Scholarship Description:

The program is available for masters students from a developing commonwealth country and provides full tuition fees, living costs, airfares and allowances.

Jointly funded by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC) and Goldsmiths, CSC Shared Scholarship Scheme is now open for those students who can not afford to study in the UK.

Host College/University:

At Goldsmiths allows you to live in a city with a vibrant mix of people while improving your English, or building your confidence, by immersing yourself in a new culture.

The Goldsmiths, University of London has 18 academic departments which offer undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in the arts, humanities, business, management, social sciences and computing.

Degree level:

Master degree program.

Field of Study:

Full-time Master’s study in the given courses: 1) MA Tourism & Cultural Policy, 2) MA Global Political Economy, 3) MA Journalism, 4) MA Politics, Development, and the Global South, and 5) MA Postcolonial Culture & Global Policy.

Scholarship Award: 

Funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the CSC program offers over 750 fully-funded awards each year. Winners will receive awards for full tuition fees, living costs, airfares and allowances.


Students from Developed and lower-middle-income Commonwealth countries.

Eligibility Criteria:

The eligibility criteria are as follows;

  • Eligible Commonwealth country, or be a British Protected Person.
  • Be a permanent resident in an eligible Commonwealth country.
  • Be available to start your academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September/October 2020.
  • By September 2020, hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) standard, or a second class degree and a relevant postgraduate qualification (usually a Master’s degree).
  • Not have studied or worked for one (academic) year or more in a high-income country (as classified by the World Bank).
  • Be unable to afford to study in the UK without this application.
  • Applicants will not be considered for the award if you have not made a course application to Goldsmiths.

Note: The course application is made to Goldsmiths, and the application is made via the Commonwealth Commission online application form.

Applying procedure Instructions:

The following application guidance is intended for candidates who wish to apply for the scholarships:

  •  Applicants must have applied for admission in one of the following courses at Goldsmiths.

After being a university student, applicants must make their application using the CSC’s online application system.

  1. MA Tourism & Cultural Policy
  2. MA Global Political Economy
  3. MA Journalism
  4. MA Politics, Development, and the Global South
  5. MA Postcolonial Culture & Global Policy

Supporting Documents:

  • Proof of citizenship or refugee status and full transcripts detailing all your higher education qualifications, including to-date transcripts for any qualifications you are presently studying.
  • Transcript, Study Abroad/International Office Student Reference Form, and English language certificate
  • Students should have or expect to have an undergraduate degree of at least second class standard in a relevant subject.
  • If English isn’t your first language, you will need an IELTS certificate (6.5 overall with 6.5 in writing and no element lower than 6.0). Goldsmiths also accepts a range of other English language qualifications.

Scholarship Official Web Links:

Online Application: ◄–

Scholarship Link: ◄–

Scholarship Deadline:

18 December 2019 on 16.00 (GMT).


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