The Ministry of Human Resource Development has opened the application process for 2018 Commonwealth Scholarship in the United Kingdom (UK). The applications are being invited from the eligible candidates for Masters and Ph.D. courses. A total number of 65 students have a chance to be nominated for scholarship programme, out of which, 26 candidates have to be enrolled for the Ph.D. course. The course will commence from September or October 2018.
The duration of Masters Course will be one year and the duration of the Ph.D. course will be up to three or four years. The scholarship will be offered to the candidates under the following development themes: -
- Access, Inclusion and Opportunity
- Strengthening Resilience and Response to Crises
- Strengthening Global Peace, Security and Governance
- Promoting Global Prosperity
- Strengthening Health Systems and Capacity
- Science and Technology for Development
It is mandatory for the applicants to apply under any one of the above-mentioned themes.
Eligibility Norms for 2018 Commonwealth Scholarship: -
- The upper age limit for the candidates should not be above 40 years as on February 7, 2018.
- Candidates who are interested in applying for Master’s programme should have completed or expected to complete Bachelor’s degree by October 2018.
- All the applicants for Master’s course should have 60% of marks in Science subjects and 65% of marks in Social Science subjects.
- Candidates who are interested in applying for the Ph.D. course should have completed or must complete Master’s degree by October 2018.
- All the applicants for the Ph.D. course should have 60% of marks in Science subjects and 65% of marks in Social Science subjects.
- English language proficiency is mandatory for all the applicants.
- All the applicants of Master’s programme must note that they need to submit a plan for studying.
- All the applicants of the Ph.D. programme will have to submit a research proposal.
Important Dates: -
- February 07, 2018, is the last date to apply through the official website of MHRD.
- February 22, 2018, is the last date to apply through the official website of Commonwealth Scholarship’s Electronic Application System (EAS).