06 September 2013

Commonwealth Scholarships

This scholarship is for students intending to get a masters or doctorate degree from a UK university. This scholarship is of  two type:

Deadline: December 3,  2013

How it works

There is a nominating agency for Commonwealth Scholarships in each Commonwealth country. In addition, universities and university bodies in a number of developing Commonwealth countries are invited to nominate  candidates to the CSC.

For  intending Nigerians applicants should contact the federal scholarship board for a list of nominating institutions

Federal Scholarship Board
Plot 245 Samuel Ademulegun Street
Central Business District
Abuja, FCT
Tel: 0803 787 1907

Instruction on how to apply

Applications are evaluated based on the following:

  • Academic merit of the candidate
  • Quality of the proposal
  • Likely impact of the work on the development of the candidate’s home country

Applicants should know that not all UK institutions are supported, for a list of participating UK universities
please Click here
All applications must be made through your nominating agency (or university/university body, if applicable) in your home country. You must check with them in the first instance for specific advice on how to make an application and for their own closing date. The CSC cannot accept any applications direct from candidates.

The CSC expects all Commonwealth Scholarship candidates to be nominated by an approved nominating agency/university/university body, and to have completed an application form using our Electronic Application System (EAS).

Full help on how to apply using the EAS is provided in our guides, which should be read in full before making any attempt to use the EAS.

The EAS will close to applicants on 3 December 2013 and no further applications can be made after that date. The CSC will not accept any applications which are not submitted via the EAS to the nominating agency/university/university body in the candidate’s home country.

Applicants are advised to download the scholarship prospectus from this link

 Click link for official scholarship announcement.