New Delhi: Online application is invited from Indian nationals for the 2018 Commonwealth Scholarship in the United Kingdom for Masters or Doctoral degree program.
Nomination: Maximum 65 nominations, out of which, 26 nomination would be for PhD.
Key Dates: Closing date of online application in the Ministry of Human Resource Development portal is 07 February 2018 (till 3 PM). The Closing date of online application through CSC’s Electronic Application System (EAS) is 22 February 2018.
Scholarship would be offered under following development themes and all candidates must apply under one of the themes:
- Science and technology for development
- Strengthening health systems and capacity
- Promoting global prosperity
- Strengthening global peace, security and governance
- Strengthening resilience and response to crises
- Access, inclusion and opportunity.
Eligibility for Master’s course: One should have completed or is expected to complete the Bachelor Degree by October, 2018. The academic qualification must have direct and applied relevance to the development theme selected by the candidate. Minimum eligibility is 60% or above marks in Social Science subjects and 65% or above marks in Science subjects.
(b) For PhD degree: One should have completed or is expected to complete the Master Degree/Qualifying Exam, by October, 2018. The academic qualification must have direct and applied relevance to the development theme selected by the candidate. Minimum eligibility is 60% or above marks in Social Science subjects and 65% or above marks in Science subjects.
i) Candidates who have already been abroad for studies/training/ specialization either on scholarships or on their own, for a period exceeding six months are eligible to apply, if they have been in India for at least two consecutive years as on 7th February, 2018 after returning from abroad.
ii) Applications of candidates who are staying abroad will not be considered.
iii) Candidates must not be registered for a PhD, or an MPhil leading to a PhD, at a UK university before September/October 2018.
(iv) Candidates are compulsorily required to sign a declaration that they do not have access to sufficient funds to study in the UK.
(Note: Master Degree programs which are less than 2 years in duration of foreign Universities are not equivalent to Master Degree in India.
For latest update, eligibility criteria, how to apply and other details, candidates should visit www.mhrd.gov.in/scholarships