Deadline: 17 February, 2022

The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom has opened applications for the 2022 Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships.

Funded by the UK Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships enable talented and motivated individuals to gain the knowledge and skills required for sustainable development, and are aimed at those who could not otherwise afford to study in the UK.

The purpose of the scholarship is to widen access to UK equipment and expertise for high quality doctoral candidates from low- and middle-income Commonwealth countries, and to contribute to UK and Commonwealth higher education and research through collaboration and partnerships.


  • Airfare from home country to the UK
  • Tuition fees
  • Stipend (living allowance) at the rate of £1,133 per month, or £1,390 per month for those at universities in the London metropolitan area
  • Warm clothing allowance, where applicable
  • Study travel grant towards the cost of study-related travel within the UK or overseas
  • If you are widowed, divorced, or a single parent, child allowance of £485 per month for the first child, and £120 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)


  • 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 registered for a PhD at a university in an eligible Commonwealth country by the time scholarship starts (September 2022).
  • Ensure that an institutional or departmental link exists between your home university and your proposed UK university
  • Be available to start academic studies in the UK in September 2022
  • By September 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 master’s degree)
  • Be unable to afford to study in the UK without this scholarship

To apply and for more information, click here.

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