Commonwealth Shared Scholarship

Masters scholarships for students from the Commonwealth across specific courses

The application deadline has now passed

Receive funding for 100% of your tuition fees, plus return airfare to the UK from your country of residence, a maintenance award and additional allowances.

The University of Nottingham is delighted to offer six Commonwealth Shared Scholarships, in partnership with the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK. These scholarships are co-funded by the UK Government's Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) and the University of Nottingham.


To apply for this scholarship, you must:

  • be a Commonwealth Citizen, refugee or British protected person
  • be permanently resident in an eligible Commonwealth country (see below)
  • be available to start your academic studies in the UK by the start of the academic year in September 2024
  • meet the entry requirements for the specific course, as detailed on our website
  • have made a complete application to the University of Nottingham by the Commonwealth Application deadline (please note, only students with offers for the relevant degree course can be shortlisted)
  • be unable to afford to study in the UK without this scholarship

You must not have studied or worked for an academic year (or more) in a high income country.

Eligible courses

Eligible countries

Please note that only candidates from the eligible countries listed below can apply for Commonwealth Shared Scholarships in 2024/25:

Bangladesh, Belize, Botswana, Cameroon, Dominica, Eswatini, Fiji, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana,India, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati ,Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Montserrat, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Saint Helena, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Togo, Tonga, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Zambia

How to apply

Applications for Commonwealth Shared Scholarships for the 2024/25 academic year are now closed.

The scholarship has helped make what seemed to be an impossible professional dream come to reality. Life will never be the same again for me.
Isata Mandoh, MSc Advanced Nursing
Commonwealth Scholarships website


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