Applications open for Kenyan nationals to apply for distance learning Masters courses at UK universities

Commonwealth Scholarship Commission
A Group session during the 2005 Commonwealth Scholarship Commission Welcome Day. Photo: Flickr/cscuk

Kenyans have been invited to apply for Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships for part-time Masters study by distance learning on selected courses offered by UK universities.

The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK (CSC) awards over 800 scholarships and fellowships for postgraduate study and professional development to Commonwealth citizens each year.

It aims to contribute to the UK’s international development aims and wider overseas interests, support excellence in UK higher education, and sustain the principles of the Commonwealth. Candidates are selected on the basis of merit and their potential to contribute to the needs of their home countries.

Commonwealth Scholarships and Fellowships in the UK are funded by the Department for International Development (for developing Commonwealth countries) and the Department for Education (for developed Commonwealth countries), in conjunction with UK universities.

Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships enable talented and motivated individuals to gain the knowledge and skills required for sustainable development, and are aimed at those unable to study in the UK for financial and other reasons. These scholarships are offered under six themes:

  1. Science and technology for development
  2. Strengthening health systems and capacity
  3. Promoting global prosperity
  4. Strengthening global peace, security and governance
  5. Strengthening resilience and response to crises
  6. Access, inclusion and opportunity

You can apply for more than one course and/or to more than one university, but you may only accept one offer of a Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarship.

All applications must be submitted by 23.59 (BST) on 20 June 2018 at the latest.

For more information and how to apply, please visit the CSCUK website.

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