Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships give talented students from anywhere in the Commonwealth the opportunity to gain a Master’s degree while developing new skills, experiencing life in another country, and building their global networks.
Scholarships are for students committed to creating change in their communities and contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The scholarships are named in honour of Her Majesty The Queen, Head of the Commonwealth and ACU Patron, and are fully funded and supported by numerous Commonwealth governments.
By 2025, the Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarship scheme will have created opportunities for up to 150 future leaders, by offering fully-funded scholarships at leading ACU member universities in low and middle-income countries (LMICs) across the Commonwealth.
Scholars will join an active international alumni network of more than 35,000 individuals who have benefitted from the life-changing opportunities a Commonwealth Scholarship offers and will contribute to the development of the future Commonwealth.
Established in 1913, the Association of Commonwealth Universities is the world’s first international university network and remains the only accredited organisation representing higher education across the Commonwealth.
Founded to lead ‘common action in matters of common interest’, the ACU is governed by its member institutions through an elected Council. A UK-registered charity, it received a royal charter in 1963 and, in 1986, Her Majesty The Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, became its Patron.
Today, the ACU champions higher education as a force for good in the Commonwealth. Among its key principles is the value of higher education to society or its role ‘as a common good’, and the conviction that this value is enhanced by international collaboration.
The Commonwealth – with its shared language, structures, and academic traditions – offers a powerful advantage, paving the way to ease of working together and creating valuable opportunities for collaborative research and student/staff mobility.
- The scholarships are fully-funded
- Providing full tuition fees
- A return economy flight
- An arrival allowance
- A regular stipend (living allowance).
- They are for Master’s courses only and are not applicable to distance learning courses.
- Applicants must be a citizen of a Commonwealth country, other than the host country.
- Applicants must hold a Bachelors degree of at least upper second level.
Eligible Regions: Commonwealth Countries (Other than the host country)
- Download the application form, and complete it in as much detail as possible.
As well as the application form, applicants must submit the following:
- High school certificates
- Undergraduate transcripts and graduation certificate
- At least one academic reference
- Scan of passport or national ID card
- Proof of English language ability if English is not your first language
- University offer letter for the course you have applied for if you already have one
For more details please click on this link: https://www.acu.ac.uk/scholarships/queen-elizabeth-commonwealth-scholarships/
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