Commonwealth Shared Scholarships are for candidates from least developed and lower-middle income Commonwealth countries, for full-time Master’s study on selected courses, jointly supported by UK universities.
Funded by the UK Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and LSHTM, the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme (CSS) enables talented and motivated individuals to gain the knowledge and skills required to support sustainable development. These scholarships are aimed at talented individuals who have the potential to make change, and who could not otherwise afford to study in the UK.
This year, Commonwealth Scholarship Commission UK (CSC) and LSHTM are offering two scholarship awards under the CSC ‘Strengthening health systems and capacity’ theme for MSc Public Health for Development programme. LSHTM has a preference for applicants from The Gambia and Uganda for these two awards.
About London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)
Founded in 1899 at the London Docks, LSHTM is now based in Bloomsbury, where it has two main sites at Keppel Street and Tavistock Place, and additional sites in The Gambia and Uganda. Today, our staff, students and alumni work in government, academia, international agencies and health services across the world. Learn more about the history of LSHTM.
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Commonwealth Shared Scholarships (PH4D)
Aim and Benefits of Commonwealth Shared Scholarships (PH4D)
Each scholarship award will provide:
- CSC-approved air ticket from the nearest international airport in the student’s home country to London, and return air ticket at the end of the award, for the student
- MSc Public Health for Development tuition fees (at the overseas fee rate, and including the mandatory field trip fee)
- GBP 1,390.00 monthly maintenance stipend (London metropolitan area rate)
- Warm clothing allowance, where applicable
- Reimbursement of mandatory tuberculosis (TB) test fees, when required for a visa application, at a pre-determined amount set by the CSC
- Grants to contribute towards study-related costs (thesis grant and study travel grant)
- Excess baggage allowance for return home up to the specific rate as set by the CSC
- Disability Support Allowance for personal living costs (if eligible)
- For Scholars who are widowed, divorced, or a single parent, child allowance of GBP 485.00 per month for the first child, and GBP 120.00 per month for the second and third child under the age of 16, if the children accompany the student and are living with them at the same address in the UK.
Amounts quoted are at the 2021-22 UK HMG rates. These are subject to an annual increase. 2022-23 rates will be released by CSC in due course.
Requirements for Commonwealth Shared Scholarships (PH4D) Qualification
To be eligible to apply for these scholarships applicants must meet every one of the eligibility criteria below and complete both application steps by the scholarship application deadline of 16:00 (GMT) on Monday 20 December 2021.
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- Applicants must be a citizen of or have been granted refugee status by an eligible Commonwealth country*, or be a British Protected Person.
- Applicants must be permanently and continually resident in an eligible Commonwealth country*.
- Applicants must be available to start their academic studies in the UK at the start of the 2022-23 academic year (September 2022).
- Applicants must hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) standard, or a lower second class level (2:2) plus a relevant postgraduate qualification (usually a Master’s degree) by September 2022. CSC cannot accept work experience in lieu of this minimum academic qualification. Neither will CSC fund a second UK Master’s degree, unless suitable justification for this is submitted. Please do not apply unless you meet the CSC minimum requirements.
- Applicants must be sufficiently fluent in English to pursue their proposed course of study and meet LSHTM’s English language proficiency requirements.
- Applicants must not have studied for one academic year or more in a high-income country (for CSC purposes this is classified as a country which does not appear on the DAC list of ODA recipients).
- Applicants must not have worked for one year or more in a high-income country (for CSC purposes this is classified as a country which does not appear on the DAC list of ODA recipients).
- Applicants must confirm that neither they nor their families would otherwise be able to afford to study in the UK without this scholarship.
- Applicants must commit to return to their home country within one month of the end of the end of their award.
- Applicants must supply all supporting documentation in the required format.
Application DeadlineDecember 20, 2021
How to Apply
The application process has two steps. To be considered for this funding, applicants must meet all eligibility criteria and complete both application steps outlined below by the scholarship application deadline of 16:00 (GMT) on Monday 20 December 2021.
Submit a complete application for study for 2022-23 MSc Public Health for Development.
Submit a complete CSS application for funding via the CSC’s online application system.
For more details, visit LSHTM website.