Applications are now open for Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships (QECS) for 2022/2023 intake – a unique opportunity to study a two-year Master’s degree in a low or middle-income country of the Commonwealth. If you are looking to get a fully-funded opportunity to study masters, then Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships 2022/2023 is a good chance for you.

Aimed at students who are committed to creating change in their communities, the scholarships are a life-changing opportunity to experience a new country and culture, to broaden horizons, and to build a global network that will last a lifetime.

Host University for the QEC scholarships:

The Association of Commonwealth Universities

Study Level for QEC Scholarships:

Postgraduate (Masters)

Universities/Fields of study/Eligibility for the Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships:

Bangladesh:

University of Dhaka

Available fields of study: All Masters that are a maximum of two years. For further information visit www.du.ac.bd                

Contact: oia@du.ac.bd

Eswatini:

University of Eswatini 

Available Fields of study:

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

For Entry Eligibility Criteria: Candidates who wish to apply should have an undergraduate degree in a subject area that is relevant to the master’s degree they wish to apply for.

Contact: bodlamini@uniswa.sz

Ghana:

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST)

Available fields of study:

MSc, MEd, MFA, MA, MCOMM, MBA, MPA, MPH, LLM and MPHIL courses.

Entry requirements: Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a recognized institution in the relevant field of study. 

See courses specific requirements KNUST’s webpage

Contact: ipo@knust.edu.gh

The University of the West Indies

Available fields of study:

Cave Hill Campus, Barbados;

  • MA Creative Arts
  • MA History
  • MA Heritage Studies
  • MA Linguistics
  • MEd Education
  • MSc Accounting and Finance (ACCA Embedded)
  • Master Business Analytics
  • MSc Marketing
  • MSc Finance
  • MSc Finance and Investments
  • MSc International Business
  • MSc International Business and Finance
  • MSc International Business and Trade
  • MSc Management Information Systems
  • MSc Project Management
  • MSc Sport Sciences  
  • MSc Tourism with Project Management
  • MPH Master Public Health
  • MSc Gender and Development Studies 
  • MSc Natural Resource Management     

Mona Campus, Jamaica;

  • MA Communication for Social and Behaviour Change
  • MA Heritage Studies      
  • MA History
  • MSc Clinical Medical Physics       
  • MPH Master of Public Health
  • MSc Medical Physics
  • MSc Natural Resource Management – Disaster Risk Management
  • Master of Science Natural Resource Management – Integrated Urban and Rural Environmental Management
  • MSc Natural Resource Management – Marine and Terrestrial Ecosystem
  • MSc Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health
  • MSc Development Studies           
  • MSc National Security and Strategic Studies         
  • MSc Tourism and Hospitality Management

Augustine campus, Trinidad and Tobago; 

  • Master of Arts History   
  • MSc Tropical Crop Protection
  • MSc Agricultural Economics
  • MSc Food Security
  • MSc Animal Science and Production
  • MSc Marketing and Agribusiness
  • MSc Value Addition for Food and Nutrition Security
  • MSc Computer Sciences
  • MSc Mathematics           
  • MSc Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health
  • MSc Statistics
  • MSc Aviation Management         
  • MSc Criminology and Criminal Justice     
  • MSc Economics
  • MSc Management Studies          
  • MSc Social Work             
  • MSc Tourism Development and Management     
  • Master of Applied Science Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • MSc Chemical and Process Engineering  
  • MSc Chemical and Process Engineering with Management            
  • MSc Chemical and Process Engineering with Environmental Engineering 
  • MSc Civil Engineering    
  • MSc Civil with Environmental Engineering           
  • MSc Engineering Management  
  • MSc Environmental Engineering
  • MSc Food Science and Technology          
  • MSc Geoinformatics       
  • MSc Manufacturing Engineering
  • MSc Reservoir Engineering          
  • MSc Petroleum Engineering        
  • MSc Production Management    
  • MSc Production Engineering and Management       
  • MSc Urban and Regional Planning            
  • MSc Gender & Development Studies      

Entry Eligibility Criteria can be found on the Mona, Cave Hill and Augustin campus websites. 

Contact: sgsr@uwimona.edu.jm

Kenya:

The Technical University of Kenya

Available fields of study:

  • Master of Applied Linguistics
  • MA Entrepreneurship
  • MBA Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Construction Project Management
  • Master of Musical Arts in Composition or Performance
  • Master of Music in Music Education Or African Music Studies
  • MPhil Applied Parasitology
  • MPH Master of Public Health
  • MSc Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • MSc Applied Parasitology
  • MSc Applied Statistics
  • MSc Community Nutrition
  • MSc Computational Chemistry
  • MSc Event Management
  • MSc Forensic Biochemistry
  • MSc Hospitality Management
  • MSc Information And Knowledge Management
  • MSc International Relations
  • MSc Mathematical Statistics
  • MSc Mathematics
  • MSc Medical Laboratory Sciences
  • MSc Medical Physics
  • MSc Physics
  • MSc Tourism Management
  • MSc Land Administration
  • MTech Applied Entomology
  • MTech Applied Parasitology
  • MTech Communication and Computer Networks
  • MTech Computer Technology
  • MTech Environmental Resource Management
  • MTech Petroleum Chemical Technology
  • MTech Mechanical Engineering Technology

For Entry Eligibility Criteria: check website

Contact: vc@tukenya.ac.ke 

University of Nairobi

Available fields of study:

  • MA Anthropology
  • MA Communication Studies
  • MA Diplomacy
  • MA Economic Policy Management
  • MA Economics
  • MA Gender and Development Studies
  • MA International Relations
  • MA International Studies
  • MA Medical Sociology
  • MA Monitoring and Evaluation
  • MA Political Science and Public Administration
  • MA Population
  • MA Sociology (Criminology And Social Order)
  • MA Sociology (Disaster Management)
  • MA Sociology (Rural Sociology And Community Development)
  • MA Women, Leadership and Governance In Africa
  • Masters of Research and Public Policy
  • MPA Master of Public Administration
  • MSc Health Economics and Policy
  • MSc Population

For Entry Eligibility Criteria: check website

Contact: pg@uonbi.ac.ke

Malaysia:

University of Malaya

Click here to view Available fields of study.

Click here to check entry eligibility criteria

Contact: study@um.edu.my

Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM);

Available fields of study can be seen here

For Entry Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants should hold one of the following;

  • A bachelor’s degree in relevant field with a minimum CGPA of 2.750
  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent with a CGPA in the range of 2.500 to CGPA 2.749, and must have a minimum of three years of working experience in a relevant field or subject to a rigorous internal assessment by the faculty or institute
  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent with below CGPA of 2.500 and must have a minimum of five years of working experience in the relevant field
  • An applicant who is in the final semester of their bachelor study may be considered for a provisional admission provided that their latest CGPA – or its equivalent – meets the postgraduate programme admission requirements.
  • International applicants are required to meet the UPM English requirement with a minimum score of 6.0 for IELTS or equivalent.

Contact: pg_admission@upm.edu.my

Mauritius:

University of Mauritius;

Available fields of study:

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

For Entry Eligibility Criteria:

Successful completion of an undergraduate degree with:

  • At least a second class or 50%, whichever is applicable or;
  • A GPA not less than 2.5 out of 4 or equivalent, from a recognised higher education institution or;
  • Alternative qualifications acceptable to the University of Mauritius

For medically qualified applicants: MBBS, MBChB or equivalent

For non-medically qualified applicants:

  • An upper second class degree or equivalent or a BDS degree and two years of experience in public health, health promotion, health administration, occupational and environmental health experience, clinical research or other health- related fields or;
  • Alternative qualifications acceptable to the University of Mauritius
  • 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

Pakistan:

COMSATS University Islamabad

Available fields of study: 

  • MSc Computer Science
  • MSc Mathematics
  • MSc Meteorology
  • MSc Physics
  • MSc Bio sciences
  • MSc Bioinformatics
  • MSc Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • MSc Molecular Genetics
  • MSc Microbiology and Immunology
  • MSc Management Sciences
  • MSc Project Management
  • MSc Computer Engineering

Entry requirements: Check website

Contact: int.admissions@comsats.edu.pk

Rwanda:

University of Rwanda

Available fields of study:

  • 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
  • Master’s 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 Specialization 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 Actuarial Science
  • MSc Data Science in Biostatistics
  • MSc Data Science in Data Mining
  • MSc Data Science in Demography
  • MSc Data Science in Econometrics
  • MSc Economics
  • MSc Epidemiology
  • MSc Field Epidemiology
  • MSc Health Informatics
  • MSc Health Supply Chain Management
  • MSc Nursing (8 Specialty Tracks: Critical Care and Trauma, Paediatric, Medical Surgical, Nephrology,
  • MSc Psychiatry
  • MSc Public Health
  • MSc Regulatory Economics and Competition Policy

Entry requirements: check website

Contact: jmutaganda@gmail.com

Tanzania:

The State University of Zanzibar

Available fields of study:

  • MSc Natural Resource management and climate change
  • MSc Chemistry
  • MA Youth and Gender Development

For Entry Eligibility Criteria: Check website

MA Youth and Gender Development: Preference will be given to students with a background in education, youth, and gender.

Contact: abdalla.ibrahim@suza.ac.tz

Uganda

Makerere University

Available fields of study:

  • MA Economic Policy Management
  • MA Gender Studies
  • Master of Public Health (Full time)
  • Master of Statistics
  • MSc Agribusiness Management
  • MSc Agricultural and applied Economics
  • MSc Civil Engineering
  • MSc Crop Science
  • MSc Food Safety and Quality Management
  • MSc Geo-Information Science and Technology
  • MSc Immunology and Clinical Microbiology
  • MSc Plant Breeding and Seed Systems
  • MSc Population and reproductive health
  • MSc Renewable Energy

Entry requirements: check website

Contact: drgtmak@gmail.com

Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships Benefits:

  • Fully-funded tuition fees
  • Living expenses allowance (stipend) for the duration of the scholarship
  • Return economy flights to their host country
  • An arrival allowance
  • Research support grant – on request only; subject to approval

Application procedure for the Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships:

Before submitting an application, please:

  • Review the available courses and entry requirements above – also review the application guidance.
  • Check that the course you are applying for is available at your selected university at the start of the form for your application to be counted. For more information, please read the FAQs
  • Note that applicants are required to submit a university application at the same time as their scholarship application, unless stated otherwise
  • Applicants can’t apply more than once to the same university. If applicants submit two applications for the same university, only the first application will be considered. 

Application Deadline:

10 January 2022 at exactly 16:00 UTC

Visit Website for more information and apply

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