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Introduction to the Bango University Commonwealth Scholarships 2024
Bango University and the Commonwealth Scholarships Commission are jointly funding six scholarships for master’s study at Bango University in September 2024. This scholarship is offered annually by Bango University.
Eligible Countries for the Bango University Commonwealth Scholarships
Preference will be given to students from East and Central African Countries. We are especially interested in applications from strong candidates resident in Uganda and Kenya who are refugees, internally displaced, or have otherwise been affected by conflict.
Eligible Field of Study
Available for all postgraduate taught courses (not including MBA courses) starting in September 2023
To apply for these scholarships, you must:
- Be a citizen of or have been granted refugee status by an eligible Commonwealth country, or be a British Protected Person.
- Be permanently resident in an eligible Commonwealth country.
- Be available to start your academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September 2024.
- By September 2024, hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) honors standard, or a second class degree (2:2) and a relevant postgraduate qualification (usually a Master’s degree). The CSC would not normally fund a second UK Master’s degree. If you are applying for a second UK Master’s degree, you will need to provide justification as to why you wish to undertake this study.
- Be unable to afford to study in the UK without this scholarship.
- Have provided all supporting documentation in the required format.
- Candidates must check with the nominating agency for their specific advice and rules for applying, and their own eligibility criteria.
Benefits of Scholarship
- Approved airfare from your home country to the UK and return at the end of your award
- Tuition fees
- Stipend (living allowance) at the rate of £1,347 per month,
- Thesis grant towards the cost of preparing a dissertation, where applicable
- Warm clothing allowance and visa reimbursement, where applicable; Study travel grants towards the costs of study-related travel within the UK or overseas
- No additional allowances are available for spouses or other dependents
How to Apply
Agencies will nominate candidates to the CSC by December 2023. Nominating agencies may set their own closing dates for applications. Applications must therefore be made using the CSC’s online application system.
Candidates must apply to one of the following nominating bodies in the first instance; the CSC does not accept direct applications for these scholarships:
- National nominating agencies: this is the main route for applications
- Selected non-governmental organisations and charitable bodies
Candidates are advised to visit the official announcement page for further information before beginning their application process.