Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships

About the Association of Commonwealth Universities

The Association of Commonwealth Universities is founded as an establishment that is based on the cooperation of several overseas organizations that are based all around the globe. As an establishment that prides itself for the betterment of society’s future, the Association of Commonwealth Universities commits itself in shaping and sharpening a much better world. However, while other establishments focus on improving the world through other different fields, such as the economic or development sector, the Association of Commonwealth Universities plans on improving the world through the field of higher/tertiary education.

Since this is an association, it’s no wonder that a collaborations are constant in the pursuit of improving the overall quality of higher education. Therefore, the key ingredient into making this initiative possible is through the form of international collaboration. The idea is simple: bring together universities from all around the world, including individuals who work and study in them, and through them, the Association of Commonwealth Universities is able to promote the importance of knowledge, mutual understanding, expanding horizons, and above all, improving the welfare of society. Which is why the Association of Commonwealth Universities is no stranger to networking with some of the most prominent figures that are influential within a global landscape. From academia, to stakeholders, ACU connects with all!

About the Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships

The Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarship is one of the many programmes that are offered to scholars of the world who wish to pursue a two-year Master’s degree. What makes this programme different from most other Master’s degree programmes is that the Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships will send all candidates to universities or tertiary institutions that are based in low or middle-income country of the Commonwealth. This is no accident – it is all part of a plan for local scholars to not just attain their tertiary education, but it is also an opportunity for these scholars to apply what they have learnt in classes into practice. Specifically, this means that all selected candidates will be required to create beneficial change within their respective communities.

The challenge behind this is that all selected scholars will be asked to create life-solving solutions in a completely new, foreign country. Therefore, not only do they have to adapt themselves to the surroundings of the nation, but they will also have to expand their horizons a create global networks that may last for generations. Through this mutual exchange of education and culture, the association hopes that this programme is able to conduct and bring forward a massive sum of positive changes and solutions towards the same global challenges that we as society are currently facing together.

Programme Value

All grantees of the Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarship programme will be awarded with a set of generous financial benefits that will motivate the scholars to pursue their studies without any monetary burden slowing them down. The programme hopes that with the funding that is provided, scholars are able to excel better in their respective fields and specializations during their their studies. Grantees of the Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarship programme will be awarded with these following benefits:

  • Fully-funded tuition fees that will be covered by the association
  • Living expenses allowance (stipend) during the entire course and duration of the award
  • Return economy airfare tickets to their host country
  • An allowance upon the candidates’ arrival
  • Research support grant – however this can only be obtained by requested and must approved of by the association
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If you are a potential applicant who’s interested in the Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarship programme, you must meet all of these eligibility criteria before you could even start on your applications. All of the criteria must be met. Should you fail to meet all of the eligibility criteria, you application will be automatically dismissed. The eligibility criteria includes:

  • Having a minimal of a high school certificate
  • Owning an undergraduate academic transcript as well as a graduation certificate from your previous university studies
  • Two academic references that are completely valid and legitimate
  • Valid scans of the candidates’ passports and/or national ID card
  • Proven fluency of the English language ability – this applies to scholars where the English language is not their first language

We highly recommend that all candidates take these eligibility criteria seriously. Failure to meet one of these criteria may result in disadvantageous consequences to the overall result of your scholarship application. Therefore, kindly double check all of them.

Eligible Universities

The Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarship programme is opening its doors to a certain select list of universities that are based in several different locations all around the world. Before you apply for this programme, please make sure that you have all the necessary documents that may provide proof of your residency in any one of these countries. The universities that scholars are allowed to apply in the Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarship programme are:


University of Dhaka 

All Masters courses (18-24 months)

Entry requirements:

Four years of undergraduate study.

Contact: intlhelpdesk@du.ac.bd

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University of Eswatini

  • MA History
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • MEd Adult Education
  • MEd Curriculum & Teaching
  • MEd Educational Foundations & Management
  • MEd Primary
  • MNSc Family Nurse Practice
  • MSc Agricultural and Applied Economics
  • MSc Agricultural Education
  • MSc Agricultural Extension
  • MSc Animal Science
  • MSc Chemistry
  • MSc Conservation Ecology
  • MSc Consumer Science Education
  • MSc Computational Physics
  • MSc Crop Science
  • MSc Crop Protection
  • MSc Environmental Resources Management
  • MSc Food Science and Technology
  • MSc Horticulture
  • MSc Mathematics
  • MSc Midwifery
  • MSc Textiles

Entry requirements:

Undergraduate degree in a relevant subject area.

Contact: lnhlabatsi@uniswa.sz

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Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, (KNUST), Kumasi

All Master courses (18-24 months)

Entry requirements:

Completion of a relevant degree and two years of work experience after graduating.

Contact: ipo@knust.edu.gh

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The University of the West Indies

Technical University of Kenya

Courses available:

  • MA Applied Linguistics
  • MA Entrepreneurship
  • Master of Music In Music Education Or African Music Studies
  • Master of Musical Arts In Composition Or Performance
  • MBA Business Administration
  • MEng Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • MPH Public Health
  • MPhil Applied Parasitology
  • MSc Applied Parasitology
  • MSc Applied Statistics
  • MSc Community Nutrition
  • MSc Computational Chemistry
  • MSc Forensic Biochemistry
  • MSc Information And Knowledge Management
  • MSc International Relations
  • MSc Land Administration
  • MSc Mathematical Statistics
  • MSc Mathematics (Pure Or Applied Mathematics)
  • MSc Medical Laboratory Sciences
  • MSc Physics
  • MTech Applied Entomology
  • MTech Applied Parasitology
  • MTech Environmental Resource Management
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Contact: vc@tukenya.ac.ke

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University of Nairobi

All Masters courses (18-24 months). See website for available courses.

Entry requirements: N/A

Contact: gs-admissions@uonbi.ac.ke

Apply now


Universiti Malaya

See website for available courses and entry requirements.

Contact: skp_aasc@um.edu.my

Apply now

Universiti Putra Malaysia

See website for available courses.

Entry requirements:

  • Bachelor degree with minimum Cumulative Grade Points Average (CGPA) of 3.75.
  • Compliance with the English requirement with minimum score of 6.0 for International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or equivalent.

Contact: pg_admission@upm.edu.my

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University of Mauritius

MPH Master of Public Health (one year full-time programme)

Entry requirements:

Suitable candidates should have a strong academic record with adequate quantitative skills and a background in medicine, health sciences, biological sciences or environmental sciences.

Contact: h.jugoo@uom.ac.mu

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COMSATS University Islamabad

Courses available:

  • MSc Banking and Finance
  • MSc Bioinformatics
  • MSc Biosciences
  • MSc Biosciences and Molecular Biology
  • MSc Biotechnology
  • MSc Chemical Engineering
  • MSc Chemistry
  • MSc Computer Engineering
  • MSc Computer Science
  • MSc Cyber Security
  • MSc Development Studies
  • MSc Earth Sciences (Applied Geology / Applied Geophysics)
  • MSc Economics
  • MSc Electrical Engineering
  • MSc Environmental Engineering
  • MSc Environmental Sciences
  • MSc Information Security
  • MSc Management Sciences
  • MSc Mathematics
  • MSc Mechanical Engineering
  • MSc Meteorology
  • MSc Microbiology and Immunology
  • MSc Molecular Genetics
  • MSc Molecular Virology
  • MSc Pharmacy
  • MSc Physics
  • MSc Project Management
  • MSc Remote Sensing & Geographic Information System
  • MSc Software Engineering
  • MSc Statistics
  • MSc Sustainable Water Sanitation Health and Development

Entry requirements: N/A

Contact: int.admissons@comsats.edu.pk

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University of Rwanda

Courses available:

  • MA Development Studies
  • MA Genocide Studies And Prevention
  • MA Peace Studies And Conflict Transformation
  • MA Security Studies
  • MA Translation And Interpreting
  • Master In Field Epidemiology And Laboratory Management
  • Master Of Hospital And Healthcare Administration
  • Master Of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Quality Assurance And Quality Control
  • Master Of Social Sciences In Gender And Development
  • Master Of Social Sciences In Local Governance Studies
  • Masters In Business Law
  • Masters In International Criminal Justice And The Law Of Human Rights
  • MEd Biology Education
  • MEd Chemistry Education
  • MEd Curriculum And Instructions
  • MEd Educational Leadership And Management
  • MEd English Education
  • MEd French Education
  • MEd Kinyarwanda Education
  • MEd Kiswahili Education
  • MEd Mathematics Education
  • MEd Physics Education
  • MEd Special Needs Education
  • MPhil Public Health
  • MSc Accounting
  • MSc Agribusiness
  • MSc Agriculture Engineering With Specialisation In Soil And Water Engineering
  • MSc Agroforestry And Soil Management
  • MSc Animal Production
  • MSc Clinical Psychology And Therapeutics
  • MSc Crop Science
  • MSc Data Science In Biostatistics
  • MSc Data Science In Data Mining
  • MSc Data Science In Demography
  • MSc Data Science In Actuarial Science
  • MSc Data Science In Econometrics
  • MSc Economics
  • MSc Epidemiology
  • MSc Field Epidemiology
  • MSc Health Informatics
  • MSc Health Supply Chain Management
  • MSc Psychiatry
  • MSc Public Health
  • MSc Regulatory Economics And Competition Policy

Entry requirements: N/A


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How to Apply

If you are interested in signing up for the Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarship programme, please follow these instructions clearly. These instructions are already established by the association beforehand. Therefore, please follow these instructions as clearly as you can. The committee will not be responsible for any candidates that will miss any of these scholarship application instructions. Should you have any further inquiries, you may consult them with any of the official contact that we will provide below in this article. The application procedure are as follows:

  • If you are interested in signing up for this scholarship please begin your application procedure by visiting this website link.
  • Before you can sign up for any of the scholarship program you will need to create an account beforehand. This account will help you store all of your application information as well as the necessary documents that will be required to be uploaded by the candidate.
  • If you are a new user you will be required to create a username password, re-confirm your password as well as insert your email address after that click the submit button.
  • However if you are a returning user, all you have to do is insert in your username and a password that you have created and then click on submit.
  • Please be noted that each University has their own application link attached. If you would like to visit the application form for each University, you may do so by clicking on the University link of your choice that we have provided beforehand.

Closing Date

If you’re all set for the Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarship programme, then you better jot down this important date! This year’s application registration for the current academic period will be closed on  4pm (UCT) on 18 January 2021By the end of the application registration period, all forms and documents that are submitted must be completed and accurate. However, to avoid heavy application traffic, all candidates are highly advised to send in everything way before the closing date. This is also to ensure that candidates can have more time to compile any other necessary documents just in case if there is any missing information within the application submission forms.

Official Contact

Still need more information about the Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarship programme? Then look no further! We underestand that different types of candidates will have different types of questions. While we cannot accommodate all of your inquiries or concerns, we have all the available contact information that you need just in case you need to ask more questions or inquiries. Whether it’s a small question about the program’s value or a heavy one regarding the programme’s application procedure, always ask the questions you need answers to. Last but not least, don’t forget to give out your 100%, either for this scholarship, or the next. Happy applying, future scholars of the world!

  • Address: The Association of Commonwealth Universities, Woburn House, 20-24 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9HF,United Kingdom.
  • Telephone: +44 (0)20 7380 6700
  • Make An Enquiry: https://www.acu.ac.uk/contact-us/
  • Official Website: https://www.acu.ac.uk/

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  1. Hello. I completed studies and is set to graduate in June 2021. Is it possible to apply using the provisional transcripts and letter of completion?

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