Friday, January 25, 2013

Commonwealth Scholarships United Kingdom Awards 2013


Commonwealth Scholarships United Kingdom Awards 2013

Commonwealth Scholarships United Kingdom Awards 2013
Commonwealth Scholarships United Kingdom Awards 2013
INTRODUCTION 
Commonwealth Scholarships United Kingdom, Since their inception in 1959, some 27,000 individuals have benefited from the award of Commonwealth Scholarships and Fellowships to pursue advanced academic study in other Commonwealth countries. About two thirds of awards have been tenable in the United Kingdom. The vast majority of award holders have returned to make a significant contrib -ution to their home countries, in many cases at the highest level, making the award scheme one of the largest and most prestigious in the world.

Commonwealth Scholarships United Kingdom Awards 2013

This prospectus describes the Commonwealth Scholarships offered by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom for citizens of other Commonwealth countries in 2013-2014. Separate programmes and prospectuses exist for the scholarships offered by distance learning and on a shared funding basis, and for short mid-career fellowships, both academic and professional, offered by the Common -wealth Scholarship Commission. Please visit the CSC website at www.dfid.gov.uk/cscuk for details of these programmes. For information on Commonwealth Scholarships offered by other Commonwealth countries, please visit the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) website at www.csfp-online.org The secretariat of the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom is provided by the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), which is responsible for all matters concerning selection and academic studies. The British Council is responsible for payments to scholars, and for arranging travel, reception and other support services for them.

ELIGIBILITY
To apply for the awards covered in this prospectus, candidates should:
• Be Commonwealth citizens, refugees, or British protected persons
• Be permanently resident in a Commonwealth country other than the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man
• Be available to commence their academic studies in the United Kingdom by the start of the UK academic year in September/October 2013
• Hold, by October 2013, a first degree of upper second class Honours standard (or above); or a second class degree and a relevant
postgraduate qualification, which will normally be a Master’s degree 
AND
• For enhancing clinical skills in the fields of medicine and dentistry, have qualified as a doctor or dentist between 1 October 2003 and 30 September 2008. 

Please see  http://bit.ly/cscuk-apply for fellowship opportunities if you qualified before October 2003.
The Commission wishes to promote equal opportunity, gender equity and cultural exchange. Applications are welcomed from the many different races and origins that comprise the Commonwealth’s rich variety of cultures, traditions and institutions.

WHAT T YPES OF AWARD ARE AVAIL ABLE AND HOW CAN I APPLY?
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