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Commonwealth Scholarships

The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK (CSC) awards over 900 scholarships and fellowships for postgraduate study and professional development to Commonwealth citizens each year and they’ve got some fantastic opportunities that are currently open for applications!

Commonwealth Scholarships – New Zealand

The first scheme open is for doctoral study in New Zealand starting in early 2017. The following universities in New Zealand are offering to fund one Commonwealth Scholarship each at varying values:

Click on the links above for information about the universities. Info about how to apply and eligibility for this scheme are available here.

Commonwealth Scholarships in low and middle income countries

The second scheme is the CSFP endowment fund, which supports Commonwealth Scholarships hosted by low and middle income countries. In 2016, Commonwealth Scholarships for Master’s level study are being offered in the following countries:

Click on the links above for information about the universities. Find out more about how to apply and your eligibility for this scheme.

Canada Memorial Scholarship 2016

To us, it’s about identifying tomorrow’s leaders – individuals with the potential to inspire others with their choices and actions.

“So far, we’ve enabled 30 exceptional individuals – from journalists, professors, scientists and politicians in the making, to visual and creative artists. Every one has gone on to achieve great things and act as an ambassador for a connected Canada and Great Britain.”

Full scholarships are available to British students applying for any year-long postgraduate course with an accredited Canadian further education provider. canada university

The Awards are offered annually for British students or graduates wishing to pursue a postgraduate course at a university or other appropriate institution in Canada.

The Awards, tenable for one year only, will cover airfares, fees, maintenance, accommodations and other allowances.

Candidates applying for courses of more than one year may be required to provide assurances that they have sources of additional funding available to them that will enabled them to complete the course (These awards are not available for study at a doctoral level).

Candidates should be United Kingdom citizens resident within the United Kingdom. They should hold, or expect to hold, a first or upper second-class Honours degree. In addition they should be able to show convincing reasons why they wish to study in Canada.

Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate leadership and ambassadorial qualities as well as strong academic credentials.

For more information about how to apply, check out the Canada Memorial Foundation website:

India Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan 2016

indiaAs part of the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP), the Government of India is offering two awards for scholarships to UK citizens wishing to study in India!


Applicants must be citizens of the United Kingdom.
Candidates must meet the eligibility requirements of the course and institution at which they intend to study.
Candidates may not study courses in medicine or dentistry.
Priority will be given to candidates who have not previously studied in India.

All the relevant details can be found by clicking on the below link:

Application form and associated documents can be downloaded below or from the ICCR website:   

 Applications should be on the official application form, together with certified copies of all requested supporting documentation. In the case of those applying for an MPhil or PhD, it is also necessary for an application for approval of research visa to be submitted.

Completed application packs should be sent in hardcopy, along with six photocopies, to:

Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC)
Ms Huma Akhtar c/o ACU, Woburn House 20-24 Tavistock Square London WC1H 9HF

Email enquiries to:

Closing date for receipt of nominations at the above address: Monday 4th of January 2016

 *Please note that this is the deadline set by the ACU to receive and select candidates and nominate to the London agency in time to meet their deadline of the 8th of January 2016. Therefore any applications received after the 4th of January will not be considered.


Kennedy Scholarships 2016-17

Applications are invited for Kennedy Scholarships to enable British citizens, educated in the UK, to take graduate programmes across the full range of Schools and courses at Harvard and MIT

Kennedy Scholarships comprise full tuition and health insurance fees, a generous stipend for living, a contribution to transatlantic travel and a discretionary grant for vacation travel in the USA. They are part of the British national memorial to President Kennedy and have been awarded annually in competition since 1965 with many former scholars now in leading positions.

Up to 10 awards will be offered for 2016-17.

All applicants must have studied at a UK University or University College. In addition, they may be: studying for a first degree and due to graduate in the academic year 2015-2016, or a graduate of a UK university or university college who has completed a first degree not earlier than 2011 and who will have spent at least 2 of the 7 academic years prior to 01.09.2016 at a UK university or university college.

Awards will not be made to postdoctoral candidates wishing to pursue further research in their own field.

Applicants must meet the eligibility requirements of their chosen programmes and, in addition to their Kennedy Scholarship application, should submit a separate and independent application to their preferred School, meeting all deadlines etc.

A Kennedy Scholarship does not guarantee admission to Harvard or MIT.

Applications must be submitted online at by 23.59 on 28th October 2015.

Contact details for 2 referees must be supplied who will be emailed automatically once an application is submitted.

Full information about the award and how to apply is on the website.

Daiwa Scholarships 2016

The Daiwa Scholarship is a unique 19-month programme of language study, work placement and homestay in Japan, following a month of Japanese language tuition in the UK. Daiwa Scholarships offer young and talented UK citizens with strong leadership potential, the opportunity to acquire Japanese language skills, and to access expertise and knowledge relevant to their career goals.

The selected Daiwa Scholars will undertake a month of Japanese language study in the UK during August 2016 before moving to Japan in mid-September 2016 for the remainder of the Scholarship.

No previous experience of Japan or Japanese is necessary. 

You can find a link to the Daiwa Scholarship flyer here. The link to the online application notes and form can be found here. The Foundation is also happy to provide advice about possible applications – please contact

If you are interested in applying you should attend the briefing organised by the Daiwa Foundation in Sheffield on

Wednesday 28 October 2015, 12:00pm
LTE Hicks Building
More info:

The closing date for the 2016 programme will be Thursday 3 December 2015.

Scholarships misconceptions

Very few students know exactly what scholarships they could apply for and subsequently miss out on funding which could help to finance opportunities beyond their wildest dreams; so what are the most common misconceptions, and how can we debunk them?

1. Scholarships are only for the most academically gifted students


A lot of students believe that the sole criteria for applying for scholarships and the awarding body’s motivation behind allocating financial backing is merely the achievement of high grades, which isn’t always the case. Scholarship awarding organisations look for a range of candidates and base their decisions on other factors, including: income, where you live and what your area of study is.

2. The number of scholarships available is very limited

There are more than 8,000 scholarships available for the students to apply for in the EU, with many of the schemes undersubscribed. Although some have particular criteria, through researching relevant funding databases (such as those on: then you can filter out the ones which aren’t applicable.

3. You have to be involved in community work to be eligible

Although some scholarships linked to social work and the community will require some evidence of you working in your locality, many scholarships won’t have this as a requirement (not to say that we’d discourage it!)

4. The funding amount will be too low

The amount of funding that you can receive from scholarship awarding bodies can vary greatly, from one off payments to monthly sums which can help to supplement your living costs. Some scholarships will even allow you to apply for other schemes to help make up the short fall, so make sure you read up on the criteria.

5. I have to be in financial distress to apply

Although there are some awards in place to help students from low income backgrounds or financial difficulty, not all scholarships are means tested. Some awards may exist to help promote a certain career path or profession, or to support students from certain places.


Thailand English Teaching programme

Are you an undergraduate, or recent graduate student interested in assisting with English teaching in Thailand?

40165webThis project offers students and recent graduates from participating Universities in the UK the chance to work as a language assistant with a Thai teacher in their classrooms and support extra activities outside classroom hours. After an orientation programme in Bangkok, you will travel to your assignment, which could be in any province of Thailand.  You could be working in a school, vocational college or adult education colleges.

You will not only be able to gain first-hand knowledge and experience of Thailand’s culture, but you will also be able to improve your English teaching skills and enhance your employability for future employers.

Applications are currently open and the deadline is January 18th 2015.

For more information, visit the British Council website:

Or their Facebook page:

International Volunteering Day!

International Volunteer Day (IVD) on 5 December was designated by the United Nations in 1985 as an international observance day to celebrate the power and potential of volunteerism. It is an opportunity for volunteers, and volunteer organisations, to raise awareness of, and gain understanding for, the contribution they make to their communities. But what benefits can you get from volunteering? How can it help you after you graduate?

1. Volunteering helps you to connect with othersbigstock_volunteer_group_hands_together_15610862

In an increasingly global marketplace, communication and being able to relate to people from all walks of life is an essential skill, and one that employers value greatly. Volunteering not only helps you to improve communication, but also increases your social and relationship skills.

2. Volunteering is good for your mind and body

It can help to build self-confidence through experiencing new things and communicating with new people, as well as combating depression and signs of anxiety. Self-confidence in challenging situations is another transferable job skill that employers hold in high regard.

3. Volunteering can advance your career

It can provide you with career experience for job sectors that are notoriously hard to get into, as well as skills which you may not have been able to hone in a purely academic environment. This kind of experience is a fantastic advantage over other graduate candidates when applying for jobs after study, and can help to round you out as a person.

You’re not limited to volunteering just in the UK, there are opportunities all over the world to experience something new and to make a difference to a community. For more information, check out the European Youth Portal in the link below:


Generation UK – India

Greg Clark, Minister for Universities, Science and Cities has launched a new UK-wide campaign to support 25,000 UK students to go to India over the next five years, similar to the Generation UK – China initiative.

The campaign, ‘Generation UK-India’, aims to create a new generation of more globally, culturally and business aware young people, and will be managed by the British Council.

Underlining the UK Government and universities’ ongoing commitment to promoting international opportunities to students across the UK, Generation UK-India will provide opportunities for UK students to either work as teaching assistants in Indian schools, gain work experience at top Indian companies, or go on specially organised cultural immersion courses.

Applications for UK students will open in January 2015 for placements starting from July 2015.

Students can register their interest and get more information by clicking here.