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Commonwealth Scholarship Programme (General)

Commonwealth Scholarships are a joint initiative between the UK government-funded Commonwealth Scholarship Commission and UK universities. Scholarships are available for students from developing Commonwealth countries who would not otherwise be able to study in the UK.

Please note that Cardiff University does not administer this scholarship, and that all eligibility enquiries and applications should all be directed to the Commonwealth Association or the British Council within your home countries. For further information please see The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission.

Open until 1st of March 2015

Further information

Commonwealth Shared Scholarships

Commonwealth Shared Scholarships are a joint initiative between the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (with funding from DFID) and UK universities, to support scholarships for students from developing Commonwealth countries who would not otherwise be able to study in the UK.

Shared Scholarships are offered on an annual basis for Master’s study only.

2015 Commonwealth Shared Scholarships – information for candidates

Commonwealth Shared Scholarships – information for UK universities

Open until the 3rd of December 2014

Chevening/Cardiff Partnership Award

Cardiff University is proud to partner with Chevening to co-fund ten Chevening/Cardiff Partnership Awards available to candidates from a selection of countries.

These particular awards are being offered in addition to the main Chevening Awards. The top ten successful candidates will be offered a partnership award and all other successful candidates will receive a Chevening Award through the main programme. Cardiff University also welcomes candidates from all other Chevening-eligible countries to apply to study at Cardiff through the main Chevening programme. Please refer to your country page for more details.

Visit the Partners page to learn about the difference between partnerships award and the main programme.

Open until 15th of November 2014

Awards support any one-year taught Master’s degree offered at Cardiff University.

Most Chevening Scholarships cover:

  • tuition fees. (There is a global Chevening fee cap of £13,000 for MBA and Master's in Finance courses, and if the tuition fees of your chosen university course exceed this amount, you will be required to fund the remainder.)
  • a living allowance at a set rate (for one individual)
  • an economy class return airfare to the UK
  • additional grants to cover essential expenditure

Some scholarships cover part of the cost of studying in the UK, for example, tuition fees only or allowances only. Please check the individual country pages for more details.

All candidates must visit the Apply page and select their region and country to proceed. Then there are two ways to apply for a Chevening Award to study at Cardiff University:

  1. Candidates from eligible countries will be given the option to select 'Chevening/Cardiff University Scholarship'. This will automatically register your first university preference as Cardiff University. You must then select a course that you are interested in studying at Cardiff. The application form will also ask you to select two other university/course preferences. These can be at Cardiff or they can be at any other UK university. 
  2. Candidates from all other countries should submit an application through the standard Chevening Award programme. You must then enter Cardiff University as your top preference on the application form.

Full information about deadlines and priority subjects for countries which offer Chevening Scholarships will be available on the country pages of the Chevening website: www.chevening.org

Further information

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