The Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships (QECS) for 2023-2024 are now open for applications! This prestigious scholarship offers a one-of-a-kind chance for students from Commonwealth countries to pursue a two-year Master’s degree in a low or middle income Commonwealth nation. Designed for students passionate about creating change in their communities, QECS scholarships provide life-changing experiences, allowing scholars to explore new cultures, broaden their horizons, and establish lasting global connections. Through cultural exchange and academic collaboration, Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholars contribute to positive change and address common challenges faced by their home countries and host nations.
Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships (QECS) Benefits
The Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships offer the following benefits:
- Fully-funded tuition fees
- Living allowance (stipend) for the duration of the award
- Return economy flights to the host country
- One-off arrival allowance
- Research Support Grant (on request only; subject to approval)
Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships (QECS) Eligibility Criteria
To be eligible for the QECS awards, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Be a citizen (or hold refugee status) in a Commonwealth country
- Apply for a QECS award in a country other than their home country/country of citizenship
- No upper age limit
- Already have completed a degree and graduated with an equivalent of a 2:1 at the time of application
- QECS awards are only hosted by low and middle income countries, excluding high income countries such as Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the UK
- QECS awards are only for new students and cannot be used to fund a course that has already been started
Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships (QECS) Host Institutions
The following institutions will be hosting QECS awardees:
- The University of the South Pacific – Fiji, Samoa, and Vanuatu
- Stellenbosch University – South Africa
- Tshwane University of Technology – South Africa
- University of Pretoria – South Africa
- University of Colombo – Sri Lanka
- University of Sri Jayewardenepura – Sri Lanka
Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships (QECS) Application Process
The application form includes the following sections:
- Personal Details
- Academic & Employment Record
- Course at host university details
- Upload supporting documents (including references)
Apply Here Official Link
Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to transform your life and contribute to the global community. Apply now for the Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships 2023-2024 before the deadline on May 24, 2023!
FAQS Regarding Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships
Who is eligible for the Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships?
Citizens or refugees of a Commonwealth country, who have completed their degree with an equivalent of a 2:1, are eligible. Applicants must apply for a scholarship in a country other than their home country/country of citizenship.
What does the Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarship cover?
The scholarship covers fully-funded tuition fees, living allowance, return economy flights, one-off arrival allowance, and a research support grant (on request only; subject to approval).
When is the deadline to apply for the Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships?
The deadline to apply for the QECS 2023-2024 is May 24, 2023.
Which countries and institutions host the QECS awards?
Host institutions include universities in Fiji, Samoa, Vanuatu, South Africa, and Sri Lanka, such as the University of the South Pacific, Stellenbosch University, Tshwane University of Technology, University of Pretoria, University of Colombo, and University of Sri Jayewardenepura.
How do I apply for the Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships?
To apply for the QECS, visit the official application page, complete the application form with your personal, academic, and employment details, provide statements and upload supporting documents, including references. Click “Submit” to complete your application.
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