The announcement for the Commonwealth Split-Site Scholarships 2024 presents an excellent opportunity for qualified applicants from low and middle income countries to pursue doctoral studies.

Commonwealth Split-Site PhD Scholarships 2024 for Low Income Countries (FULLY FUNDED)

The Commonwealth scholarship program plays a crucial role in supporting and empowering individuals from low and middle income countries to pursue advanced studies in the United Kingdom.


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Commonwealth Split-Site Scholarships 2024 | Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for the 2024 Commonwealth Split-Site Scholarships are as follows:

  1. Citizenship: Applicants must be citizens of an eligible Commonwealth country, or have been granted refugee status by an eligible Commonwealth country, or be a British Protected Person.
  2. Residency: Applicants must be residing permanently in an eligible Commonwealth country.
  3. PhD Candidacy: Applicants must be registered as a PhD candidate at a university in an eligible Commonwealth country by the time of scholarship confirmation, which is expected to be in September 2024.
  4. Institutional Link: Applicants must ensure that an institutional or departmental link exists between their home university and the proposed UK university where they intend to study.
  5. Start Date: Applicants must be available to commence their academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September 2024.
  6. Supporting Documents: Applicants are required to provide all supporting documents in the required formats as specified by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission.
  7. Academic Qualifications: By September 2024, applicants must hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) honours standard, or a lower second class degree and a relevant postgraduate qualification, usually a Master’s degree.
  8. Financial Need: Applicants must demonstrate that they are unable to afford studies in the UK without the scholarship.

Other Opportunities: 

  1. Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarship for Low and Middle Income Commonwealth Countries
  2. Fulbright Scholarship Program 2024/2025 [Fully Funded]

Scholarship Benefits

• Approved airfare from your home country to the UK and return at the end of your award.

• Approved tuition fees


• Stipend (living allowance) at the rate of £1,347 per month, or £1,652 per month for those at universities in the London metropolitan area (rates quoted at current levels)

• Warm clothing allowance, where applicable

• Study travel grant towards the cost of study-related travel within the UK or overseas

• If a scholar is widowed, divorced, or a single parent, child allowance of £576.61 per month for the first child, and £143 per month for the second and third child under the age of 16, if you are accompanied by your children and they are living with you at the same address in the UK.

  • If a Scholar shares that they have a disability, a full assessment of their needs and eligibility for additional financial support will be offered by the CSC.

Document Requirements:

  • To complete the application for the Commonwealth Split-Site Scholarships, applicants must ensure they provide the following documents:
    1. Proof of Citizenship or Refugee Status: A copy of a valid passport or national ID card showing the applicant’s photograph, date of birth, country of citizenship, or refugee status. This document should be uploaded to the online application system.
    2. Academic Transcripts: Full academic transcripts of all higher education qualifications, including up-to-date transcripts for any qualifications currently being undertaken. If the transcripts are not in English, certified translations should be provided. These transcripts should also be uploaded to the online application portal.
    3. References: References from at least two individuals. These references should be in PDF format, signed on institutional letterhead, or provided as an email clearly showing the sender’s details.
    4. Supporting Statement from Proposed Supervisor in the UK: A supporting statement on institutional letterhead from a proposed supervisor in the UK, affiliated with at least one of the institutions named on the application form.
    5. Supporting Statement from Current Supervisor at Home University: A supporting statement, in PDF format, signed and on institutional letterhead, or provided as an email clearly showing the sender’s details, from the applicant’s current supervisor at the home university.

Application Procedure

How-to-Apply: Interested applicants for the Commonwealth Split-Site Scholarships 2024 are to apply to study at a UK university which has a part funding agreement with the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC).

Applicants are to apply directly to the CSC using the CSC’s online application system. The CSC will not accept any applications that are not done via the online application system.

Application Deadline: 5 December, 2024 at 16:00 (GMT)

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