Top 20 Yearly Scholarships/Fellowships/Award Opportunities for Commonwealth Countries.

The Commonwealth is a voluntary association of 53 independent and equal sovereign states. It is home to 2.2 billion citizens, of which over 60% are under the age of 30. The Commonwealth includes some of the world’s largest, smallest, richest and poorest countries, spanning five regions. Thirty-one of its members are small states, many of them island nations.
The Commonwealth Day is celebrated by young people, schools, communities and civil society organisations every year on the second Monday in March. In the spirit of the Commonwealth Week, there are various Scholarships, Fellowships, Awards, Contests that are specifically targeted towards Commonwealth Countries/Professionals and students.
Here is a list of Top opportunities for Commonwealth Countries:

1. Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships

Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships support candidates to study Master’s degree courses that are either offered in partnership with universities in developing countries, or delivered directly by UK institutions.

Visit the Official Webpage of the Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships

2. Commonwealth Shared Scholarships for students from developing countries to study in the United Kingdom

Commonwealth Shared Scholarships support Master’s study and are offered by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in partnership with UK universities. The scholarships are intended for students from developing countries who would not otherwise be able to afford to study in the UK, to gain skills and knowledge which will allow them to contribute to the development of their home countries.

Visit the Official Webpage of the Commonwealth Shared Scholarships

 

3. 105 Developing Solutions Masters Scholarships for Study in the United Kingdom

The University of Nottingham Developing Solutions Master’s Scholarships programme is offered yearly to students who are nationals of Africa, India and some commonwealth countries and who want to make a difference in the development of their home country.

Visit the Official Webpage of the 105 Developing Solutions Masters Scholarships

4. New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP)

As part of the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP), New Zealand offers New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarships to candidates from developing Commonwealth countries for postgraduate study (Master’s and PhD) in New Zealand universities on a contestable basis. New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarships are highly competitive and for top level graduates.

5. Commonwealth Scholarships for Master’s and PhD study – developing Commonwealth country citizens

The Commonwealth Scholarships for Master’s and PhD study in the UK are offered for citizens of developing Commonwealth countries. These scholarships are funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID).

Visit the Official Webpage of the Commonwealth Scholarships for Master’s and PhD study

6 . Commonwealth Medical Fellowships for Doctors and Dentists from Developing Commonwealth Countries

Commonwealth Medical Fellowships are offered to doctors and dentists from developing Commonwealth countries to enable them to spend between three and six months at a UK hospital undertaking a programme designed to enhance their clinical skills. These fellowships are funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID).

Visit the Official Webpage of the Commonwealth Medical Fellowships

7. Malaysian Commonwealth Scholarships

The Malaysian Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) are awarded by the Malaysian Government to the nominated students from the Commonwealth countries to study at the post-graduate level in Malaysia.

Visit the Official Webpage of the Malaysian Commonwealth Scholarships

8. Commonwealth Academic Fellowships

Commonwealth Academic Fellowships for mid-career academics from developing Commonwealth countries are offered to enable award holders to spend three months at a UK university updating their skills and knowledge. These fellowships are funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID).

Visit the Official Webpage of the Commonwealth Academic Fellowships

9. Chevening UK Government’s Scholarship Awards for Commonwealth Countries

Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship programme. Chevening is a merit based, open, international competition. The Scholarships are awarded to talented individuals who demonstrate the potential to become future leaders, decision- makers and opinion formers .

Visit the Official Webpage of the Chevening UK Government’s Scholarship Awards
10. Commonwealth Scholarships in low and middle income countries

The Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) is a unique programme. Since its establishment in 1959, it has provided opportunities for over 30,000 citizens of all Commonwealth countries to study in other member countries.

Since the scholarships have traditionally been supported by host governments, the overwhelming majority have been hosted by developed Commonwealth countries. Now, following the establishment of the CSFP endowment fund in 2009, a new strand of Commonwealth Scholarships located in low and middle income countries is available.

11. Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition for Young Writers from Commonwealth Nations

Run by the Royal Commonwealth Society since 1883, the Commonwealth Essay Competition is the world’s oldest and largest schools’ international writing competition. It provides a platform for young people to compete with their peers in a truly global environment.

Visit the Official Webpage of the  Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition

12. Singapore Commonwealth Scholarships at National University of Singapore (NUS)

The Commonwealth Scholarship is awarded to talented students with an aptitude for innovative, high calibre PhD research.

13. 33Fifty Commonwealth Youth Leadership Programme

33Fifty is a leadership programme for young Commonwealth leaders aged between 18 and 25. The name comes from the fact that 33% of the world’s population lives in the Commonwealth, and 50% of those are under 25.

33Fifty aims to develop young leaders to bring people together, reconcile differences, lead change and use the Commonwealth’s networks effectively

Visit the Official Webpage of the 33Fifty Commonwealth Youth Leadership Programme

14. Commonwealth Foundation Grants Programme for Civil Society Organizations

The Commonwealth Foundation awards funding for sustainable development projects that contribute to effective, responsive and accountable governance with civil society participation.

Visit the Official Webpage of the Commonwealth Foundation Grants Programme

15. Commonwealth Short Story Prize Writing Contest for unpublished short fiction(  £15,000 in Cash Prize).

The Commonwealth Short Story Prize is an annual award for unpublished short fiction administered and funded by the Commonwealth Foundation. The Commonwealth Short Story Prize is part of Commonwealth Writers, the cultural initiative of the Commonwealth Foundation.

Visit the Official Webpage of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize

16 . Commonwealth Youth Awards for Excellence in Development Work

The Commonwealth Youth Award for Excellence in Development Work is funded by the Commonwealth Youth Programme (CYP) of the Commonwealth Secretariat. The CYP works with 53 Commonwealth member countries across Asia, Africa, Europe, the Pacific, the Caribbean and the Americas.
The Commonwealth is  looking for young people aged between 15 and 29 years, whose development work demonstrates the Commonwealth’s Plan of Action for Youth Empowerment.Visit the Official Webpage of the Commonwealth Youth Awards for Excellence in Development Work

17. Commonwealth Law Student Essay Competition

The competition is open to all students registered on an undergraduate law degree course within a Higher Education Institution in a Commonwealth Nations.

Visit the Official Webpage of the Commonwealth Law Student Essay Competition

 

18. Commonwealth Youth Worker Awards

The Commonwealth Youth Worker Awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of those at the cutting edge of youth work. The international recognition that flows from these awards allows the winners to act as champions for their profession and inspire many others who work with young people.

Visit the Official Webpage of the Commonwealth Youth Worker Awards

19.  Queen’s Young Leaders Programme

The Queen’s Young Leaders Programme is searching for inspirational young people across the Commonwealth who are making a difference in their communities.

Exceptional people aged 18-29 will receive awards for leading the way where they live, in honour of Her Majesty The Queen’s 60-year contribution to the Commonwealth.

Visit the Official Webpage of the Queen’s Young Leaders Programme

20.Commonwealth Professional Fellowships Programme

Commonwealth Professional Fellowships support mid-career professionals from developing Commonwealth countries to spend a period of time with a UK host organisation working in their field for a programme of professional development.

Visit the Official Webpage of the Commonwealth Professional Fellowships

 

 

 

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