Application deadline: Wednesday 15 May 2024
The Commonwealth of International States (CIS) Postgraduate Excellence Award is the University of Nottingham’s scholarship award, designed to support international students who have achieved academic excellence and show true passion for their chosen field of study. We're offering scholarships covering a contribution of £4,000 towards full-time masters tuition fees for high-achieving international students who live in countries within the Commonwealth of Independent States.
To apply for this scholarship, you must:
- be domiciled in one of the countries listed below
- be classed as an overseas student for fee purposes
- hold an offer to start a full-time masters (including MRes) for 2024/25 in any subject area at the University of Nottingham UK
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.
How to apply
Apply through NottinghamHub
You must apply for and receive an offer to study a full-time masters (including MRes) for 2024/25 at the University of Nottingham before applying for this scholarship. Search for courses and find out how to apply.
If you have an offer for a taught masters course, you can apply through the scholarships section of our application system, NottinghamHub.
If you have an offer for an MRes course, email the scholarships team on email@example.com for instructions on how to apply.
In your application, you will be asked about your achievements, study plans, reasons for choosing to study with us and details of predicted grades (if applicable). Make sure you have enough time to prepare strong answers. We will assess your responses and academic merit when making scholarship decisions.
Please note that there is a strict word count limit for all questions, which is outlined at the end of each question. The system does not automatically limit this, so you would be encouraged to check your application before you submit. Any responses submitted that exceed the outlined word count may not be reviewed.
You do not need to respond to your offer before submitting your application for this scholarship, however awards will only be made to students who accept their offer to study with us. We will contact you towards end July 2024 to confirm the outcome of your application.
If you are awarded this scholarship, it will be deducted from the tuition fees charged to you as a student at the University of Nottingham. We will not pay tuition fee scholarships to you directly.
In some cases students are eligible to apply for more than one University of Nottingham award. You may also be eligible to apply for our Developing Solutions Masters Scholarship, but please note that while the Postgraduate Excellence Award is a merit-based scholarship, the Developing Solutions scholarship is a specialised award that requires students to demonstrate vision, passion, and a plan for a specific developing solution. It is possible to apply for and be considered for both of these scholarships, however if successful you will only be awarded one.
In no scenario would a Developing Solutions Award be combined with a Postgraduate Excellence Award, and in the unlikely event you were to be offered both, the highest value award would take precedent. Very occasionally students may be offered a Postgraduate Excellence or Developing Solutions Award alongside another scholarship eg from their Academic School, or a Sporting award. To maximise the reach of University's Scholarships offering, we aim not to double award, but in exceptional cases this may be possible where the combined total does not exceed 100% of tuition fees.
Check our frequently asked questions, scholarship application guidance notes and scholarship terms and conditions for further information.
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