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Commonwealth Shared Scholarships

Postgraduate scholarships for applicants from low and middle income Commonwealth countries. Funded jointly with the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO).

There are three awards in 2022/23 for students studying an eligible one-year taught postgraduate programme.

Key facts

Entry For courses starting in September 2022. Scholarships cannot be deferred.

To be eligible for the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship, you:

Exclusions Applicants for Postgraduate Diplomas are not eligible for this award. You cannot be in receipt of any other BU scholarships.

The Shared Scholarship covers:

  • Tuition fees
  • Maintenance/living cost stipend
  • Return flights
  • Thesis grant
  • Study travel grant (if applicable)
  • A one-off arrival allowance
Number available Three for 2022 entry
Do you need to fill in an application? Yes, you must apply for the scholarship using the Commonwealth Commission's online application system. You will also need to apply for a place on an eligible master's programme at BU.
Application deadline The application system will open for candidates on 10 November 2021 and close on 20 December.