COMMONWEALTH SCHOLARSHIPS 2020/2021
FAWE is the official nominating Agency, short-listing scholarship applicants for the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC). Last year, the number of successful FAWE applications rose from 20 to 24.
The Commonwealth Scholarships are for students from developing Commonwealth countries for Master’s (one-year), PhD, and split-site PhD study in the UK. The prospectus, selection criteria and the scholarships application process are detailed on the Commission’s website https://cscuk.fcdo.gov.uk/scholarships-filter-search/.
Field(s) of study:
All subject areas are eligible for consideration, although the CSC’s selection criteria, gives priority to applications demonstrating strong relevance to development.
Applicants should apply concurrently to FAWE Uganda by submitting a hard copy of the application for nomination as well as fill in an online version of the application via the Electronic Application System (EAS) by Monday 18th January 2021 (16.00GMT). FAWE Uganda will not accept any applications after the deadline.
Applicants will be required to sign a bond with FAWE Uganda so that they give back through mentorship, research and volunteerism for 2 years after completion of studies.
FAWE Uganda shall only nominate female candidates and priority shall be given to;
Candidates who are currently or in the past contributed to FAWE’s work, mission and vision.
Past FAWE beneficiaries / FAWE scholarship alumni.
Candidates who have contributed to the promotion of girl’s education, gender equity and equality in education in their current or previous engagements.
Candidates with first degree in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics are highly encouraged to apply.
Candidates who in their application show commitment that they will contribute to FAWE’s vision and mission within their communities upon completion of the course
Proof of citizenship or refugee status – uploaded to the online application system.
Full transcripts detailing all your higher education qualifications including up to-date transcripts for any qualifications you are currently studying (with certified translations if not in English) –uploaded to the online application system.
References from at least two individuals –Submitted directly by the referees to the online application system (referees will be sent an email request).
Supporting statement from a proposed supervisor in the UK from at least one of the institutions named on your application form_ submitted directly by your proposed supervisor to the online application system (supervisors will be sent an email request) –only applies for PHD Applicants.
It is the candidate’s responsibility to ensure that her referees are able to complete the references by the deadline and that they receive the reference requests –Masters Applicants.
It is the candidate’s responsibility to ensure that her referees and proposed supervisor(s) are able to complete the references and supporting statements by the deadline and that they receive the reference and statement requests- PHD Applicants.
The CSC will not accept supporting documentation submitted by nominating agencies or outside the online application system.
We are happy to confirm the application dates for Ugandan candidates, as detailed below. These will not be published on the CSC website so we will be relying on the agency to communicate this to the applicants.
All times are UK times
System opens: Midday 2 Feb
Close applications: 4pm 8 Feb
Close references: 4pm 22 Feb
Nomination deadline: Midnight 22 March
All applicants will be expected to have completed the CSC application form online by Monday 8th February 2021 (16.00GMT). Information on how to use the EAS, including detailed guides, is available on https://cscuk.fcdo.gov.uk/scholarships-filter-search/ (for PHD).
Please note that when applying online, applicants should select FAWE as nominating agent. Last year some applicants did not follow these instructions and therefore could not be considered as FAWE applicants.
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