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FAWE COMMONWEALTH SCHOLARSHIP TENABLE IN UK 2023

19 September 2022

Background

FAWE Regional Secretariat will once again be a nominating agency for the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC) in the United Kingdom. FAWE will be partnering with the CSC in nominating 20 female candidates for PhD study and 32 female candidates for Master’s study for the scholarships tenable from September/October 2023. The exercise will involve processing, nominating and electronically submitting names of successful candidates to CSC by Wednesday 14 December 2022 at 16:00 GMT.

Brief Description

The Commonwealth Scholarships are for students from developing commonwealth countries for Master’s (one-year), PhD, and split-site PhD study in the UK. These scholarships are funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID). The prospectus and selection criteria, along with full details of the scholarships and information on how to apply are available for candidates on the Commission’s website at:

https://cscuk.fcdo.gov.uk/about-us/scholarships/

Field(s) of study

All subject areas are eligible for consideration, although the CSC’s selection criteria gives priority to those applications that demonstrate strong relevance to development.

Target Group

The scholarships are targeted to Developing Commonwealth countries, but FAWE will concentrate only on the following member countries that are in the FAWE network.

  • Masters Scholarship

Cameroon, Eswatini, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, The Gambia, Uganda, and Zambia only.

  • PhD Scholarship

Cameroon, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, The Gambia, Uganda and Zambia only.

Eligibility

In addition to the eligibility requirements outlined in the Commonwealth Scholarship Prospectus:

Full eligibility requirements for Master’s candidates are available at:

https://cscuk.fcdo.gov.uk/scholarships/commonwealth-masters-scholarships/

Full eligibility requirements for PhD’s candidates are available at:

https://cscuk.fcdo.gov.uk/scholarships/commonwealth-phd-scholarships-for-leastdeveloped-countries-and fragile-states/

Female candidates are encouraged to apply and priority shall be given to:

  • Candidates who are currently or in the past contributed to FAWENA’s work, mission and vision
  • Past FAWENA beneficiaries/FAWENA scholarship alumni
  • Candidates who have contributed to the promotion of girls’ education, gender equity and equality in education in their current or previous engagements
  • Candidates with first degree in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics are highly encouraged to apply.
  • Candidates who in their application show commitment that they will contribute to FAWENA’s vision and mission within their communities upon completion of the course.

Please note that the deadline for candidates to submit their applications and all supporting documentation through the Commonwealth Scholarship Electronic Application System (EAS) is Tuesday 18 October, 2022 at 16:00 (GMT).

Supporting Documents

For an application to be eligible for consideration, applicants must include the following supporting documents.

  • Proof of citizenship or refugee status-uploaded to the online application system
  • 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
  • References from at least two individuals- submitted directly by the referees to the online application system (referees will be sent an email request).
  • Supporting statement from a proposed supervisor in the UK from at least one of the institutions named on your application form-submitted directly by your proposed supervisor to the online application system (supervisors will be sent an email request) - only applies for PhD applicants.

It is the candidate’s responsibility to ensure that her referees are able to complete the references by the deadline and that they receive the reference requests-Masters Applicants.

It is the candidate’s responsibility to ensure that her referees and proposed supervisor(s) are able to complete the references and supporting statements by the deadline and that they receive the reference and statement requests-PhD Applicants.

The CSC will not accept supporting documentation submitted by nominating agencies or outside the online application system.

Application Instructions:

All applicants will be expected to have completed the CSC application form online by Tuesday 18 October 2022 (16:00 GMT). Information on how to use the EAS, including detailed guides, is available at:

https://cscuk.fcdo.gov.uk/scholarships/commonwealth-masters-scholarships/ (for Masters)

 

https://cscuk.fcdo.gov.uk/scholarship/commonwealth-phd-scholarships-for-leastdeveloped-countries-and-fragile-states/ (for PHD)

 

All nomination applications must be made through FAWE National Chapters in the respective countries by Tuesday 18 October 2022 (16:00 GMT).

Important Information

  • Please note that when applying on online, applicants should select FAWE as nominating Agency

 

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