Applications are now open for Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships for PhD candidates from low and middleincome Commonwealth countries to spend 12 months at a UK university as part of their doctoral studies in their home country.  

What are Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships?

Commonwealth Split-site 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. They provide access to UK facilities, equipment, and expertise for high-quality doctoral candidates and contribute to UK and Commonwealth higher education and research by supporting collaboration and partnerships between universities. Read our report into the opportunities provided by our Split-site Scholarships and their impact on international development.  

Am I eligible?

The scholarships are for study starting in the UK in September/October 2022 and are aimed at high-quality graduates whose proposed research has a developmental focus and who have the potential to deliver impact in their home countries.   

To be eligible, candidates must be registered for a PhD at a university in an eligible Commonwealth country by the time their scholarship is confirmed. There must also be an institutional or departmental link between the candidate’s home university and their proposed UK university/Department.  

How can I apply? 

The closing date for applications is 17 February 2022 at 18:00 (GMT). For full details, including eligibility criteria and how to apply, visit the CSC’s Split-site Scholarships application page now.