University of Kent
University of Kent


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University of Kent  Location

South England

University of Kent


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South England


Commonwealth Shared Scholarship
Scholarship Name Commonwealth Shared Scholarship
Academic Year 2021
Nationality Any
Scholarship Deadline 23 April 2021

Scholarship value

The award covers tuition fees, return airfares and living costs for a one-year taught Master's programme.


Deadline for Commonwealth application:- 6 April 2021.  Hold offer of a programme of study from the University of Kent - 23 April 2021


To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, candidates must:

  • Hold an undergraduate degree at UK first class level equivalent. 
  • Be a permanent resident in one of the eligible Commonwealth countries listed above
  • Be committed to the University of Kent, you are able to apply for more than one course and/or to more than one University, but you may only accept one offer of a Shared Scholarship
  • Not have studied or worked for one (academic) year or more in a high income country. 
  • Be unable to afford to study in the UK without this scholarship.
  • Return to their home country as soon as their period of study is complete. In some circumstances a student may be permitted to remain in the UK if seeing doctoral study and they satisfy certain strict conditions. 
  • Hold an offer by the deadline for a full-time postgraduate taught degree on one of the eligible courses at the University of Kent:
    MSc Development Economics -  MA International Conflict Analysis
    MA Social Anthropology - Humanitarian and Environmental Crises - - MSc Conservation and Rural Development

Further details

Commonwealth Shared Scholarships, set up by DFID in 1986, represent a unique partnership between the United Kingdom government and UK Universities.

Funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), Commonwealth Shared Scholarships enable talented and motivated individuals to gain the knowledge and skills required for sustainable development, and are aimed at those who could not otherwise afford to study in the UK. 

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

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