Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships 2023

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The Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships (QECS)  offer a unique opportunity to study a two-year Master’s degree in a low or middle income Commonwealth country.

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.

Through cultural exchange and academic collaboration, Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholars help bring about positive change and find solutions to the shared challenges we face – both in their home countries and those that host them. As an active part of the Commonwealth network, scholars will help shape its future.

Before submitting an application please review the available courses, host institutions and entry requirements below.  We strongly advise applicants to read all of the application guidance and FAQs carefully before starting an application.

Applications are now open and close on 24 May 2023 at 15:00 (UTC).

What does the scholarship cover?

  • Fully-funded tuition fees
  • Living allowance (stipend) for duration of award
  • Return economy flights to host country
  • One-off arrival allowance
  • Research Support Grant (on request only; subject to approval)

Eligibility


Who can apply for a Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarship (QECS)?

Citizens (or those who hold refugee status) in a Commonwealth country are welcome to apply.

YOU CAN STUDY IN THE FOLLOWING UNIVERSITIES AND COURSES

Fiji, Samoa and Vanuatu

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The University of the South Pacific

  • MA Applied Linguistics
  • MA Development Studies
  • MA Diplomacy & International Affairs
  • MA Geography
  • MA Governance
  • MA History
  • MA Journalism
  • MA Linguistics
  • MA Literature
  • MA Major in Education
  • MA Marine Management
  • MA Mathematics
  • MA Pacific Studies
  • MA Politics/ International Affairs
  • MA Social Policy
  • MA Sociology
  • Master of Agriculture (by thesis)
  • Master of Commerce in Accounting (by thesis)
  • Master of Commerce in Economics
  • Master of Commerce in Official Statistics
  • Master of Commerce in Population Studies & Demography
  • Master of Commerce in Professional Accounting
  • Master of Education
  • Master of Environmental Law
  • Master of Law
  • MSc Biology
  • MSc Chemistry
  • MSc Computing Science
  • MSc Earth Science
  • MSc Engineering
  • MSc Environmental Science
  • MSc Geospatial Science
  • MSc Information Systems
  • MSc Marine Science
  • MSc Mathematics
  • MSc Physics
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Contact: anitelu.stjohn@usp.ac.fj

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South Africa

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Stellenbosch University

  • MSc Pharmacology
  • MSc Process Engineering (Chemical Engineering)

University entry requirements

Candidates eligible to apply for a Master’s degree in the Department of Process Engineering include graduates with a four-year undergraduate degree leading to a professional qualification such as BEng and BSc Eng, or graduates with a BSc Honours degree in one of the following fields: computer science, mathematics, applied mathematics, chemistry, biological sciences or physics.

Applicants are required to submit a university application at the same time as their scholarship application. 

Please note that applicants to South Africa will need to complete a SAQA equivalence to be considered for a scholarship as this is required by the South African institutions.

Contact: info@sun.ac.za

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Tshwane University of Technology

University entry requirements

Refer to the Tshwane University of Technology website

Please ensure that the Masters that you select is a maximum of two years in length and that the course title included in your QECS application matches the course title on the university’s website.

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Applicants are required to submit a university application at the same time as their scholarship application. 

Please note that applicants to South Africa will need to complete a SAQA equivalence to be considered for a scholarship as this is required by the South African institutions.

Contact: MohlalaMF@tut.ac.za

Apply now

University of Pretoria

University entry requirements

Please ensure that the Masters that you select is a maximum of two years in length and that the course title included in your QECS application matches the course title on the university’s website.

Applicants are required to submit a university application at the same time as their scholarship application. 

Please note that applicants to South Africa will need to complete a SAQA equivalence to be considered for a scholarship as this is required by the South African institutions.

Contact: ssc@up.ac.za

Apply now

Sri Lanka

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University of Colombo

  • MSc Molecular Life Sciences
  • MSc Cellular and Molecular Immunology

University entry requirements

Applicants are required to submit a university application at the same time as their scholarship application. 

Contact: info@ibmbb.cmb.ac.lk

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University of Sri Jayewardenepura

  • MBA Master of Business Administration

University entry requirements

Applicants are required to submit a university application at the same time as their scholarship application. 

Contact: admin@pim.sjp.ac.lk

Apply now

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