Application for University of Edinburgh Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme for 2019/2020 academic session has commenced.
About the 2019/2020 Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme
The Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme is a joint initiative between the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and UK universities, including the University of Edinburgh, to jointly support scholarships for students from developing Commonwealth countries who would not otherwise be able to study in the United Kingdom.
Applications from students planning to study the following eligible programmes will be considered:
Awards will normally be for one year. Awards cannot be extended or renewed. At the end of the award, candidates are required to return promptly to their home country.
The award will cover:
- All tuition fees;
- Air fare to and from the United Kingdom;
- Expenses for accommodation and maintenance
Meanwhile, payments for the academic year 2018-2019 were set at £1,084 per month for the programme of study. Details of the 2019-2020 level will be available later in 2019.
Eligibility for University of Edinburgh Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme
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 available to start your academic studies in the UK (on campus study only) by the start of the UK academic year in September 2019 and have applied for admission to one of the programmes detailed above – University of Edinburgh application process
- By August 2019, hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) honours standard
- Not have studied or worked for one (academic) year or more in a developed country
- Be unable, either yourself or through your family, to pay to study in the UK
Meanwhile, the Commonwealth Scholarships Commission requires that the University certify when submitting its shortlist of candidates that they are sufficiently proficient in the English language to cope with the programme of study for which they have applied.
This will normally mean that you will have to have satisfied any requirements concerning competence in the English language which are a condition of your offer of admission.
In most cases, IELTS remains the most popular English Language Proficiency test among UK universities. Fortunately, there are many IELTS Centres in Lagos where you can register and attend lecture for the test.
How to Apply for University of Edinburgh Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme
Application for the University of Edinburgh Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme should be made through the Commonwealth Scholarships Commission’s Electronic Application System (EAS).
EAS will be open for applications from 21 January 2019.
The closing date for scholarship applications is 16:00 on 14th March 2019.
More details including how to access the Electronic Application System (EAS) can be found on the Commonwealth Scholarships Commission’s website.