2023 Commonwealth Scholarship awards tenable in UK
2023 Commonwealth Scholarship awards tenable in UK

Applications are invited from suitable qualified Grenadian nationals for Master’s Scholarship awards tenable in the United Kingdom commencing September/October 2023.

The awards are being offered by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom.

Full details of the scholarships can be obtained at the Commonwealth’s website: http://cscuk.fcdo.gov.uk/about-us/scholarships/ Full CSC Eligibility Criteria for Commonwealth Master’s Candidates are available at Master’s Scholarship: https://cscuk.fcdo.gov.uk/scholarships/commonwealth-masters- scholarships/

• The individual must fold the first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) honours standard, OR a second class degree (2:2) and a relevant postgraduate qualification (usually Master’s degree) by September 2022;

• Be permanently resident in a Commonwealth country or be a British Protected Person;

• Be available to start the academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September 2022;

• A second UK Master’s degree will not be funded by the CSC. If an individual is applying for a second UK Master’s degree, he or she will need to provide justification as to why you wish to undertake this study;

• Unable to afford to study in the United Kingdom without this scholarship;

• Provide full transcripts detailing all your higher education qualifications, including to-date transcripts for any qualifications you are currently studying (with certified translations if not in English) – uploaded to the online application system•
• Provide references from at least two individuals.

Intended Beneficiaries: Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships are for candidates from eligible lower and middle-income Commonwealth countries to undertake full-time taught Master’s study at a UK university.

All Commonwealth Scholarships are being offered under six (6) development themes. More information about the themes is available at: https://cscuk.fcdo.gov.uk/csc-development-themes.

ALL applicants are advised to take note of the following:

• Must demonstrate in their application the direct and applied relevance of their study to development in Grenada and make such links explicit in your application.
• State in your application which of the six (6) development themes you are applying under.
• Select up to three (3) Sustainable Development Goals relevant to your development impact.
• Sign a declaration that you cannot afford to study in the UK
• Provide the selection panel with a personal statement which will provide more information about your background. This would be considered by the panel but will not be graded.

Applicants should note that The CSC’s selection committee will grade applications on the following criteria:
– Academic merit of the candidate
– Quality of the Study Plan
– Potential impact of the work on the development of the candidate’s home country

The required documents to complete the scholarship package are as follows:
• Certified copy of Birth Certificate or Passport Bio-date page
• Certified copy of bachelor’s degree
• Certified copy of University academic transcript
• Three letters of reference (professional, Educational and Community level)
• Copy of acceptance letter
• Completed online application form
• Completed scholarship application form to be obtained from the Human Resource

Development Division CSC’s deadline for receipt of ALL supporting documents is October 18, 2022. Please visit the CSC website for more information and important deadlines.

Interested applicants are required to complete the CSC online application system, which will be opened on September 6 2023 (16:00 GMT) and download the completed scholarship form with all necessary attachments, then submit it to the Human Resource Development Division at the Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports and Culture NO LATER THAN WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 19, 2023. NO APPLICATION WOULD BE CONSIDERED FOR SCHOLARSHIP AFTER THIS DATE.

The CSC has a deadline of November 8, 2022, at 16:00 (GMT) for receipt of all required supporting documentation:

• Proof of citizenship or refugee status in an eligible Commonwealth country
• All university academic transcripts
• At least two (2) References