Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships (for low and middle income countries)

Commonwealth Scholarship Commission

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Grant amount: £12,516 - £15,348

Next deadline: Nov 6, 2020 8:00am PST (Pre proposal)

Later deadlines: Nov 27, 2020 8:00am PST (Full proposal)

Applicant type: PhD Student

Funding uses: Scholarship

Location of project: United Kingdom

Location of residency: Antigua and Barbuda; Bangladesh; Belize; Botswana; Cameroon Show all

Location of citizenship: Antigua and Barbuda; Bangladesh; Belize; Botswana; Cameroon Show all

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Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships are for PhD candidates from low and middle income Commonwealth countries, to spend up to 12 months at a UK university as part of their doctoral studies in their home country.

Funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), 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. These scholarships are offered under six themes:

  • Science and technology for development
  • Strengthening health systems and capacity
  • Promoting global prosperity
  • Strengthening global peace, security and governance
  • Strengthening resilience and response to crises
  • Access, inclusion and opportunity

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • These scholarships are for:
    • Applicants who are citizens of or have been granted refugee status by an eligible Commonwealth country, or be a British Protected Person
    • 12 months study at a UK university as part of an applicant’s doctoral studies in their home country, starting in October 2020
    • Applicants who are registered (or will be registered by September 2020) for a PhD at a university in an eligible Commonwealth country
    • Study at a UK university with which your home university has an established institutional or departmental link
    • Study at a UK university which has a part funding agreement with the CSC. View a full list of UK universities with part funding agreements
  • Full eligibility criteria is included in the terms and conditions.


  • Applications without supporting statements from both your home country supervisor and your proposed UK supervisor will be considered ineligible.
  • The scholarship does not support your period of study at your home country university.