Apply for Commonwealth Master’s Scholarship in the UK Before 21st February 2021

By Subhashri Roy Updated On - Feb 10, 2021 02:28 PM

Commonwealth Scholarship Commission has invited applications for the Commonwealth Master’s Scholarship from Indian nationals applying for a one-year master’s degree in the UK commencing from September/ October 2021. The last date to apply for the same is February 21, 2021. 

Applications for the Commonwealth Master’s Scholarship programme for those applying for one-year master’s degree in the UK commencing from September/ October 2021 have been invited for the 2021-22 academic year. Candidates interested can apply for the scholarship between December 24 and February 21, 2021, by visiting the official website proposal.sakshat.ac.in/scholarship.

Candidates can also apply through the online application system of the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission, which will be open until January 18. Check out all the important details below.

Number of Nominations for the Commonwealth Master’s Scholarship 2021

A total of 20 nominations will be made to the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC), UK. 

Eligibility Criteria for the Commonwealth Master’s Scholarship 2021

Only those who satisfy the following eligibility criteria will be considered for the scholarship:

  • He/ she must be a citizen of India. 

  • He/ she must be a permanent resident of India. 

  • He/ she must be able to start his/ her academic studies by the start of the UK academic year in September/ October 2021. 

  • He/ she must have completed or should be completing his/ her Bachelor degree by October 2021. 

  • He/ she must not be able to afford to pursue higher studies in the UK without this scholarship.

  • Those who have already been to a foreign country for studies/training/ specialization either on their own or on scholarship, for a period spanning over six months will be eligible to apply if they have been in their home country (India) for no less than two consecutive years as on February 21, 2021, after returning from abroad. 

  • He/ she must have an offer from a UK university.

Themes Under the Commonwealth Master’s Scholarship 2021

Given below are the themes under which the scholarship will apply:

  • Strengthening resilience and response to crises

  • Promoting global prosperity

  • Access, inclusion and opportunity

  • Strengthening health systems and capacity

  • Strengthening global peace, security and governance

  • Science and technology for development

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How to Apply for the Commonwealth Master’s Scholarship 2021?

  • Apply online either at the Ministry of Education portal:  http://proposal.sakshat.ac.in/scholarship/ or on the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission’s Online Application System (OAS): https://fs29.formsite.com/m3nCYq/agyhpf9d2p/index.html. 

  • The Ministry of Education portal will be active between Dec 24 and Feb 21, 2021, and the OAS will be open from Dec 14, 2020, to Jan 18, 2021 (4 PM).

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Nomination Criteria for the Commonwealth Master’s Scholarship 2021

The criteria basis which applicants will be granted the Commonwealth Master’s Scholarship 2021 have been mentioned below:

  • Those who have been accepted to a UK university must upload a copy of their offer of admission on the Ministry of Education online portal at the time of application.

  • If a case arises where the number of applications exceeds the number of nominations, ranking of the UK university, which has made the offer to the candidate as per the QS Ranking 2021 will be looked at to create the merit list.

  • Nominations will be made in a development theme-wise proportional basis. 

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