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Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships

Deadline: 15 January 2020

A Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarship is a unique opportunity to study for a two-year Master’s degree in low or middle-income country of the Commonwealth.

Aimed at students who are committed to creating change in their communities, the scholarships are a life-changing opportunity to experience a new country and culture, to broaden horizons, and to build a global network that will last a lifetime.

Through cultural exchange and academic collaboration, Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholars help bring about positive change and find solutions to the shared challenges we face – both in their home countries and those that host them. As an active part of the Commonwealth network, scholars will help shape its future.

Applications are now open and will close at 4 pm (UCT) on 15 January 2020

The following universities will be hosting a QECS award:

  • COMSATS University Islamabad, Pakistan

  • Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Uganda

  • The University of the West Indies

  • University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

  • The University of Ghana

  • Universiti Putra Malaysia

  • University of Mauritius

  • State University of Zanzibar, Tanzania

  • University of Zambia

  • University of Rwanda

  • University of Malaya, Malaysia

  • University of Nairobi, Kenya – Migration Studies

  • University of Eswatini

  • The University of the West Indies – Climate Resilience

  • Technical University of Kenya

  • Kwame Nkrumah University of Technology and Technology, Ghana


What does a QECS cover?

Award recipients receive:

  • Fully-funded tuition fees

  • Living expenses allowance (stipend) for the duration of 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

  • Please note, universities may have their own specific eligibility requirements for admissions

Please read the FAQ while completing your application



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