Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme - University College London

Awarded by : University College London

Updated on Sep 19, 2023
Nidhi Yadav

University Research Analyst

Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme - University College London

  • Applicable for

    University College London in UK

  • No. of students to be awarded

    9

  • Course Level

    Masters

  • Intake year

    Sep 2023

  • Type of scholarships

    Merit

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Scholarship Overview

  • The Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme is a joint initiative between the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission and UK universities to support students from developing Commonwealth countries
  • The aim of the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme (CSSS) is to assist students from developing Commonwealth countries who are of excellent academic calibre but for financial reasons would not otherwise be able to afford to study in the United Kingdom

Applicable course, university and country

This scholarship is applicable for Masters Degree

This scholarship is applicable for the following courses in University College London in UK

  • Awards are for taught Master's programmes only, subjects must be related to the economic, social and technological development of a candidate's country

Scholarship amount details

Scholarship amount can be used for

Type of Expense Indicates if scholarship can be used for this type of expense
Tuition & Fees Scholarship amount can be used for this
Living Expense Scholarship amount can be used for this
Accommodation ×Not covered in scholarship
Air Fare/Travel Expenses Scholarship amount can be used for this
Spouse/Child Care ×Not covered in scholarship
Health Cover ×Not covered in scholarship
Application ×Not covered in scholarship
Others ×Not covered in scholarship

  • The award will cover tuition fees, a maintenance allowance, economy air travel to and from the UK at the beginning and end of the scholar’s degree programme plus additional discretionary allowances
  • Awards are normally tenable for one year only

Student Awards

Number of students to be awarded: 9

  • There are up to 9 (nine) scholarships available in 2023/24

Scholarship Eligibility

Special Restrictions

  • No Special Restriction applicable

Exams Details

Exam name Indicates if exam is required and cutoff (if any)
12 Required
UG Required

Eligibility

Applicants must:

  • be a Commonwealth citizen, refugee, or 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 2023;
  • by September 2023, hold a first degree of either first or upper second class (2:1) classification, or lower second class (2:2) classification plus a relevant postgraduate qualification (usually a Master’s degree). If you are applying for a second UK Master’s degree, you will need to provide justification as to why you wish to undertake this study;
  • not have studied or worked for one (academic) year or more in a high-income country;
  • be unable to afford to study in the UK without this scholarship;
  • apply for admission to UCL for one of the eligible programmes

Eligible student nationality

This scholarship is applicable for students from India +41 more

Application Process for this scholarship

  • Candidates must upload the following with their application:
    • Proof that the applicant is a citizen or has refugee status in an eligible Commonwealth country: a copy of a valid passport (or national ID card) showing a photograph, date of birth, and country of citizenship
    • Full transcripts detailing all higher education qualifications, including to-date transcripts for any courses currently being studied, with certified translations if not in English
  • In order to be considered for an award, the student must also have an active admission application with UCL by the scholarship deadline

Scholarship Application

This scholarship needs a separate external application.

Important Dates

Date Additional Details
Application final end date Not Available
  • Deadline has passed
Results Not Available
  • Successful and reserve nominees selected by UCL can expect to be informed by email by the end of March 2023
  • Final award confirmation should be expected by July 2023 once the CSC completes their criteria checks

Please note that these dates could be in local country times and may not be IST (Indian standard time).

Contact email studentfunding@ucl.ac.uk
Phone number 0207 679 0004

Additional Information

  • The CSSS is a shared scholarship between the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC) and UCL, and selected candidates have to be accepted and approved by both parties, hence the requirement to also complete the CSSS online application form
  • The successful and reserve candidates will be selected upon the recommendation of an academic panel and the Student Funding Office

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