Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships 2022 for Masters Study in the UK

If you are a Commonwealth country's permanent resident, who is looking for scholarship opportunities, this one might be for you.

The Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships are for candidates from least developed, low and lower-middle-income Commonwealth countries. These scholarships are for part-time distance learning Master’s study offered by the United Kingdom universities and funded by the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office.

If you are a postgraduate student who wishes to stay in their home country while studying and wants to help develop it with the skills and knowledge that this scholarship will help to acquire, then keep on reading to learn more about this opportunity.


This scholarship covers tuition fees and study grants if required. However, no other scholarships or awards can be held simultaneously.

The Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships are offered under six CSC Development themes:

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



To be eligible for a Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarship, a candidate should:

  • be a citizen or have been granted refugee status by an eligible Commonwealth country, or be a British Protected Person
  • be a permanent resident in a developing Commonwealth country
  • hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) standard. A lower qualification and sufficient relevant experience may be considered in certain cases
  • be unable to afford to study the program without this scholarship



The applications are due March 15, 2022.



To learn more about this scholarship opportunity and to see the list of participating universities and courses, check out the Commonwealth Scholarships website.


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If you are looking for other scholarships you might be interested in this:

United Nations Graduate Study Program 2022

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