NGOs and Charitable Body Nominators

NGOs and charitable bodies are invited to nominate candidates for both Commonwealth PhD Scholarships and Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships.

Please note that in addition to the limitations below, each of these nominators have their own eligibility and selection criteria. It is applicant’s responsibility to research your eligibility before applying via this agency. Due to the number of queries received by these agencies, applicants who are not eligible will not receive a reply and their application will not be considered.

Please read the information below and on the agency website carefully to ensure you meet the full criteria of your chosen agency.

Canon Collins Educational and Legal Assistance Trust

The Canon Collins Education and Legal Assistance Trust offers a range of scholarship programmes and research funding for southern African countries.

Eligible Master’s Countries

Botswana
Lesotho
Malawi
Mozambique
Namibia
South Africa
Eswatini
Zambia

Eligible PhD Countries

Lesotho
Malawi
Mozambique
Zambia

Commonwealth Disabled People’s Forum (CDPF)

The CDPF brings disabled people from all countries of the Commonwealth, regardless of type of impairment, gender, age, race, indigenous & geographical background, religion or political affiliation, together with a view to having one voice to advocate for promotion and equalisation of opportunities for all disabled people.

This application route is for disabled candidates only. Candidates must also be able to demonstrate how their studies will lead to an improvement in the position of disabled people in their country. CDPF works in 47 countries, see below for award eligibility.

Eligible Master’s countries

Africa

Zambia
Uganda
Tanzania
South Africa
Sierra Leone
Rwanda
Nigeria
Namibia
Mozambique Mauritius
Malawi
Lesotho
Kenya
Ghana
Gabon
The Gambia
Eswatini
Cameroon
Botswana

Asia

Sri Lanka
Pakistan
Maldives
Malaysia
India
Bangladesh

British Overseas Territories

Montserrat
St Helena

Caribbean and Americas

St Vincent and the Grenadines
St Lucia
Montserrat
Jamaica
Guyana
Grenada
Dominica
Belize

Pacific

Vanuatu
Tonga
Solomon Islands Tuvalu
Samoa
Papua New Guinea
Nauru
Kiribati
Fiji

Eligible PhD Countries

Africa

Zambia
Uganda
Tanzania
Sierra Leone
Rwanda
Nigeria
Mozambique
Malawi
Lesotho
Kenya
The Gambia Cameroon

Asia

Pakistan
Bangladesh

Pacific

Solomon Islands Tuvalu
Kiribati

Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE)

FAWE is a pan-African Non-Government Organisation established in 1992 to champion for education rights for girls in Africa. Headquartered in Nairobi and with a presence in 33 African counties, FAWE uses a three-pronged holistic approach to transform girls’ education and to achieve gender equity and equality in education across Africa: demonstrative Interventions, advocacy, and research. FAWE supports applications from female candidates from the following African countries.

Eligible countries (Africa only)

Eligible Master’s Countries

Zambia
Uganda
Tanzania
Eswatini
Sierra Leone
Rwanda
Nigeria
Namibia
Mozambique
Malawi
Kenya
Ghana
The Gambia
Cameroon

Eligible PhD Countries

Zambia
Uganda
Tanzania
Sierra Leone
Rwanda
Nigeria
Mozambique
Malawi
Kenya
The Gambia
Cameroon

HALI Access Network

The HALI Access Network is an association of non-profit organizations in Africa that work with high-achieving, low-income (HALI) students to access international higher education opportunities. HALI strives to level the playing field in international education to increase inclusion, access and scholarship support for remarkable students who lack the finances to make their educational dreams come true.

This application route is only for candidates affiliated with a HALI Access Network member organisation.

A full list of members is available on the HALI website. Please check with the member organisation you are affiliated with for further details on selection criteria.

The HALI Access Network only accepts Master’s and PhD applications from candidates affiliated with a HALI Access Network member organisation in the following countries:

Eligible countries (Africa only)

Eligible Master’s Countries

Botswana
Cameroon
Eswatini
Ghana
Kenya
Lesotho
Malawi
Mauritius
Mozambique
Namibia
Nigeria
Rwanda
Sierra Leone
South Africa
Tanzania
Togo
The Gambia
Uganda
Zambia

Eligible PhD Countries

Cameroon
Kenya
Lesotho
Malawi
Mozambique
Nigeria
Rwanda
Sierra Leone
Tanzania
Togo
The Gambia
Uganda
Zambia

Wellcome Trust

Wellcome is a politically and financially independent global charitable foundation with the mission to improve health through research.

Wellcome Trust support applications from those wishing to study biomedicine as their subject area, including: basic science, bioethics, social science and health economics.

This application route is for Master’s or PhD candidates from Kenya and Malawi only.

Eligible countries (Africa only)

Eligible Master’s Countries

Kenya
Malawi

Eligible PhD Countries

Kenya
Malawi

Windle Trust International

To Windle Trust International helps support the CSC to offer scholarships to those with refugee status or who are otherwise affected by conflict.

This application route is for Master’s candidates from Kenya and Uganda only, who meet the Windle Trust International eligibility criteria. Applicants must also apply separately to Windle Trust International. Application details are available on their website.

Eligible countries (Africa only)

Eligible Master’s Countries

Kenya
Uganda