Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships

Theme: International collaboration

Apply for a Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarship

Opening date: Monday 23 November

Closing date: Monday 18 January at 16:00 UTC

Applications will open shortly for Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships (QECS) –  a unique opportunity to study a two-years Master’s degree in low or middle-income country of the Commonwealth.

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.

Through cultural exchange and academic collaboration, Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholars help bring about positive change and find solutions to the shared challenges we face – both in their home countries and those that host them. As an active part of the Commonwealth network, scholars will help shape its future.

Please read the FAQ’s and the application guidance for more information on the QECS.

Applications now open!

12 awards are available at the following institutions. To apply, review the information before completing an online application form

If the direct link does not take you to the application form, please visit https://crm.acu.ac.uk/user/login to access the myACU portal. Once you log in you will be able to access the application form by selecting the ‘QECS applications now open’ announcement. Contact us if you have any questions.

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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

Apply now

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The University of the West Indies

Barbados, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago

See website for list of available courses

Entry requirements:


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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

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

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Universiti Malaya

See website for available courses and entry requirements.

Contact: skp_aasc@um.edu.my

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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

Apply now

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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


Apply now

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The State University of Zanzibar

Courses available:

  • MEd Language Education
  • MEd Youth Gender And Development
  • MSc Chemistry
  • MSc Information Technology
  • MSc Natural Resources Management And Climate Change

Entry requirements: N/A

Contact: dgsrc@suza.ac.tz

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