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Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarship 2020

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The Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarship is a fully-funded scholarships for citizens of the commonwealth countries to study in a low/medium income country.


A Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarship is a unique opportunity to study for a two-years Master’s degree in low or middle-income country of the Commonwealth. This scholarship is aimed at students who are committed to creating change in their communities, the scholarships are a life-changing opportunity to experience a new country and culture, to broaden horizons, and to build a global network that will last a lifetime.

Through cultural exchange and academic collaboration, Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholars help bring about positive change and find solutions to the shared challenges we face – both in their home countries and those that host them. As an active part of the Commonwealth network, scholars will help shape its future.

Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarship was founded on the idea that students should receive the chance to get a Master’s degree that will enable effect change in the world and more importantly, their communities. The Scholarship carves its uniqueness from the luxury of care given to students in terms of allowance and taking over the finance. You must have been wondering about the Host universities.  See Norway’s top 14 universities…




Masters Degree only


Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships sponsor Master’s Degrees in a broad range of subject areas.

The subject areas available differ according to the Host University and/or Country.


To be qualified for the Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarship, Applicants must

  • Citizens (or those who hold refugee status) in a Commonwealth country are welcome to apply.
  • Apply for a QECS award in a country other than their home country/country of citizenship.
  •  Have already completed your degree and have graduated with an equivalent of a 2:1 at the time of application


The Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth scholarship covers

  • Fully-funded tuition fees
  • Living expenses allowance (stipend) for duration of award
  • Return economy flights to their host country
  • An arrival allowance
  • Research support grant – on request only; subject to approval


9 July 2020 4:00 (UTC +1) .


  • Sri Lanka
  • South Pacific
  • South Africa
  • Namibia
  • Papau New Guinea


The selection committee assesses applications using four key criteria:

  • Academic history/references
  • Plan of Study
  • Development Impact and Post Study Outreach
  • Creating Networks

For an application to be considered for selection, applicants must ensure that:

  • Their personal statement is written clearly so that a non-specialist can understand what the aims of the research are and how they will be implemented
  • They clearly outline why they are applying to the courses and institutions listed on their application form. You must tailor these answers to each institution – if you write the same answer for each course/institution or copy and paste text from university websites, then your application will not be considered.
  • They meet all the eligibility requirements for their chosen university course, including having the necessary work experience
  • Two referees are identified and references are provided– references should be detailed and include the content outlined on the application form
  • Include full details about marks/grades gained for particular degrees. Applicants are strongly encouraged to ensure that full supporting documentation is provided at the time of application, in the form of an official transcript.

We strongly advise all applicants to read all of the instructions and FAQs carefully before starting their application, and then complete all of the questions fully.


Visit the official website to access the application form. The application form consists of the following sections

  • Eligibility
  • Personal Details
  • Academic & Employment Record
  • Course at host university details
  • Statements
  • Upload supporting documents

See how to write a killer personal Statement.

Visit the official website for more information