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