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Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships

The Global Development Institute (GDI) is pleased to announce the availability of five scholarships for distance learning, funded by the Commonwealth Scholarships Commission (CSC).

These are for applicants from developing Commonwealth countries, covering all tuition fee costs for the MSc in Management and Information Systems (Distance Learning), commencing in January 2018.

Eligibility for the scholarships is as follows:

  1. Applicants must meet the entry requirements for the MSc M&IS (DL) including a first degree of 2.1 standard or above and English language qualification.
  2. Applicants must hold an unconditional offer for the MSc M&IS (DL) programme.
  3. Applicants must also meet the CSC entry requirements that they are a citizen of developing Commonwealth country (see list below), refugee, or British protected person; and a permanent resident in a developing Commonwealth country for the duration of the MSc programme.

How to apply

Applicants must apply for both the MSc M&IS (DL) programme and (separately) for the CSC scholarship:

The closing date for CSC scholarship application is 12 May 2017.  In order to ensure that the necessary MSc M&IS (DL) offer has been received, applicants are advised to apply as early as possible, and not later than 14 April 2017.

Eligible countries for CSC scholarships

Anguilla Kiribati Samoa
Antigua and Barbuda Lesotho Seychelles
Bangladesh Malawi Sierra Leone
Barbados Malaysia Solomon Islands
Belize Maldives South Africa
Bermuda Mauritius Sri Lanka
Botswana Montserrat Swaziland
Cameroon Mozambique Tanzania
Cayman Islands Namibia Tonga
Dominica Nauru Trinidad and Tobago
Falkland Islands Nigeria Turks and Caicos
Fiji Pakistan Tuvalu
Ghana Papua New Guinea Uganda
Gibraltar Pitcairn Islands Vanuatu
Grenada Rwanda Virgin Islands (British)
Guyana St Helena Zambia
India St Kitts and Nevis Zimbabwe*
Jamaica St Lucia
Kenya St Vincent and The Grenadines

* Awards offered to build the capacity of civil society organisations