Application for the Plymouth Awards for International Students in UK – 2020/2021. Entry is now open at the UK Department for International Development (DFID) in UK.
The educational program is open for international students who want to take part in a master’s degree program at the university in the United Kingdom. Applicant will receive £2000 off your tuition fees in year one.
Commonwealth Distance Learning award is one of the largest and most prestigious scholarship schemes for international study in the world. These opportunities 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.
The Scholarships are one of the most prestigious scholarships in the world. The aim of the program is to create a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others.
COMMONWEALTH SCHOLARSHIPS ELIGIBILITY
Scholars are selected on the following criteria:
- Students from following developing Commonwealth countries (Bangladesh, Cameroon, Eswatini, Ghana, Guyana, India, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Samoa, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, The Gambia, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Zambia) are eligible to apply.
- You should apply to study an eligible Master’s course at a UK university that is participating in the Distance Learning scheme. Click here for a list of participating universities and eligible courses.
- To be eligible for a Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarship, candidates should;
- 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 a low middle-income Commonwealth country
- Hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) standard. A lower qualification and sufficient relevant experience may be considered in certain cases.
- Be unable to afford to study the programme without this application
- Candidates may be required to take the Academic IELTS English language test as a condition of eligibility. It is the candidate’s responsibility to check with their UK university whether this requirement applies to them. If selected, the candidate must provide a certificate confirming an overall score of at least 6.5, with no less than 5.5 in each band. An IELTS test will be considered valid only if it is taken up to one year prior to the start date of the course.
COMMONWEALTH SCHOLARSHIPS APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
- To participate in the program, applicants must submit an online application form through the given link: https://fs29.formsite.com/m3nCYq/form43/form_login.html
Application must include:
- Copy of your valid passport or national ID card showing your photograph, date of birth, and country of citizenship – uploaded to the online application system
- At least one reference – submitted directly by the referee to the online application system. Referees will be sent an email request however applicants are responsible for seeking permission from their referees in advance of submitting their application; for ensuring that their referees are available to complete the reference by the deadline; and that the referees have received the reference request email.
- An offer letter to start your chosen course of study in the 2019-2020 academic year – 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
- The CSC will not accept supporting documentation submitted outside the online application system. Supporting documentation uploaded to the online application system must be uploaded as files that are no more than 5 MB in size and must be in one of the following formats: PDF, .doc, .docx, .odt, .jpg, .jpeg. Files submitted in any other format (including Zip files and PDF Portfolios) will not be accepted.
- Only applications that have been submitted (with the International Office and registered on the website of the scholarship) before April 13, 2020 will be considered.
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