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Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships for Students from Commonwealth Countries

Deadline: 10th June, 2021

Applications for the Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships (QECS) are now open. The scholarships offer a unique opportunity to study a two-year Master’s degree in a low or middle-income Commonwealth country.

The aim of the  Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships (QECS) is to award students who are committed to creating change in their communities. The scholarships are a life-changing opportunity to experience a new country and culture, to broaden horizons, and to build a global network that will last a lifetime.

Through cultural exchange and academic collaboration, Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholars help bring about positive change and find solutions to the shared challenges we face – both in their home countries and those that host them. As an active part of the Commonwealth network, scholars will help shape its future.

Eligibility

  • Citizens (or those who hold refugee status) in a Commonwealth country are welcome to apply.
  • Applicants must apply for a QECS award in a country other than their home country/country of citizenship.
  • There is no upper age limit to be eligible for a QECS Award.
  • You must have already completed your degree and have graduated with an equivalent of a 2:1 at the time of application.
  • QECS are available for master’s degrees only.

Fiji


The University of the South Pacific (USP)

  • LLM Law
  • MA Applied Linguistics
  • MA Development Studies (by thesis or SRP*)
  • MA Diplomacy & International Affairs (by coursework)
  • MA Education
  • MA Environmental Management
  • MA Geography
  • MA Governance (by coursework & by thesis or SRP*)
  • MA History
  • MA Journalism
  • MA Linguistics
  • MA Literature
  • MA Marine Management
  • MA Mathematics
  • MA Pacific Studies
  • MA Politics/ International Affairs (by thesis or SRP*)
  • MA Psychology
  • MA Social Policy
  • MA Sociology
  • Master of Agriculture (Thesis)
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Education
  • Master of Environmental Law
  • MCom Accounting (Thesis)
  • MCom Economics (by coursework or by thesis)
  • MCom Land Management (by thesis or SRP*)
  • MCom Management & Public Administration (by coursework & by thesis or SRP
  • MCom Official Statistics
  • MCom Population Studies and Demography
  • MCom Professional Accounting
  • MCom Tourism & Hospitality Management (by thesis or SRP)
  • MSc Engineering
  • MSc Physics
  • MSc Biology
  • MSc Chemistry
  • MSc Climate Change
  • MSc Computing Science
  • MSc Earth Science
  • MSc Environmental Science
  • MSc Geospatial Science
  • MSc Information Systems
  • MSc Marine Science
  • MSc Mathematics

Entry requirements

See university website for individual course requirements.

Contact: international@usp.ac.fj

Papua New Guinea


Papua New Guinea University of Technology

  • MSc Agriculture
  • MSc Applied Physics
  • MTech Exploration Geophysics
  • Master of Communication Studies
  • MEng Civil Engineering
  • MEng Communication Engineering
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering

Contact: pamela.dubaba@pnguot.ac.pg

South Africa


North-West University

  • MSc Astrophysics*
  • MSc Environmental Science*
  • MSc Chemistry*
  • MSc Pharmacology
  • MSc Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • MSc Pharmaceutics
  • M in Industrial Engineering
  • MA History
  • MA Music
  • MA Social Anthropology
  • MA Development Studies
  • MA International Relations

Entry requirements 

*Physics, chemistry and maths required.

Applicants are required to submit a university application at the same time as their scholarship application.

Contact: HigherDegree-Enquiries@nwu.ac.za

Rhodes University

All Faculties, full-time two-year Masters courses at Rhodes University, Makhanda.

Entry requirements

Honours degree or equivalent.

Applicants are required to submit a university application at the same time as their scholarship application.

Contact: registrar@ru.ac.za

Stellenbosch University

  • MSc Engineering (Process Engineering)
  • MSc Psychology
  • MSc Psychiatry

Applicants are required to submit a university application at the same time as their scholarship application.

Entry requirements

Refer to the Stellenbosch University website.

Contact: postgraduate@sun.ac.za

University of Pretoria (UP)

Courses available on UP’s website.

Applicants are required to submit a university application before their scholarship application.

Entry requirements

Honours degree or equivalent.

Contact information found on UP’s website under each faculty.

University of Venda

  • Health and Life Sciences
  • Physical Sciences and Mathematical Sciences
  • Human and Social Sciences
  • Management Sciences and Law
  • Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
  • Education

Entry requirements

Minimum 60% average at Honours level for admission in Masters degree.

Contact: research@univen.ac.za


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Sri Lanka


University of Colombo 

  • MSc Molecular Life Sciences
  • MSc Cellular and Molecular Immunology

Entry requirements

Applicant must be graduates in subjects relating to biology, medicine (western), dentistry, veterinary science or agricultural sciences.

Contact: info@ibmbb.cmb.ac.lk

University of Sri Jayewardenepura Sri Lanka (USJ)

  • Master of Business Administration

Applicants are required to submit a university application at the same time as their scholarship application, as well as an online selection test. There may be a cost associated with this test. Contact USJ for more information.

Entry requirements

Bachelor’s degree and three years of managerial experience.

Contact: admin@pim.sjp.ac.lk

How to Apply

As QECS awards can be held in a variety of Commonwealth Countries, you can submit more than one application as long as they are for different host countries/universities. However if you submit two applications for one host country/university only the first application submitted will be considered.



For More Information, Visit QECS webpage.

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