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2020 Commonwealth Shared Scholarships



The UK Department for International Development (DFID), funds candidates from least developed and lower middle income Commonwealth countries through the Commonwealth Shared Scholarships. Funding covers full-time Master’s study on selected courses and is jointly supported by UK universities.

The Commonwealth Shared Scholarships are offered under six themes:

  1. Science and technology for development
  2. Strengthening health systems and capacity
  3. Promoting global prosperity
  4. Strengthening global peace, security and governance
  5. Strengthening resilience and response to crises
  6. Access, inclusion and opportunity
Eligible Commonwealth countries:

The Gambia
Papua New Guinea
Sierra Leone
Solomon Islands
Sri Lanka



To apply for these scholarships, candidate must:

  • Be a citizen of or have been granted refugee status by an eligible Commonwealth country, or be a British Protected Person
  • permanently reside in an eligible Commonwealth country
  • Be available to start academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September/October 2020
  • Hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) standard, or a second class degree and a relevant postgraduate qualification by September 2020, (usually a Master’s degree). The Commonwealth Scholarship typically does not fund a second UK Master’s degree. If you are applying for a second UK Master’s degree, you will need to provide justification as to why you wish to undertake this study.
  • Not have studied or worked for one (academic) year or more in a high income country
  • Be unable to afford to study in the UK without this scholarship

All applications must be submitted by 16.00 (GMT) on 18 December 2019 at the latest.

 The online application system will be very busy in the days leading up to the application deadline.  Applicants are therefore advised to complete and submit application as soon as possible.

The CSC’s online application system is now open.

For further queries about applications, selection process and Ts and Cs, visit the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship website.


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2020 ETH Student Summer Research Fellowship Applications



Applications are ongoing at ETH Zürich University for the Student Summer Research Fellowship (ETH SSRF) Program. The fellowship provided by the Computer Science Department of ETH, offers undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to gain their first research experience in an area of their choice. 

Application period:

1 November 2019 – 15 December 2019 at 12 noon (Central European Time).

Program dates:

The program will take place from 1 July to 31 August 2020.


Bachelor’s and master’s students worldwide with an
expected graduation date earliest during the spring semester the year after the 2-​month fellowship.

List of research areas
Research opportunities are available in the following areas:

For additional information regarding applications, schedule and scholarships please visit the ETH Zürich Summer Research Fellowship  wesbite

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Apply for World Citizen Talent Scholarship



Do you consider yourself a global citizen?

Each year, a maximum of three (one-time) scholarships each worth EUR 5,000 are available to prospective master students. The Hague University of Applied Sciences seeks intelligent, talented and ambitious people who view themselves as citizens of the world.

You are eligible for a World Citizen Talent Scholarship if you:

  • Come from outside The Netherlands and don’t live in the Netherlands.
  • Are enrolling for the first time at The Hague University of Applied Sciences.
  • Have never applied for this scholarship before.
  • Have been conditionally accepted as a student (also-called offer of student position) on or before 31 March for the upcoming academic year.

Application Process

Step 1

Apply for the Master programme of your choice by using the online application tool.

Step 2

Write an essay (in English, 950 to 1100 words ) explaining why and how you can contribute to the multinational, multicultural beehive that is The Hague University of Applied Sciences and how you can contribute to the programme of your choice. Please read our essay guidelines and information on the assessment procedure below before you start writing.

Step 3

Submit your essay by completing the scholarship application form between 1 November – 31 March.

Application deadline: March 31, 2020

For more information, visit the Hague University of Applied Sciences Website


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