Directorate for Lifelong Learning: Commonwealth Scholarships

The Directorate for Lifelong Learning is invited by the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) to make nominations for Commonwealth Scholarships in a number of new destinations. This activity has been made possible largely by the success of the CSFP endowment fund, which was raised to mark the 50th anniversary of the scheme last year, as well as the generosity of host institutions.

The awards on offer are as follows:

Kenya

One Commonwealth Scholarship is available, tenable at University of Nairobi from August 2011. Eligible courses: Any one or two-year Master’s degree programme – further information is available at (www.uonbi.ac.ke). Value: Full tuition fees, an agreed stipend and research costs, one return airfare, and a one-off relocation allowance of USD 500 Deadline for nominations: 31st May 2011.

Mauritius

One Commonwealth Scholarship is available, tenable at University of Mauritius from August 2011. Eligible courses: Any two-year (part-time) Master’s degree programme – further information is available at (www.uom.ac.mu). Value: Full tuition fees, an agreed stipend, one return airfare, and a one-off relocation allowance of USD 500.Deadline for nominations: 31st May 2011.

Nigeria

One Commonwealth Fellowship is available. Applications are open to established academics. Tenable at: University of Ibadan. Eligible subject areas: Any in which the University of Ibadan is engaged – further information on the academic interests of the university is available at (www.ui.edu.ng). Length: Three months. Value: One return airfare, a monthly stipend of USD 3000, and agreed local research costs, to a maximum value of GBP 10,000. Deadline for nominations: 31st May 2011.

South Africa

Two University of Pretoria Commonwealth Doctoral Scholarships and one University of Pretoria Commonwealth Postdoctoral Scholarship are available. Those already registered for postgraduate work at the university are ineligible to apply, as are candidates older than 35 at the time of application. Tenable from January 2012. Eligible subject areas: Any – further information on the research interests of the university is available at (www.up.ac.za). Length: Doctoral scholarship: 3 years – Postdoctoral scholarship: 2 years Value: Doctoral scholarship: ZAR 100,000 per annum; Postdoctoral scholarship: ZAR 150,000 per annum Deadline for nominations: 10th June 2011.

South Pacific

One Commonwealth Scholarship is available, tenable at University of the South Pacific from February 2012. Eligible courses: Any full-time Master’s degree programme offered by the university at Emalus (Vanuatu) or Alafua (Samoa) campuses – further information is available at (www.usp.ac.fj). Length: 2 years. Value: Full tuition fees, an agreed stipend, one return airfare, and a one-off relocation allowance of USD 500. Deadline for nominations: 31st May 2011.

Tanzania

One Commonwealth Scholarship is available, tenable at University of Dar es Salaam from August 2011. Eligible courses: Any one or two-year Master’s degree programme – further information is available at (www.udsm.ac.tz). Value: Full tuition fees, an agreed stipend and research costs, one return airfare, and a one-off relocation allowance of USD 500. Deadline for nominations: 31st May 2011.

Application forms for the awards can also be downloaded from (http://www.csfp-online.org/fundawards.html). More information can be obtained from the Scholarship Unit of the Directorate for Lifelong Learning (Tel. 2598 2250 – email: doreen.vassallo-grant@gov.mt).