Cranfield University Commonwealth Shared Scholarships 2021/2022

Funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), Commonwealth Shared Scholarships enable talented and motivated individuals to gain the knowledge and skills required for sustainable development, and are aimed at those who could not otherwise afford to study in the UK.

Commonwealth Shared Scholarships for Master’s Study

The scholarship provides

  • Approved airfare from your home country to the UK and return at the end of your award (the CSC will not reimburse the cost of fares for dependants, nor usually the cost of journeys made before your award is finally confirmed).
  • Approved tuition and examination fees.
  • Stipend (living allowance) at the rate of £1,110 per month (rates quoted at 2019-2020 levels).
  • Thesis grant towards the cost of preparing a thesis or dissertation, where applicable.
  • Warm clothing allowance, where applicable.
  • Study travel grant towards the costs of study-related travel within the UK or overseas.

Commonwealth Shared Scholarships Eligibility

  • Be a Commonwealth citizen, refugee, or British protected person;
  • Be permanently resident in a developing Commonwealth country;
  • Be available to start your academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September/October;
  • By August, hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) honours standard;
  • Not have studied or worked for one (academic) year or more in a developed country;
  • Be unable, either yourself or through your family, to pay to study in the UK.

Applicable Courses

  • Advanced Mechanical Engineering MSc
  • Advanced Process Engineering MSc
  • Advanced Water Management MSc
  • Environmental Management for Business MSc
  • Future Food Sustainability MSc
  • Geographical Information Management MSc
  • Water and Sanitation for Development MSc
  • Water and Wastewater Engineering MSc

How to Apply for Commonwealth Shared Scholarships for Master’s Study at Cranfield University


The first step is to check that your course choice is an eligible course and submit a scholarship application form. This form should be submitted before you make an application for admission to your Cranfield course.

If your scholarship application progresses to the next stage you will be given instructions on the further steps you must undertake. This will include submitting an application for admission to Cranfield University and an application on the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission’s online application system.

Click here to apply


For more information, visit Commonwealth Shared Scholarship.

Application Deadline: 9 April 2021


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