Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme (DfID)
Closing Date 1 April 2009
Up to seven scholarships are available to candidates from developing
Commonwealth countries to undertake a one-year taught Master's programme of
study at the University of Leeds in a subject related to the economic, social or
technological development of the candidate's home country. Please refer to the list of
participating Schools at the University of Leeds.
The Scholarships, which are funded jointly by the Department for International
Development (DfID) provide maintenance and other allowances, payment of tuition
fees and travel to and from the UK.
An information booklet is available, which gives further information about the scheme
(the updated booklet for Session 2009/10 will be available in due course).
be nationals of (or permanently domiciled in) a Commonwealth developing
country, and not currently be living or studying in a developing country;
hold a first degree which is equivalent to at least a UK Upper Second Class
be no more than 35 years old on commencement of the programme of study
(some preference is given to those aged 30 or below);
meet the University minimum standard of English Language requirements
have not previously studies for one year or more in a developed country;
not be employed by a governmental department (at national level) or a parastatal
organisation (employees of universities are normally acceptable, however);
be able to confirm in writing that neither they or their families would otherwise be
able to pay for their proposed programme of study;
be willing to confirm that they will return to their home country as soon as their
period of study is complete
How to apply for a Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme Award
Candidates should complete an Application Form and Form E (Candidate
Declaration), both should be returned to the Postgraduate Scholarships Office by 1
April 2009. (Please note that applicants should not complete Form D (Institution
Declaration) as this is completed by the University of Leeds).
How to Apply for a Place of Study at Leeds
If you would like to apply for a place on a taught postgraduate degree programme,
you may apply online or download a Taught Study Application Form.
Other Scholarships at the University of Leeds
Details about other Postgraduate Scholarships at the University of Leeds may be
found on the Postgraduate Scholarships Website.