Fully-Funded Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarship 2023

Fully funded Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarship


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About the Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarship

Applications are now open for the Fully Funded Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarship (QECS) for 2022/2023 academic year. The QECS offers a unique opportunity to study a two-year Master’s degree in a low or middle-income Commonwealth country. The scholarship 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.


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Benefits of the Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarship

The fully funded Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarship recipients will receive:

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


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The application for the fully funded Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarship is expected from:

  • Citizens (or those who hold refugee status) in a Commonwealth country.
  • There is no upper age limit to be eligible for a QECS Award.
  • Applicants that have already completed their degree and have graduated with an equivalent of a 2:1 at the time of application. As part of the application process, you will be asked to provide a copy of your final transcript and degree certificate.
  • Interested to study a master’s program in institutions hosted by low and middle-income countries.


Selection Criteria 

The selection committee for the Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarship 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.


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How to apply 

Before submitting an application, applicants are to review the available courses and entry requirements. In addition to the application guidance.

Visit the application portal application form or official portal.


The last day to apply for the scholarship is January 10, 2023.

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