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Thursday, June 10, 2021

Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships fullyfunded-Masters program Only / low or middle-income Commonwealth country.

Opening date: 15 April 2021
Closing date: 10 June 2021 at 15:00 UTC
Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarship

Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships (QECS

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.

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 – both in their home countries and those that host them. As an active part of the Commonwealth network, scholars will help shape its future.

Before submitting an application, please review the available courses and entry requirements below - in addition to the application guidance. Please select a course that is offered at the university you select at the start of the form for your application to be counted. For more information, please read the FAQs.

The University of the South Pacific (USP)

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

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

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

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.

Stellenbosch University

MEng Engineering (Chemical Engineering)
MSc Psychology
MSc Psychiatry
Applicants are required to submit a university application at the same time as their scholarship application.

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.

University of Venda 

Health and Life Sciences
Physical Sciences and Mathematical Sciences
Human and Social Sciences
Management Sciences and Law
Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
Entry requirements

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

Institute of Biochemistry Molecular Biology and Biotechnology,  ​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, are required to undertake an online test. There is a cost associated with this test that will not be covered by the ACU. QECS applicants are eligible for a 50% discount and will need to pay USD 15. Contact the University of Colombo if you have any questions.

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.

Entry requirements

Bachelor's degree and three years of managerial experience.

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