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Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships give talented students from anywhere in the Commonwealth the opportunity to gain a Master’s degree while developing new skills, experiencing life in another country, and building their global networks.
Scholarships are for students committed to creating change in their communities and contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The scholarships are named in honour of Her Majesty The Queen, Head of the Commonwealth and ACU Patron, and are fully funded and supported by numerous Commonwealth governments.
Established in 1913, the Association of Commonwealth Universities is the world’s first international university network and remains the only accredited organisation representing higher education across the Commonwealth.
Founded to lead ‘common action in matters of common interest’, the ACU is governed by its member institutions through an elected Council. A UK-registered charity, it received a royal charter in 1963 and, in 1986, Her Majesty The Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, became its Patron.
The Commonwealth – with its shared language, structures, and academic traditions – offers a powerful advantage, paving the way to ease of working together and creating valuable opportunities for collaborative research and student/staff mobility.
Award recipients receive:
- Fully-funded tuition fees
- Living expenses allowance (stipend) for the duration of the award
- Return economy flights to their host country
- An arrival allowance
- Research support grant – on request only; subject to approval
- To apply you must be a citizen of (or hold refugee status in) a Commonwealth country other than the country hosting the award.
- You must have completed an undergraduate degree at a 2:1 equivalent level
- Applicants must apply for a QECS award in a country other than their home country/country of citizenship.
- There is no upper age limit to be eligible for a QECS Award.
- Please note, universities may have their own specific eligibility requirements for admissions
Make sure that you have the following documentation to upload to your application:
- High school certificate
- Undergraduate transcript (and graduation certificate)
- Two references – preferably academic
- Scan of passport or national ID card
- Proof of English language ability if English is not your first language
Applications will be closed on Monday 18 January at 16:00 UTC– please read the FAQs while completing your application.
Application Deadline: January 18, 2021Application ClosedOfficial link