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Funding your MSc in Global Prosperity

There are several different funding and scholarship options available to students who have an offer to study from the IGP

Commonwealth Share Scholarship Scheme for 2019/2020

Are you applying for the MSc Global Prosperity in 2019/2020? You could be eligible for the Commonwealth Shared Scholarships Scheme.

The Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme is a joint initiative between the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (with funding from the Department for International Development (DFID), and UK universities, to support scholarships for students from developing Commonwealth countries who would not otherwise be able to study in the United Kingdom.

The aim of the scheme is to assist students from developing Commonwealth countries who are of excellent academic calibre but for financial reasons would not otherwise be able to afford to study in the United Kingdom. The scheme allows them to benefit from postgraduate study at a university in the United Kingdom which will help them to contribute toward the development of their home countries.

Awards are for taught Master's programmes only, subjects must be related to the economic, social and technological development of a candidate's country. 

Applicants must:

  • Be a Commonwealth citizen, refugee, or British protected person
  • Be permanently resident in a developing Commonwealth country (for a full list of eligible countries, see the Commonwealth Scholarships Commission terms and conditions)
  • Be available to start your academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September/October 2019
  • By August 2019, hold a first degree of either first or upper second class (2:1) classification, or lower second class (2:2) classification plus a relevant postgraduate qualification (usually a Master’s degree)
  • Not have studied or worked for one (academic) year or more in a developed country
  • Be unable, either yourself or through your family, to pay to study in the UK

Applications Open: 12 January 2019 and Close 21 March 2019.

More information on applications can be found here