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Commonwealth Shared Scholarships for Master's Study 2017

Dear Students,

Commonwealth Scholarships for Master's study in the UK are offered for Pakistani postgraduate students who haven't studied extensively overseas before, would not otherwise have the opportunity to study in the UK, and have the potential to enhance the development of Pakistan with the knowledge and leadership skills they acquire.

Shared Scholarships are jointly funded by the CSC and participating UK universities. Each Scholarship provides airfare, tuition, stipend, etc.

The academic year of Masters program will start in September/October 2017. All applications must be submitted by 23.59 (BST) on 29 March 2017 at the latest. Each university has its own closing date for applications, and most are before 29 March 2017.

Prime details of the program are given below for the quick reference.

In case of any concern, please feel to reach us at internationaloffice@iba.edu.pk or at extension 1182.


Kind regards,
Shehreena

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Commonwealth Shared Scholarships

Commonwealth Shared Scholarships are offered for selected taught Master's courses, and are usually tenable for one year only.

Eligibility:
To apply for these scholarships, you must:
- Be a Pakistani Citizen
- Be available to start your academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September/October 2017
- By August 2017, hold a first degree of either first or upper second class (2:1) classification, or lower second class (2:2) classification plus a relevant postgraduate qualification (usually a Master's degree)
- Not have studied or worked for one (academic) year or more in a developed country
- Be unable, either yourself or through your family, to pay to study in the UK

Scholarship Value:
Shared Scholarships are jointly funded by the CSC and participating UK universities. Each Scholarship provides:
- Approved airfare from your home country to the UK and return at the end of your award (arranged by the university; funded by the CSC)
- Approved tuition and examination fees (funded by the CSC)
- Stipend (living allowance) at the rate of £1,043 per month, or £1,279 per month for those studying at universities in the London metropolitan area (rates quoted at 2016-2017 levels) (paid and funded by the university)
- Warm clothing allowance (paid and funded by the university)
- Study travel grant towards the costs of study-related travel within the UK or overseas (claimed from and paid by the university; funded by the CSC)
- Excess baggage allowance, up to an annual approved limit, when returning home (claimed from and paid by the university; funded by the CSC)

Additional allowances for spouses or other dependants are not usually available.

Selection process:
- Each participating UK university will conduct its own recruitment process to select a specified number of candidates for Shared Scholarships.
- Universities must put forward their selected candidates to the CSC by 26 April 2017.
- The CSC will then confirm that these candidates meet the eligibility criteria for this scheme.
- Universities will inform candidates of their results by July 2017.

Selection criteria include:

- Academic merit of the candidate
- Potential impact of the work on the development of Pakistan.

How to apply:

1. You should apply to study an eligible Master's course at a UK university that is participating in the Shared Scholarship scheme. A a list of participating universities and eligible courses can be found on http://cscuk.dfid.gov.uk/apply/shared-scholarships/courses/
2. You must make your application using the CSC's Electronic Application System (EAS). Full information on how to use the EAS, including detailed guides can be found on http://cscuk.dfid.gov.uk/apply/eas/applicants/shared-scholarships/
3. Before applying, you must check with your UK university for their specific advice, admission requirements, and rules for applying. Some universities may require you to complete their own admissions application form as well, which may have a separate closing date. You must take the necessary steps to secure admission to your chosen course(s) at your preferred university/universities at the same time as applying for a Shared Scholarship. A list of contact details can be found on http://cscuk.dfid.gov.uk/apply/shared-scholarships/courses/
4.You can apply for more than one course and/or to more than one university, but you may only accept one offer of a Shared Scholarship. The CSC will not accept any applications that are not submitted via the EAS to your UK university or applications directly from individuals.

Deadline:
All applications must be submitted by 23.59 (BST) on 29 March 2017 at the latest. Each university has its own closing date for applications, and most are before 29 March 2017.

For a full list of closing dates, see the attached terms and conditions.
For more information visit: http://cscuk.dfid.gov.uk/apply/shared-scholarships/info-candidates/

- EAS FAQs Applicants
- EAS Guide Shared Scholarship
- Terms & Conditions