Fully Funded Scholarship in the UK
The commonwealth scholarship program 2020 is an initiative for students from the commonwealth countries including Pakistan who belong to low- and mid-income families who generally cannot afford to study abroad. The scholarship is aided by the Department for International Development of the United Kingdom for exceptionally talented students to pursue their higher studies in countries like the UK amongst the world-class facilities.
This scholarship is mainly aimed at skill development for such students for development who belong to a commonwealth nation like Pakistan. The duration of this scholarship is one year for masters and Three years for Ph.D.
The scholarship focuses mainly on the sustainable development of such students who are in dire need of financial aid in order to study in the United Kingdom.
Courses Offered by Commonwealth Scholarship
The scholarship is provided under the following six schemes:
- Strengthening global peace, security and governance.
- Access, inclusion and opportunity.
- Science and technology for development.
- Promoting global prosperity.
- Strengthening resilience and response to crises.
- Strengthening health systems and capacity.
Science and Technology For Development
Commonwealth Scholarships are offered in any area of science or technology (including, for example, agriculture, veterinary science, or forestry), to develop knowledge and/or skills that are directly related to the specific needs of a low or middle-income country. Where possible, applications should cite expressed national or local priorities.
Strengthening health systems and capacity
In order to improve health provision or outcomes for disadvantaged groups in low- and middle-income countries, Commonwealth Scholarships support the development of knowledge and/or skills across a range of approaches. These approaches include training staff to fill critical shortage areas; establishing better systems, processes, or management; health promotion and improving understanding of non-take up, and developing new treatments.
Promoting global prosperity
Commonwealth Scholarships help to support economic prosperity in low- and middle-income countries. The knowledge and/or skills gained could lead to, for example, enhanced trade capacity; improved economic understanding or decision-making by business or government; new products and services; or long-term capacity building, for example through the development of entrepreneurial skills.
Strengthening global peace, security, and governance
Commonwealth Scholarships develop knowledge and/or skills that will strengthen peace and security at national, regional, or international levels. Multiple approaches are studied and implemented by our Scholars, such as strengthening open and transparent governance; improving mutual understanding within and between societies; or building systems that reduce the potential for conflict or encourage its resolution.
Strengthening resilience and response to crises
Commonwealth Scholarships are awarded in subjects that address a broad range of threats, including natural and physical disasters; long-term threats such as climate change; interruptions to the supply of key resources; and sudden economic or technological disruption and developing new treatments.
Access, inclusion, and opportunity
Commonwealth Scholarships help to promote opportunity amongst historically disadvantaged groups in low- and middle-income countries. Our Commonwealth Scholars expand educational opportunities; conduct community outreach; enhance access to decision-making; and increase understanding of the barriers faced. A range of disadvantages is addressed through our Commonwealth Scholars’ work – including social, economic, gender, ethnic, regional, and political.
The following universities currently have part funding agreements with the CSC for Commonwealth Scholarships for candidates from low- and middle-income countries:
- Aberystwyth University
- Aston University
- Bangor University
- Bath Spa University
- Birkbeck, University of London
- Birmingham City University
- Brunel University London
- Cardiff University
- City, University of London
- Coventry University
- Cranfield University
- Durham University
- Glasgow Caledonian University
- Goldsmiths, University of London
- Harper Adams University
- Heriot-Watt University
- Imperial College London
- Keele University
- King’s College London
- Kingston University
- Lancaster University
- Leeds Beckett University
- Liverpool Hope University
- Liverpool John Moores University
- Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
- London School of Economics and Political Science
- London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
- London South Bank University
- Loughborough University
- Manchester Metropolitan University
- Newcastle University
- Northumbia University
- Nottingham Trent University
- Open University
- Oxford Brookes University
- Plymouth University
- Queen Mary, University of London
- Queen’s University Belfast
- Robert Gordon University
- Royal Agricultural University
- Royal Holloway, University of London
- Royal Veterinary College
- Sheffield Hallam University
- SOAS, University of London
- St George’s, University of London
- Swansea University
- Teesside University
- Ulster University
- University College London
- University of Aberdeen
- University of Bath
- University of Birmingham
- University of Bradford
- University of Bristol
- University of Cambridge
- University of Central Lancashire
- University of Chester
- University of Dundee
- University of East Anglia
- University of East London
- University of Edinburgh
- University of Essex
- University of Exeter
- University of Glasgow
- University of Greenwich
- University of Huddersfield
- University of Hull
- University of Kent
- University of Leeds
- University of Leicester
- University of Lincoln
- University of Liverpool
- University of Manchester
- University of Northampton
- University of Nottingham
- University of Oxford
- University of Portsmouth
- University of Reading
- University of Roehampton
- University of St Andrews
- University of Salford
- University of Sheffield
- University of Southampton
- University of Stirling
- University of Strathclyde
- University of Surrey
- University of Sussex
- University of the West of England
- University of Warwick
- University of Westminster
- University of West London
- University of Wolverhampton
- University of Worcester
- University of York
Benefits of Commonwealth Scholarship for Pakistani Students
- Tuition fees
- Airfare for home country to UK and return.
- Stipend amount of £1,084 or £1,330 per month.
- The Pakistani student is provided with warm cloth allowance.
- Grants for study related travel.
- Allowance to visit home during mid-term.
- £233 per month spouse allowance.
- £465 per month child allowance.
Eligibility Criteria of Commonwealth Scholarship for Pakistani Students
- The student must be a citizen of Pakistan or AJK.
- The student must be serving as a professor at an HEC recognized university and have an experience of 1 year for the same.
- The Pakistani student is required to be under one of the themes.
- The Pakistani student must be available before the academic year of UK that is September /October of the year.
- The Pakistani student must not be registered at a UK university for masters and PhD.
- The PhD Pakistani applicant must have a first class in their academics.
- The Pakistani student must not have a third division in any of their academic year and a second division is spared for about two years not more than that.
- The Pakistani student must not be financially able to support their education in UK.
Apply Procedure of Commonwealth Scholarship for Pakistani Students
The Pakistani student needs to apply both on the commonwealth website and the HEC website and if the Pakistani students failed to do so they will not be considered for the scholarship. The following documents need to be uploaded and the procedure needs to be followed.
Documents Needed for Commonwealth Scholarship
- HEC online application form by applying online on their online portal.
- Common wealth online application form for Masters and PhD.
- A citizenship proof that is a passport issued by the GOV of Pakistan.
- Letter of reference from two people.
- Detailed academic record, all the transcripts being verified by the HEC Pakistan.
- Statement of purpose.
- Equivalence for a foreign degree.
- Copies of CNIC.
- Domicile certificate.
- Study and research plan.
Mr Mushtaq Ahmed
Senior Joint Secretary
Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training
Government of Pakistan
Please note that applicants should select ‘Pakistan – Ministry of Inter-Provincial Coordination’ from the drop-down list in the application.
Application Procedure of Commonwealth Scholarship for Pakistani students
- The common wealth UK does not accept direct applications, the Pakistani student must apply beforehand at HEC.
- The HEC conducts an interview and a test for all the shortlisted candidates.
- The HEC can disqualify a candidate in case of false information.
- All the documentation must be completed at HEC and commonwealth in due time till the deadline.
- The HEC selects equal proportion of male and female.
How to Apply
- You must apply to your national nominating agency in the first instance – the CSC does not accept direct applications for these scholarships. For a full list of agencies and contact details, visit http://cscuk.dfid.gov.uk/apply/national-nominating-agencies
- All applications must be made through your national nominating agency. Each nominating agency is responsible for its own selection process and may have additional eligibility criteria.
You must check with your nominating agency for their specific advice and rules for applying, and for their own closing date for applications. The CSC does not impose any age limit on applicants, but nominating agencies may do so in line with their own priorities.
- You must make your application using the CSC’s online application system, in addition to any other application that you are required to complete by your national nominating agency.
The CSC will not accept any applications that are not submitted via the online application system. Information on how to apply is available at http://cscuk.dfid.gov.uk/apply/scholarships-undergraduate
Please Note: The scholarship board will send you a notification if your application is successful. This is usually after the Commonwealth scholarship 2020 result is out.
How to Apply for NTS commonwealth scholarship 2021
To you to be able to apply for this Commonwealth Scholarship Pakistan:
- get the Application forms and online deposit slips which are available on the NTS official Site (And the Form will be made available soon)
- Please deposit online through the prescribed deposit slip in the online branches of ABL, UBL, MCB or HBL. Application form and online deposit slip are available on NTS website.
- Applicants are instructed to forward their applications to NTS Headquarters, Islamabad on prescribed forms along with online deposit slip (original)