Scholarships from the Commonwealth for 2023–24 (Fully Funded)

Scholarships from the Commonwealth for 2023–24 (Fully Funded)


announcing the opening of applications for the 2023 Commonwealth Scholarships (Master’s and Ph.D.). I’m eager to get to know the Commonwealth’s upcoming generation of changemakers! The Commonwealth is a Fully Funded Scholarship to Finish a Master’s or Ph.D. in the UK. British degree programs. This UK Scholarship is quite distinguished. The UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office is funding this scholarship (FCDO). Every year, they choose more than 200 Commonwealth participants to study in the UK. You can apply without cost.


Please read this post through to the end as I have detailed, step-by-step instructions on how to apply for the Commonwealth Master’s and PhD Scholarships. Scholarships. The Commonwealth Master Scholarship has a one-year duration, whereas the Commonwealth Ph.D. Scholarship has a three-year duration. Please be advised that direct applications for these scholarships are not accepted by The CSC. Read it once more. You must apply through a Nominating agency in your nation because you cannot apply directly. How? We’re going to let you know this.


Details About Commonwealth Scholarships for 2023

  • Country: UK
  • Eligible Countries: Commonwealth Countries
  • Cost: Fully Funded
  • Course Level: Masters, PhD
  • Deadline18th October 2022

Commonwealth Scholarship Financial Coverage

Commonwealth Scholarships in 2023 is Fully Funded by UK Government. It will cover all expenses. Forget to tell you that we have a Live Facebook Session on our Page on 11th September about Commonwealth Scholarship (Follow us on Facebook for Live Session)

  • Approved Round Airfare Tickets from your home country to the UK and return at the end of your award.
  • Approved Full tuition fees.
  • Stipend (living allowance) per month.
  • Warm clothing allowance, where applicable
  • Thesis grant towards the cost of preparing a thesis or dissertation, where applicable
  • Study travel grant towards the cost of study-related travel within the UK or overseas.


Eligibility Criteria

  • 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 unable to afford to study in the UK without this scholarship
  • By October 2023, hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) honors standard, or a second class degree and relevant postgraduate qualification (usually a Master’s degree).
  • Be available to start your academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September 2023

Eligible Countries

There are 54 countries in the Commonwealth, in Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe, and the Pacific. Commonwealth countries are diverse – they are amongst the world’s biggest, smallest, richest, and poorest countries.


The last date to apply online and include all supporting documents for the Commonwealth 2023 Scholarship is 18th October 2022

How to Apply (Understand it carefully)

  • Applications must be made using the CSC’s online application system.
  • Candidates must apply to one of the below-nominating agencies as well as to the CSC. Nominating agencies will then put forward candidates to the CSC. The CSC does not accept direct applications for these scholarships.
  • Each Nominating agency has its own further eligibility criteria.
  • Candidates must complete an application using the CSC’s online application system, in addition to any other application required to be completed by the nominating agency.
  • Agencies will nominate candidates to the CSC by December 2022.
  • Master’s applicants apply here
  • PhD applicants apply here 

Supporting Documentation

Applications must include supporting documentation to be eligible.

  • Proof that the applicant is a citizen or has refugee status in an eligible Commonwealth country: a copy of a valid passport (or national ID card) showing a photograph, date of birth, and country of citizenship
  • Full transcripts detailing all higher education qualifications, including to-date transcripts for any courses currently being studied, with certified translations if not in English
  • References/recommendation letters from at least two individuals on institutional letterhead.

Choosing a University/Course

You may find the following resources useful.

  • Study UK – British Council website, with guidance for international students and a course and institution search
  • Steps to Postgraduate Study – a guide to asking the right questions about taught postgraduate study in the UK
  • – information for postgraduate students, with a course search
  • Prospects – information on postgraduate study in the UK
  • Research Excellent Framework 2021 results  – results of a system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions
  • UCAS Postgraduate  – guidance on how to find and apply for a postgraduate course
  • Unistats – the official website for comparing UK higher education course data
  • UKCISA (UK Council for International Student Affairs) – advice for international students on choosing a course of study.


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