Commonwealth Master's Scholarship
Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC)
Deadline:  01st September

M.Tech. (Master of Technology),M.Arch. (Master of Architecture),M.Plan. (Master of Planning),M.Com. (Master of Commerce),M.S. (Master of Surgery),M.Phil. (Master of Philosophy),M.B.A. (Master of Business Administration),M.Ed. (Master of Education),M.S. (Master of Science),M.Des. (Master of Design),M.C.A. (Master of Computer Applications),M.Optom. (Master of Optometry),M.P.H. (Master of Public Health),M.Voc. (Master of Vocation),M.H.R.D.M. (Master in Human Resources Development Management),M.Ch. (Master of Chirurgiae),M.Sc. (Master of Science),M.Text. (Master of Textile),M.A (Master of Arts),LLM (Master of Laws)
United Kingdom

Scholarship Overview

Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC), UK in partnership with Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India invites applications for Commonwealth Master’s Scholarship 2020, UK from students willing to pursue one year Master’s degree courses commencing from September/October 2020-21 at a UK University. The scholarship aims at enabling talented and motivated individuals to gain the knowledge and skills required for sustainable development. Selected candidates will receive a monthly stipend, round trip airfare, thesis grant, travel grant, child allowance and several other benefits.

These scholarships are offered under six themes:

  • Science and technology for development
  • Strengthening health systems and capacity
  • Promoting global prosperity
  • Strengthening global peace, security and governance
  • Strengthening resilience and response to crises
  • Access, inclusion and opportunity


A total of 39 nominations will be made to the CSC by MHRD. The selected scholars will receive -

  • Approved tuition fees
  • A stipend (living allowance) of up to GBP 1,362 per month
  • Round trip airfare
  • Thesis grant (if applicable)
  • Warm clothing allowance (if applicable)
  • Study travel grant
  • Child allowances for widowed, divorced, or single parents (GBP 476 per month for the first child, and GBP 117 per month for the second and third child under 16 years)


While applying on the portal of MHRD, the applicants are required to upload the following documents: 

  • Admission letter
  • Scanned PDF of CSC online application form
  • Applicant's photograph and signature
  • Academic transcripts


This scholarship is closed for further applications. It is expected to be launched by September2021. You can follow this scholarship for further updates.

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To be eligible, an applicant must:

  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of India
  • Have completed or is expected to complete the Bachelor's degree by October 2021
  • Be available to start his/her academic studies in the UK by September/October 2021
  • Not be able to afford to study in the UK without the scholarship.
  • Hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) honours, or a second class degree (2:2), and a relevant postgraduate qualification

Note: Candidates who have already been abroad for studies/training/ specialization either on scholarships or on their own, for a period exceeding six months are eligible to apply if they have been in India for at least two consecutive years as on the date after returning from abroad.

How To Apply

To apply for the scholarships, follow the below steps:

Step 1: Click on the 'Apply Now' button below.
Step 2: Select your country as India and nominating agency as MHRD.
Step 3: Fill in all relevant details in the form.
Step 4: Once the applicant has submitted the form, go to the MHRD application page.
Step 5: Click on the 'Online Application Form' for Commonwealth Scholarship.
Step 6: Fill in the complete form and upload the requested documents.
Step 7: Validate and submit the form.

Note: It is compulsory for the applicants to apply on both the portals before their deadlines, failing which would make their candidature ineligible.