Commonwealth Split-Site Scholarship 2021 [Fully Funded]: Apply by Aug 13

Purposes are invited from eligible candidates for the Commonwealth Break up-Website Scholarship 2021.


Funded by the UK International Commonwealth and Growth Workplace (FCDO), Commonwealth Break up-site Students hips allow proficient and motivated people to realize the data and abilities required for sustainable improvement, and are geared toward those that couldn’t in any other case afford to review within the UK.

  • Objective: To widen entry to UK tools and experience for top of the range doctoral candidates from low- and middle-income Commonwealth international locations, and to contribute to UK and Commonwealth increased schooling and analysis via collaboration and partnerships.
  • Meant beneficiaries: Excessive-quality graduates whose proposed analysis has a developmental focus and who’ve the potential to change into influential academics or researchers of their residence international locations.

To use for these fellowships, potential Host organisations should:

  • Be a citizen of or have been granted refugee standing by an eligible Commonwealth nation, or be a British Protected Particular person
  • Be completely resident in an eligible Commonwealth nation
  • Be registered for a PhD at a college in an eligible Commonwealth nation by the point your scholarship is confirmed (September 2021)
  • Be sure that an institutional or departmental hyperlink exists between your private home college and your proposed UK college. This hyperlink should be larger than merely a collaboration between people – see part on ‘Tenure and placement’ for additional particulars. Each supervisors should present a supporting assertion which offers additional particulars of the hyperlink to make sure your utility is eligible.
  • Be accessible to begin your tutorial research within the UK by January 2022
  • By December 2021, maintain a primary diploma of no less than higher second class (2:1) honours normal, or a second-class diploma and a related postgraduate qualification (normally a Grasp’s diploma)
  • Be unable to afford to review within the UK with out this scholarship
Tenure and Placement
  • Awards are tenable for a 12-month interval of research at any authorized UK college or increased schooling establishment with which the CSC has an element funding settlement (as talked about beforehand) for a particular programme of analysis.
  • Your remaining qualification can be awarded by your private home nation college (not your proposed UK college). This scholarship is not going to help your interval of research at your private home nation college. Funding is not going to be prolonged to allow candidates to finish a qualification along with or increased than that for which the choice was made nor for research in direction of a PhD at a UK establishment. Awards are made in respect of full-time research solely and no different course of research could also be undertaken on the identical time.
  • Your utility should be made within the context of an institutional or departmental hyperlink between your private home college and your proposed UK college already in operation or at present underneath negotiation. This hyperlink should be larger than merely a collaboration between people. It is vitally essential that each your supervisor in your house nation and your proposed supervisor within the UK present supporting statements that spotlight present institutional hyperlinks and collaboration. Purposes with out each statements can be thought of ineligible.
  • The 12-month interval of research within the UK supported by the scholarship could be divided right into a most of two durations of research. If divided into two durations, a most of 12 months between durations within the UK is permitted. Often, you’ll be anticipated to spend a interval of no less than 6 months in your house nation between visits to the UK. If lower than 6 months is required between visits, additional justification as to why this may be useful can be required in your research plan.
  • The CSC wouldn’t usually fund a Break up-Website Scholarship throughout the first 6 months of PhD registration, to make sure that the route of the PhD has already been established along with your private home supervisor. In case you select to use for a scholarship throughout the first 6 months of your PhD registration, you’ll need to justify why this may be useful in your research plan. In any other case, the 12-month interval of research within the UK could be taken at any stage throughout your PhD research, offering that is justified in your research plan.
  • In case you have not already began your PhD on the time of your utility, you’ll solely be eligible to spend a most of six months within the UK in your first yr of research.
  • Break up-site scholarships are meant to offer entry to particular experience or tools that may not in any other case be accessible in your house nation. Purposes clearly demonstrating the particular worth of finding out within the UK to your analysis can be appeared upon favourably, in addition to how your work will help ongoing analysis hyperlinks. Purposes that embody a big proportion of exercise reminiscent of literature evaluations or desk analysis are unlikely to be supported.
  • The CSC will make the ultimate resolution on establishment of research and reserves the precise to overrule any preferences indicated by the candidate. The CSC will think about the suitability of the course and its worth for cash when deciding on any overrule. The CSC is not going to change the college of a provisionally chosen candidate after the purpose of choice until distinctive data turns into accessible that might not have been foreseen on the time of utility.
Worth of the Scholarship

Every fellowship offers:

  • Authorized airfare from your private home nation to the UK and return on the finish of your award (the CSC is not going to reimburse the price of fares for dependants, nor the price of journeys made earlier than your award is confirmed)
  • Authorized tuition charges
  • Stipend (dwelling allowance) on the charge of £1,116 monthly, or £1,369 monthly for these at universities within the London metropolitan space (charges quoted at 2020-2021 ranges)
  • Heat clothes allowance, the place relevant
  • Examine journey grant in direction of the price of study-related journey throughout the UK or abroad
  • If you’re widowed, divorced, or a single dad or mum, youngster allowance of £478 monthly for the primary youngster, and £118 monthly for the second and third youngster underneath the age of 16, if you’re accompanied by your youngsters and they’re dwelling with you on the identical deal with within the UK
Choice Course of

Purposes can be thought of in line with the next choice standards:

  • Tutorial benefit of the candidate
  • High quality of the analysis proposal
  • Potential impression on the event of the candidate’s residence nation
Easy methods to Apply?

candidates can apply for the scholarship via this link.

Utility Deadline

Aug 13, 2021

Click here to view the official notification for the Commonwealth Split-Site Scholarship 2021.

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