Apply For 2018 Commonwealth Scholarship In UK For Masters, PHD Programmes
NEW DELHI: Ministry of Human Resources and Development (MHRD) has invited application from eligible candidates for 2018 Commonwealth Scholarship in the United Kingdom. The scholarship is for students in Master's and doctoral degree programme. The study will commence in September/ October 2018. There is a provision for maximum 65 nominations for the scholarship out of which 26 have to be for PhD. Candidates wishing to apply for the scholarship can do so in the online mode.
The last date to apply for the scholarship on the MHRD website is February 7, 2018 and the last date to apply for the scholarship on the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission's Electronic Application System (EAS) is February 22, 2018.
It is compulsory for candidates to apply at both the portals before the last date in order to be eligible for the scholarship.
The Master's course will be of one year duration and doctoral programme will be up to three/four year duration. Scholarship would be offered under following development themes and all candidates must apply under one of the themes:
Science and technology for development
Strengthening health systems and capacity
Promoting global prosperity
Strengthening global peace, security and governance
Strengthening resilience and response to crises
Access, inclusion and opportunity
The candidate must not be older than 40 years as on February 7, 2018.
Candidates applying for the Master's course should have completed or expected to complete the Bachelor degree by October 2018. The candidate must have 60% or above marks in Social Science subjects and 65% or above marks in Science subjects.
Candidates applying for the Doctoral degree should have completed or expected to complete the Master degree/qualifying examination by October 2018. The candidate must have 60% or above marks in Social Science subjects and 65% or above marks in Science subjects.
While MHRD does not want students to take IELTS tests, as a further condition of the award, the university may ask student to provide evidence of a particular level of English language proficiency.
The students who are applying for Master's programme will have to submit a plan of studying and those who are applying for the Doctoral degree will have to submit a research proposal.