Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships 2022-2023
The Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships (QECS) is a new, exciting, joint initiative from the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK (CSC) and the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU). Delivered by the CSC, they offer young leaders from developing Commonwealth countries the unique opportunity to study for a two-year Master’s degree in a low- or middle-income country other than their own.
The Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships are open for application to citizens from developing countries in Africa, the Asian Pacific, and Caricom who have demonstrated academic potential and leadership qualities. The scholarships are only awarded to students who are citizens of and ordinarily resident in, the Commonwealth of Nations, including those studying outside their home country. Commonwealth citizens who are residents of any country may apply.
About Qeen Elizabeth Scholarship:
The Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) is the world’s oldest and most diverse international scholarship scheme, established in 1959. It is a unique program that makes a significant contribution to the UK’s international development aims and wider overseas interests, supporting excellence in UK higher education, and sustaining the principles of the Commonwealth.
The overall purpose of the CSFP is to contribute to the development needs of Commonwealth countries by providing training for skilled and qualified citizens. This is achieved through:
Forging educational links between high-quality academic institutions in developing Commonwealth countries and the United Kingdom.
Bringing together talented scholars from all over the Commonwealth to study at universities across the UK, learn from each other, develop their skills and build lasting professional networks. The Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships (QECS) is a new program of scholarships, launched by the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) and funded by UK aid from the UK government.
The QECS will support citizen scholars from low and middle-income Commonwealth countries to study in another Commonwealth country, for a two-year Master’s degree in a subject relevant to their country’s development needs. The scholarships will also include a three-month professional placement with an organization relevant to the scholar’s field of study. The QECS is part of the wider Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP), which is managed by the ACU on behalf of the UK government.
Details of Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarship:
Host Institution: All Commonwealth Universities
Degree Level: Masters in all academic fields
Scholarship Type: Fully Funded Scholarship
Financial Coverage: [Fully Funded]
Eligible Nationalities: [All Nationalities]
Available Scholarships: Not Known
Deadline: 24 May 2022
Academic fields and Majors:
The scholarships will be awarded for full-time Master’s degrees in the following subjects:
- Social Sciences**
- Arts and Law**
- Engineering and Physical Sciences**
- Life and Environmental Sciences**
- Medical and Dental Sciences**
- Agriculture and environment
- Education and social sciences
- Health and well-being
- Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)
- Business, finance, and enterprise
- Arts and humanities
- Agriculture & Food Security
- Education & Training
- Energy & Environment
- Global Inequalities & Development
- Health & Wellbeing
- Science & Technology
Candidates can apply for up to 3 courses, but only one scholarship at a time will be offered.
Benefits of Scholarship:
-This prestigious scholarship offers financial support, development opportunities, and a powerful and diverse global network.
The scholarship will provide:
- A return economy flight to the UK
- An arrival allowance
- Tuition fees
- A monthly stipend (living allowance)
- A one-off study travel allowance related to your programme of study
- A unique opportunity to be part of a global, multi-disciplinary community of Commonwealth Scholars and Fellows
- In-country arrival and orientation events
- Access to mentoring throughout your award
- Access to post-award support through the alumni community
To be considered for a Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarship you must:
- Be a citizen of or have been granted refugee status by an eligible Commonwealth country, or be a British Protected Person
- Be permanently resident in an eligible Commonwealth country
- Be available to start your academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September/October 2022
- By October 2022, hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) honours standard, or a second class degree and a relevant postgraduate qualification (usually a Masters degree)
- You must have been accepted into an eligible course at the University of Hertfordshire.
- You must be able to demonstrate academic excellence and commitment to your chosen field.
- You must not be living or studying in a high-income country at the time of application.
You will require the following documents to be uploaded as part of your application:
- Academic transcripts and certificates:
- Undergraduate (if applicable)
- Postgraduate (if applicable)
- English language certificate (if not a native speaker or if English is not the main language in your country)
- Two academic references
- Evidence of employment status (if applicable)
- Passport copy
- Reference Letters
- Official transcripts from all higher education institutions previously attended
- Current CV (no more than two pages)
How to apply:
To apply, you must first contact the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in your home country which will advise you on the process.
The home country application process
If you are applying for a Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarship as a candidate from any of our partner countries, please find details of how to apply on the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission’s website.
Host country application process
If you are applying for a Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarship as a candidate at one of our partner universities, please email [email protected] for details on how to apply. for Further Information Please Contact us
Last Date to apply:
The last date to apply for Queen Elizabeth Scholarship is 24 May