The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom (CSC) is inviting nominations from Solomon Islands for Commonwealth PhD and Master’s Scholarships tenable from 2022. Full details of the scholarships are available on website: cscuk.fcdo.gov.uk/about-us/scholarships
The CSC invites around three times more nominations than scholarships available – therefore, nominated candidates are not guaranteed to be awarded a scholarship. There are no quotas for scholarships for any individual country. Details of the CSC's selection criteria are enclosed and are available at: cscuk.fcdo.gov.uk/about-us/scholarships
- All candidates must demonstrate in their application the direct and applied relevance of their study to development in their home country. Candidates should make any such links explicit in their applications.
- Commonwealth Scholarships are aimed at individuals who could not otherwise afford to study in the UK. Every candidate will be required to sign a declaration that they do not have access to sufficient funds to study in the UK and no candidate with the independent means to study in the UK should be nominated to the CSC.
- Candidates will be asked to supply a personal statement within their application which will provide the selection panel with more information about their background and give an additional context to their application. It will be taken into account by the selection panel but will not be graded.
All candidates must apply to the CSC’s online application system by Monday 1st November 4pm GMT. The CSC has a deadline of Monday 22nd November 4pm GMT for receipt of all required supporting documentation: - proof of citizenship or refugee status in a Commonwealth country - all university academic transcripts - two references - one supporting statement from a UK institution for PhD candidates Only supporting documentation submitted directly to the CSC’s online application system in the correct format will be accepted and candidates whose applications do not include these documents by this date will not be eligible for further consideration for a Commonwealth Scholarship. No hard copy documentation will be accepted by the CSC so please do not send any physical copies.
To all applicants:
Do follow the online requirements and submit your applications accordingly. Confirmation to nomination will be the final process which will inform CSC office of those who are nominated from Solomon Islands out of all who applied for the round of scholarships. Nomination does not imply one is to be taken for the scholarship, however, one has to satisfy the requirements stipulated above in the selection criteria, thus, all eligible candidates will be decided by CSC then final nomination to be done by Solomon Islands Tertiary Education Skills Authority with support from Ministry of Education & Human Resource Development.