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Online application is invited from Indian national for the ‘2018 COMMONWEALTH
SCHOLARSHIP IN THE UNITED KINGDOM’ for the Master’s & Doctoral degree programme. The study will commence in September/October 2018.

Level of course

  • Master’s Course (one year)
    Master Degree programs which are less than 2 years in duration, are not
    equivalent to Master Degree in India.
  • Doctoral degree (up to three/four years’ duration)
    CSC would fund only few candidates for 4-year PhD programme. The candidates are advised to choose at least one 3-year PhD option also.

Eligibility

  • Age: The age of the candidate must not exceed 40 years (as on 7th February, 2018).
  • Minimum qualifications
  • Academic merit
  • For Master’s course:
    One should have completed or is expected to complete the Bachelor Degree by
    October, 2018. The academic qualification must have direct and applied
    relevance to the development theme selected by the candidate. Minimum
    eligibility is 60% or above marks in Social Science subjects and 65% or above marks
    in Science subjects.
  • For Ph.D. degree:
    One should have completed or is expected to complete the Master Degree/Qualifying
    Exam, by October, 2018. The academic qualification must have direct and applied
    relevance to the development theme selected by the candidate. Minimum
    eligibility is 60% or above marks in Social Science subjects and 65% or above marks
    in Science subjects.
  • Candidates who have already been abroad for studies/training/ specialization either on
    scholarships or on their own, for a period exceeding six months are eligible to apply,
    if they have been in India for at least two consecutive years as on 7th February, 2018
    after returning from abroad.
  • Candidates are required to give a write up of their Plan of Study (for Masters)
    /Research Proposals (for PhD), containing maximum of 300 words and 750 words respectively.

Scholarship would be offered under following development themes and all candidates
must apply under one of the themes:

  • Science and technology for development
  • Strengthening health systems and capacity
  • Promoting global prosperity
  • Strengthening global peace, security and governance
  • Strengthening resilience and response to crises
  • Access, inclusion and opportunity.

Application

Candidates are required to apply online at the following portals:

  • Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), here.
  • Commonwealth Scholarship Commission’s Electronic Application System, here.

Important Dates

  • Last date for application through Ministry of Human Resource Development portal: Feb 7 (till 3 PM)
  • Last date for application through CSC’s Electronic Application System: Feb 22

Contact

For any queries, contact

Ghanshyam
Under Secretary (Scholarship)
011 26172492

For any further information, visit here

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