Applications are open for fully funded Commonwealth PhD Scholarships in the UK for international students from least developed countries and the Fragile Commonwealth States.
The Commonwealth PhD scholarships in UK are an excellent opportunity for international students who want to pursue their PhD abroad for free. Commonwealth Scholarships 2024 supports all brilliant and outstanding applicants from least developing countries who cannot afford to study abroad otherwise. This fully funded UK scholarship will enable students to acquire the knowledge, skills, and abilities that are required to achieve sustainable development goals. This scholarship in the UK will also help them to become leaders in their home countries. Commonwealth scholarships encourage students from diverse backgrounds, countries and races to apply for doctoral scholarships in the UK. Fully funded scholarships in the UK also promote cooperation and collaboration among countries.
These international PhD scholarships will also enhance individual teaching and research capacity, increasing institutional capacity in academic and other sectors in Commonwealth countries and contributing to UK higher education and research by attracting international students. Furthermore, the scholarships will provide full financial assistance for international students. A fully funded PhD scholarship covers the full tuition fee, return airfare, accommodation allowance, living stipend, and a grant for international travel related to academia. The UK Commonwealth PhD Scholarships 2024 are merit-based, and the selection criteria include academic merit, quality of the study plan and prospective effect on the development of their home country.
Funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office (FCDO), Commonwealth PhD Scholarships enable talented and motivated individuals to gain the knowledge and skills necessary for sustainable development. They are aimed at those who otherwise could not afford to study in the UK. The Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) is one of the world’s largest and most prestigious international scholarship schemes. Since it was established in 1959, more than 30,000 people have had a Commonwealth scholarship or fellowship; 28,500 of these were funded by the UK government through the UK Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC).
Themes for Commonwealth PhD Scholarships 2024:
Commonwealth PhD scholarship for international students is open for six themes:
- Promoting global prosperity
- Science and technology for development
- Strengthening international peace, security and governance
- Resilience and response to the crisis
- Strengthening health systems and capacity
PhD Program Duration:
The duration of the fully funded UK Commonwealth Scholarships for PhD students is 3 years.
Deadline is October 17, 2023