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Commonwealth PhD Scholarships for Indians – Applications Invited

Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships for Indian candidates has been announced. It’s for pursuing PhD candidates. Interested applicants can check out all of the details regarding the scholarship, the overview, the terms and conditions, the eligibility, application procedure and more below:

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Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships (for low and middle-income countries)

Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships is for PhD applicants from middle and low-income Commonwealth countries, to spend around 12 months in a UK university as part of the doctoral studies in their home nation.

Funded from the UK Department for International Development (DFID), Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships empower motivated and talented individuals to gain the knowledge and skills necessary for sustainable development and are geared toward people who couldn’t otherwise afford to study in the united kingdom. These scholarships are offered under six topics:

  1. Science and technology for development
  2. Strengthening health systems and capacity
  3. Promoting global prosperity
  4. Strengthening global peace, governance and security
  5. Strengthening resilience and response to crises
  6. Access, inclusion and opportunity

Split-site Scholarships are now open

These scholarships are for:

  • 12 months study in a UK university as part of an applicant’s doctoral studies in their home country, starting in October 2020.
  • Applicants that are registered (or will be registered by September 2020) for a PhD at a university in an eligible Commonwealth country.
  • Study at a UK university with which your home university has an established institutional or departmental link
  • Study at a UK university that has a part funding agreement with the CSC. View a Complete list of all UK universities with part funding agreements.

Terms & Conditions:

Complete eligibility criteria are contained in the terms and conditions. Please read all sections of the terms and conditions before applying.

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How to apply:

You have to make your application directly to the CSC using the CSC’s online application system. The CSC won’t accept any applications that aren’t submitted through the online application system. You’re not required to apply via a nominating body for all these scholarships.

Only 1 application per candidate for these scholarships will be approved.

Application deadline: Your application has to be submitted by 16:00 (GMT) on 06 November 2019 at the latest.

You’re advised to complete and submit your application as soon as possible, as the online application system will be very busy in the days leading up to the application deadline.

Supporting documentation: Your application needs to include the following supporting documentation by 16:00 (GMT) on 27 November 2019.

Proof of citizenship or refugee status: a copy of your valid passport (or national ID card) showing your picture, date of birth, and country of citizenship or refugee status– uploaded to the online application system
Complete transcripts detailing all your higher education qualifications such as to-date transcripts for almost any qualifications you’re currently studying (with certified translations if not in English) — uploaded to the online application system
Supporting statement from your supervisor at your home nation university, such as details of current institutional links, submitted directly by your supervisor to the online application system (supervisors will be sent via an email request).
Supporting statement from your proposed supervisor at a UK university, such as details of current institutional links, submitted directly by your supervisor to the online application system (supervisors will be sent an email request).
Reference from at least one other individual — submitted directly by the referee to the online application system (referees will be sent an email request)

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It’s your duty to make sure that your referees and supervisors can finish the references and supporting statements by the deadline and that they receive the reference and statement requests.

The CSC won’t accept supporting documentation submitted outside the online application system.

You can view a sample paper of this application form before you access the online application form.

You can access the online application system now.

The CSC intends to identify talented individuals having the capability to make a change. We’re dedicated to a policy of equal opportunity and non-discrimination and encourage applications from a wide range of candidates. For more information on the support available to applicants with a disability, visit the CSC disability support statement.

Please be aware that the CSC doesn’t charge applicants to apply for any of its scholarships or fellowships via its online application system.

Selection procedure:

Eligible applications will be considered in line with the CSC’s Split-site Scholarships Selection Criteria, such as by the CSC collection committee in competition with other applicants.

Applications will be considered in accordance with the following selection criteria:

  • Academic merit of this candidate
  • Quality of the research proposal
  • Possible Effect on the development of the candidate’s home country

For additional details, see the Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships 2020 selection criteria.

Anti-fraud policy

The CSC is dedicated to administering and managing its scholarships and fellowships in a fair and transparent manner. For additional info, see the CSC anti-fraud policy as well as the DFID guidance on reporting fraud.

Enquiries?

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In case you have any questions about applying for a Commonwealth Split-site Scholarship, then you can contact us. We won’t use your email address for any purpose aside from responding to your enquiry.

To learn more on other scholarships provided by the CSC, take a look at the CSC Apply page.

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