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Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships 2021 (Fully Funded)

A Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarship is a unique opportunity to study for a two-years 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 9 July, 4:00 (UTC +1) .

The following countries will be hosting a QECS award:

Sri Lanka Apply for a QECS in Sri Lanka

South Pacific Apply for a QECS in the South Pacific

South Africa Apply for a QECS in South Africa

Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea University of Technology

Namibia Apply for a QECS at the University of Namibia


What does a QECS cover?

Award recipients receive:

  • Fully-funded tuition fees

  • Living expenses allowance (stipend) for duration of award

  • Return economy flights to their host country

  • An arrival allowance

  • Research support grant – on request only; subject to approval

Who can apply for a Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarship (QECS)?

Citizens (or those who hold refugee status) in a Commonwealth country are welcome to apply.



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