Our MA Understanding and Securing Human Rights programme has been allocated two scholarships from the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission. 

The closing date for applications has now passed for the 2023 academic year. 

The Commonwealth Shared Scholarship programme is one of three Master’s programmes offered by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission.

The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK (CSC) provides the UK government scholarship scheme led by international development objectives. It operates within the framework of the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) and offers a vivid demonstration of the UK’s enduring commitment to the Commonwealth. By attracting individuals with outstanding talent and identifiable potential from all backgrounds and supporting them to become leaders and innovators on returning to their home countries, the CSC’s work combines sustainable development with the UK national interest and provides opportunities for international partnerships and collaboration.

Purpose: Funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), Commonwealth Shared Scholarships enable talented and motivated individuals to gain the knowledge and skills required for sustainable development, and are aimed at those who could not otherwise afford to study in the UK.

Intended beneficiaries: Commonwealth Shared Scholarships are for candidates from eligible low and middle income Commonwealth countries, to undertake full-time taught Master’s study.

The scholarships for the MA Understanding Human Rights come under Strengthening Global Peace, Security and Governance development theme. 

Awards: Details of the awards can be found under the 'Financial assistance' tab on the scholarship website.

Applications for Commonwealth Shared Scholarships must be made using the CSC’s online application system.

Commonwealth Scholarship Commission