NGOs and charitable bodies

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 your responsibility to research your eligibility to apply 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 applications will not be considered.

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

Canon Collins Educational and Legal Assistance Trust

For Master’s candidates from: Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Eswatini, and Zambia only.

For PhD candidates from: Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, and Zambia only.

Commonwealth Disabled People’s Forum

For disabled candidates only. Candidates must also be able to demonstrate how their studies will lead to improvement in the position of disabled people in their country.

For Master’s candidates from: Antigua and Barbuda, Bangladesh, Belize, Botswana, Cameroon, Dominica, Eswatini, Fiji, The Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Montserrat, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Samoa, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Tanzania, Tonga, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Zambia only.

For PhD candidates from: Bangladesh, Cameroon, The Gambia, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Tanzania, Tuvalu, Uganda, Zambia only.

Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE)

For female Master’s candidates from: Cameroon, The Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia only.

For female PhD candidates from: Cameroon, The Gambia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia only.

HALI Access Network

For candidates affiliated with a HALI Access Network member organisation only. 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.

Accepting Master’s applications from candidates affiliated with a HALI Access Network member organisation only from: Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia only.

Accepting PhD applications from candidates affiliated with a HALI Access Network member organisation only from: Cameroon, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia only.

Wellcome Trust

For Master’s or PhD candidates from Kenya and Malawi only, studying biomedicine as the subject area, including: basic science, bioethics, social science and health economics.

Windle Trust International

For Master’s or PhD candidates from Kenya and Uganda only, who meet the Windle Trust International eligibility criteria.