Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships provided tuition fee support for up to a maximum of £18,000 on selected distance/online programmes. The eligible programmes at the University of Aberdeen are the Master of Public Health and the Master of Clinical Nutrition.
Please note this scholarship open for applications from 24 February 2020.
The Scholarships are for candidates from least developed and lower middle income Commonwealth countries, for part time Master's study by distance/online learning on selected courses commencing in September 2020.
There are 5 Scholarships offered for September 2020.
To apply for these scholarships, you must:
- Have applied for, and hold an offer of admission with no outstanding conditions, to either the Master of Public Health or the Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition. You must have applied to undertake these programmes on a distance/online part time basis.
- Be a citizen of or have been granted refugee status by an eligible Commonwealth country, or be a British Protected Person
- Be permanently resident in an eligible Commonwealth country
- Hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) standard; a lower qualification and sufficient relevant experience may be considered in certain cases
- Be unable to afford to study your chosen course without this scholarship.
Selection criteria include:
- Academic merit of the candidate
- Potential impact of the work on the development of the candidate's home country
- An unconditional offer of admission for online study to either the Master of Public Health or the Master Science in Clinical Nutrition
To be considered for funding, candidates must have:
- Have applied for, and hold an offer of admission with no outstanding conditions, to either the Master of Public Health or the Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition by Monday 30 March 2020.
- Submitted a separate application for funding through the Commonwealth Commission's Electronic Application System by Monday 6 April 2020. No late applications can be accepted. The EAS system will open for applications on 24 February 2020. Access will be available here
- Details of how to apply for admission to the University can be found here
Please note that when applying for admission to the University you should include a personal statement to expand on your motivation for choosing the programme you have applied for and the benefit that it will bring to you. The personal statement should also evidence your inability to afford study without the Scholarship
6th of April 2020
- Papua New Guinea
- Sierra Leone
- Solomon Islands
- Sri Lanka