once received by the CSC, each candidate’s application is first considered by a member of the CSC’s panel of advisers with expertise in the subject area concerned, and then by the CSC’s selection committee in competition with other candidates. Applications are considered according to the following selection criteria:
Academic merit of the candidate
Quality of the proposal
Potential impact of the work on the development of the candidate’s home country

How to Apply-Download Form
You can apply for a Commonwealth Split-site (PhD) Scholarship to support up to 12 months’ study at an eligible UK university as part of a PhD being undertaken in your home country, under the joint supervision of home country and UK academics. You should apply to study at a UK university with which the CSC has a part funding agreement. Part funding agreements are at the discretion of individual universities. You must make your application directly to the CSC using the CSC’s Electronic Application System (EAS). You are not required to apply via a nominating body for these scholarships.

Eligible Countries and universities
Here is the list of universities that are working with Commonwealth Split-site (PhD) Scholarships

Last Date to Apply- Deadline
19th November 2015.

Official Website
Visit the official web site for more information’s and details

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