Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme

CSSS student group

Awards made under this scheme are jointly funded by the Department for International Development (DFID), as part of the United Kingdom International Development programme for developing countries, and participating institutions in the UK. Full details are available in the CSSS 2015 prospectus (pdf). You may also wish to view the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme website.

Awards are for one-year, full-time, campus-based, taught, master's study, in the following academic areas only:

Eligibility and selection criteria:

Candidates are normally expected to hold a BSc or BA degree at either first class or upper second-class level. Candidates are expected to be fluent in written and oral English. Candidates who have already studied for one year or more in a developed country or who possess sufficient resources to self-fund are not eligible for an award.

Eligible Commonwealth Countries for 2015/16 in alphabetical order: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, British Virgin Islands, Cameroon, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Fiji, Ghana, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guyana, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Montserrat, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guineas, Pitcairn, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, St Helena, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tristan da Cunha, Turks and Caicos, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Samoa, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

ApplicationsCSSS student applications

Please download and complete the application form. All applications should be sent directly to our scholarships team. Applications for the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme must be received by the University of Leicester scholarship team no later than Friday 13 March 2015.

Application form:

Download the application form (pdf) and follow the guidelines, and then email your completed application to

We encourage applicants to submit their application by email, however if you are unable to do so please send your application by post to: Scholarship Applications, International Office, University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester, LE1 7RH, United Kingdom.

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Contact Information

For futher information please contact the International Office:

E: International Office
T: +44(0) 1162522296

E: Scholarships Team
T: +44(0) 1162522296

Other useful contacts are included in the essential guide to starting at Leicester