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Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Fully Funded Scholarships

Details and How to apply for Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Fully Funded Scholarships

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

Aimed at 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.

QECS provides such an invaluable opportunity for one to pursue further studies… It is important to study abroad, venture out if you have the opportunity to do so in order to see how you can give back to your country.

How to apply 

Before submitting an application, please:

Review the available courses and entry requirements below – in addition to the application guidance

Check that the course you are applying for is available at your selected university at the start of the form for your application to be counted.

Note that applicants are required to submit a university application at the same time as their scholarship application, unless stated otherwise

Applicants can’t apply more than once to the same university. If applicants submit two applications for the same university, only the first application will be considered.

If you don’t have a MyACU account:  please register here and then follow the instructions in the registration email to set up an account. You will then be able to log in to the system here to access the application form.

If you do have a MyACU account:  please log in to the system here to access the application form.

Universities Covered by Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarship

University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Available courses: All Masters that are a maximum of two years.  For further information visit

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University of Eswatini 

Available courses:

MA History
Master of Nursing Science in Family Nurse Practice
MBA – Master of Business Administration
MEd Adult Education
MEd Curriculum & Teaching
MEd Educational Foundations & Management
MEd Primary
MSc Agricultural and Applied Economics
MSc Agricultural Education
MSc Agricultural Extension
MSc Animal Science
MSc Chemistry
MSc Computational Physics
MSc Conservation Ecology
MSc Consumer Science Education
MSc Crop Protection
MSc Crop Science
MSc Environmental Resources Management
MSc Food Science and Technology
MSc Horticulture
MSc Mathematics
MSc Midwifery
MSc Textiles

Entry requirements: Candidates should have an undergraduate degree in a subject area that is relevant to the master’s degree they apply for.

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Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana 

Available courses:

MSc, MEd, MFA, MA, MCOMM, MBA, MPA, MPH, LLM and MPHIL courses.

Entry requirements: Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a recognised institution in the relevant field of study.

See courses specific requirements KNUST’s website.

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The University of the West Indies

Available courses:

Cave Hill Campus,  Barbados

MA Creative Arts
MA History
MA Heritage Studies
MA Linguistics
MEd Education
MSc Accounting and Finance (ACCA Embedded)
Master Business Analytics
MSc Marketing
MSc Finance
MSc Finance and Investments
MSc International Business
MSc International Business and Finance
MSc International Business and Trade
MSc Management Information Systems
MSc Project Management
MSc Sport Sciences
MSc Tourism with Project Management
MPH Master  Public Health
MSc Gender and Development Studies
MSc Natural Resource Management

Mona Campus, Jamaica

MA Communication for Social and Behaviour Change
MA Heritage Studies
MA History
MSc Clinical Medical Physics
MPH Master of Public Health
MSc Medical Physics
MSc Natural Resource Management – Disaster Risk Management
Master of Science Natural Resource Management – Integrated Urban and Rural Environmental Management
MSc Natural Resource Management – Marine and Terrestrial Ecosystem
MSc Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health
MSc Development Studies
MSc National Security and Strategic Studies
MSc Tourism and Hospitality Management

Augustine campus, Trinidad and Tobago 

Master of Arts History
MSc Tropical Crop Protection
MSc Agricultural Economics
MSc Food Security
MSc Animal Science and Production
MSc Marketing and Agribusiness
MSc Value Addition for Food and Nutrition Security
MSc Computer Sciences
MSc Mathematics
MSc Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health
MSc Statistics
MSc Aviation Management
MSc Criminology and Criminal Justice
MSc Economics
MSc Management Studies
MSc Social Work
MSc Tourism Development and Management
Master of Applied Science Electrical and Computer Engineering
MSc Chemical and Process Engineering
MSc Chemical and Process Engineering with Management
MSc Chemical and Process Engineering with Environmental Engineering
MSc Civil Engineering
MSc Civil with Environmental Engineering
MSc Engineering Management
MSc Environmental Engineering
MSc Food Science and Technology
MSc Geoinformatics
MSc Manufacturing Engineering
MSc Reservoir Engineering
MSc Petroleum Engineering
MSc Production Management
MSc Production Engineering and Management
MSc Urban and Regional Planning
MSc Gender & Development Studies

Entry requirements can be found on the Mona, Cave Hill and Augustin campus websites.

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The Technical University of Kenya

Available courses:

Master Of Applied Linguistics
MA Entrepreneurship
MBA Master of Business Administration
Master of Construction Project Management
Master of Musical Arts in Composition Or Performance
Master Of Music in Music Education Or African Music Studies
MPhil Applied Parasitology
MPH Master Of Public Health
MSc Electrical And Electronics Engineering
MSc Applied Parasitology
MSc Applied Statistics
MSc Community Nutrition
MSc Computational Chemistry
MSc Event Management
MSc Forensic Biochemistry
MSc Hospitality Management
MSc Information And Knowledge Management
MSc International Relations
MSc Mathematical Statistics
MSc Mathematics
MSc Medical Laboratory Sciences
MSc Medical Physics
MSc Physics
MSc Tourism Management
MSc Land Administration
MTech Applied Entomology
MTech Applied Parasitology
MTech Communication And Computer Networks
MTech Computer Technology
MTech Environmental Resource Management
MTech Petroleum Chemical Technology
MTech Mechanical Engineering Technology

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University of Nairobi, Kenya 

Available courses:

MA Anthropology
MA Communication Studies
MA Diplomacy
MA Economic Policy Management
MA Economics
MA Gender And Development Studies
MA International Relations
MA International Studies
MA Medical Sociology
MA Monitoring And Evaluation
MA Political Science And Public Administration
MA Population
MA Sociology (Criminology And Social Order)
MA Sociology (Disaster Management)
MA Sociology (Rural Sociology And Community Development)
MA Women, Leadership And Governance In Africa
Masters of Research And Public Policy
MPA Master of Public Administration
MSc Health Economics And Policy
MSc Population

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University of Malaya, Malaysia

Available courses can be found on the University of Malaya website.

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Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)

Available courses can be found on the University website

Entry requirements:

Applicants should hold one of the following:

A bachelor’s degree in relevant field with a minimum CGPA of 2.750

A bachelor’s degree or equivalent with a CGPA in the range of 2.500 to CGPA 2.749, and must have a minimum of three years of working experience in a relevant field or subject to a rigorous internal assessment by the faculty or institute

A bachelor’s degree or equivalent with below CGPA of 2.500 and must have a minimum of five years of working experience in the relevant field

An applicant who is in the final semester of their bachelor study  may be considered for a provisional admission provided that their latest CGPA – or its equivalent – meets the postgraduate programme admission requirements.

International applicants are required to meet the UPM English requirement with a minimum score of 6.0 for IELTS or equivalent.

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University of Mauritius

Available courses:

Master of Public Health (MPH) – one year full-time programme

Entry requirements:

Successful completion of an undergraduate degree with:

At least a second class or 50%, whichever is applicable or;

A GPA not less than 2.5 out of 4 or equivalent, from a recognised higher education institution or;

Alternative qualifications acceptable to the University of Mauritius

For medically qualified applicants: MBBS, MBChB or equivalent.

For non-medically qualified applicants:

An upper second class degree or equivalent or a BDS degree and two years of experience in public health, health promotion, health administration, occupational and environmental health experience, clinical research or other health- related fields or;

Alternative qualifications acceptable to the University of Mauritius

Suitable candidates should have a strong academic record with adequate quantitative skills and a background in medicine, health sciences, biological sciences or environmental sciences.

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COMSATS University Islamabad, Pakistan. 

Available courses:

MSc Computer Science
MSc Mathematics
MSc Meteorology
MSc Physics
MSc Bio sciences
MSc Bioinformatics
MSc Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
MSc Molecular Genetics
MSc Microbiology and Immunology
MSc Management Sciences
MSc Project Management
MSc Computer Engineering

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University of Rwanda

Available courses: 

MA Development Studies
MA Genocide Studies And Prevention
MA Peace Studies And Conflict Transformation
MA Security Studies
MA Translation And Interpreting
Master In Field Epidemiology And Laboratory Management
Master Of Hospital And Healthcare Administration
Master Of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Quality Assurance And Quality Control
Master Of Social Sciences In Gender And Development
Master Of Social Sciences In Local Governance Studies
Masters In Business Law
Masters In International Climinal Justice And The Law Of Human Rights
MEd Biology Education
MEd Chemistry Education
MEd Curriculum and Instructions
MEd Educational Leadership and Management
MEd English Education
MEd French Education
MEd Kinyarwanda Education
MEd Kiswahili Education
MEd Mathematics Education
MEd Physics Education
MEd Special Needs Education
MPhil Public Health
MSc Accounting
MSc Agribusiness
MSc Agriculture Engineering With Specialisation In Soil And Water Engineering
MSc Agroforestry And Soil Management
MSc Animal Production
MSc Clinical Psychology And Therapeutics
MSc Crop Science
MSc Data Science In Actuarial Science
MSc Data Science In Biostatistics
MSc Data Science In Data Minings
MSc Data Science In Demography
MSc Data Science In Econometrics
MSc Economics
MSc Epidemiology
MSc Field Epidemilogy
MSc Health Informatics
MSc Health Supply Chain Management
MSc Nursing (8 Speciality Tracks: Critical Care And Trauma, Paediatric, Medical Surgical, Nephrology,
MSc Psychiatry
MSc Public Health
MSc Regulatory Economics and Competition Policy

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The State University of Zanzibar, Tanzania 

Available courses:

MSc Natural Resource management and climate change
MSc Chemistry
MA Youth and Gender Development

MA Youth and Gender Development: Preference will be given to students with a background in  education, youth, and gender.

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Makerere University, Uganda 

Available courses:

MA Economic Policy Management
MA Gender Studies
Master of Public Health (Full time)
Master of Statistics
MSc Agribusiness Management
MSc Agricultural and applied Economics
MSc Civil Engineering
MSc Crop Science
MSc Food Safety and Quality Management
MSc Geo-Information Science and Technology
MSc Immunology and Clinical Microbiology
MSc Plant Breeding and Seed Systems
MSc Population and reproductive health
MSc Renewable Energy

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