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Cameroon: Applications for 2015 Commonwealth Scholarships open

The Commonwealth Scholarship commission in the United Kingdom-CSC, invites nominations from Cameroon for 24 Masters and PhD scholarships.

The Commonwealth Scholarship commission in the United Kingdom-CSC, is inviting nominations from Cameroon for 24 taught Masters and PhD scholarships tenable from the start of UK academic year October 2016.

Selection criteria for assessment of applications for 2016 Commonwealth Scholarships for developing Commonwealth country citizens (funded by the Department for International Development (DFID) tenable in the United Kingdom includes; accademic merit, development impact of studies, and quality of study plan.

Commonwealth PhD Scholarships

Purpose:

To enhance individual teaching and research capacity leading to increased institutional capacity in academic and other sectors in Commonwealth countries, and to contribute to UK higher education and research by attracting high-calibre international candidates and encouraging links and collaboration.

Intended beneficiaries:

High-quality graduates who have the potential to become influential leaders, teachers, or researchers in their home countries, and whose proposed research topic has been described to the satisfaction of the selection committee as having a developmental and leadership focus.

Focus sector(s):

All sectors. A number of scholarships are offered specifically to academic staff, in all disciplines, from selected universities in developing Commonwealth countries.

Award duration:

Typically three years. The scholarships are offered for an initial tenure of 22 months, and extended following confirmation of upgrade to PhD status.

Application process:

Applications are accepted via national nominating agencies, invited NGOs, and selected universities in developing Commonwealth countries. Nominating bodies are encouraged to identify their own priority areas and nominate candidates accordingly.

Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships

Purpose:

To contribute to development needs of Commonwealth countries by providing training for skilled and qualified professionals and academics, and to contribute to UK higher education and foreign policy aims by encouraging collaboration and links. Intended beneficiaries: High-quality postgraduate students who have the potential to enhance the development of their home countries with the knowledge and leadership skills they acquire.

Focus sector(s):

All sectors. Courses provide knowledge and skills likely to have a significant development impact.

Award duration:

Typically 12 months, or the length of the specific qualification (up to 24 months exceptionally). The scholarships are wholly tenable at universities in the UK.

Application process:

Applications are accepted via national nominating agencies and invited NGOs.

All applications for Commonwealth Scholarships or Fellowships in the UK should be made via the scholarship’s Electronic Application System (EAS).

Applicants have until 23:59 (GMT) on the 19th of November to complete thier applications online. Any nominated candidates who have not completed an application via the EAS will not be considered for the scholarship.

Full details of the Commonwealth scholarships are contained in the 2016 Commonwealth Scholarship Prospectus.