Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships

Deadline: 10 June 2021
Open to:
Citizens (or those who hold refugee status) in a Commonwealth country
fully funded


Applications for the Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships (QECS) are now open. The scholarships offer a unique opportunity to study a two-year Master’s degree in a low or middle-income Commonwealth country.

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.


Citizens (or those who hold refugee status) in a Commonwealth country are welcome to apply.


Award recipients receive:

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

How to apply?

Before submitting an application, please review the available courses and entry requirements below – in addition to the application guidance.

For more information, please visit the official website.