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Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships in UK 2020 For Pakistani Students

The Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships aims to facilitate students from lower-income or underdeveloped countries by providing excellence in Higher education. The UK Department for International Development (DFID) will offer funding to Study Abroad in UK for Pakistani students and work on sustaining the principles of the Commonwealth by contributing to fulfilling the needs of various students. The students will get the opportunity to enhance their skills with the help of qualified professionals and training in the areas that need development in the country which are not available in their home country. Moreover, the scholarship has the goal to offer High-quality postgraduate studies (part-time Master’s level studies) to students who wish to access training. All students with potential capability can acquire leadership skills with this UK Scholarships for Pakistani students.


Eligibility Criteria Of Commonwealth Scholarship

To be eligible for the scholarship, the students should be able to fulfill the eligibility criteria as mentioned below.

  • The student should be a permanent resident and citizen of a developing commonwealth country i.e. all Pakistani students are eligible

  • The student must have attained a degree with first division.

  • However, applicants with relevant working experience will be considered with lower qualification

  • The students who are unable to afford money for studying in united states without this scholarship


Scope Of Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarship 2020

The Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships 2020 has the basic agenda of aiding motivated and talented international or Pakistani students with financial resources to help them study in the UK. The scholarship has the basic scope which can be determined under six themes as given below.

  1. The scholarship will offer the development off knowledge and skills related to Science and technology i.e. agriculture, veterinary science, or forestry of a low or middle-income country

  2. Focus on improving the health systems and capacity to fill critical shortage areas by establishing better systems, processes, or management along with developing new treatments

  3. In Commonwealth countries supporting and promoting economic global prosperity through the development of entrepreneurial skills and long term capacity building.

  4. Building systems that will be strengthening global peace, security and governance at national, regional, or international levels

  5. Knowledge to help in strengthening resilience and response to crises

  6. Expanding educational opportunities for developing knowledge and skills for access and inclusion to decision-making

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Selection process of Commonwealth Scholarship

The students will be selected by the Universities in UK according to their recruitment process for the commonwealth distance learning scholarship and the names of these selected students will be forwarded to the CSC which aims to identify the most deserving students among the other students based on their potential without any discrimination by 22 May 2020. The CSC will determine that the students fulfill the eligibility criteria and after the successful selection all the universities will inform candidates of their results by July 2020. However, the selection process includes

  • The qualification background and academic capabilities which will be determined based on merit  

  • The ability of the students to show potential and participate in the development of home country progress

  • The students must apply according to the eligibility criteria for Master’s course in the university of UK and must secure admission in the university that comes under the category of Distance Learning scheme


How To Apply For Commonwealth Scholarship

All students are required to submit application forms using the CSC’s online application system by applying for one course or more than one course of Master’s level degree that is offered through the commonwealth distance learning scholarship.  All supporting documents including full transcripts starting your higher education must be submitted till 4th May 2020 along with an offer letter that will be required with at least one reference.


Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships Closing Date

The CSC’s online application form for securing admission in UK universities to get the scholarship is now open. The students are advised to submit their application forms before the deadline which is 04:00 pm on 13th April 2020.  For getting further updates and knowledge regarding the scholarship the student can check the study guide in UK for Pakistani students from which they can obtain all the details and information including the visa procedure of UK for Pakistani students.


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