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Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme (CSSS)

A number of scholarships are available for applicants who are nationals of developing Commonwealth countries and who are applying to one of the following 1-year master’s courses: Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL); Master of Public Policy (MPP); MSc Biodiversity, Conservation and Management; MSc Economics for Development; MSc Environmental Change and Management; MSc Global Governance and Diplomacy; MSc International Health and Tropical Medicine; MSc Refugee and Forced Migration Studies; MSc Pharmacology; and MSc Water Science, Policy and Management.

The scholarship covers course fees, college fees and a grant for living costs of at least £12,408. Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course. The scholarship is jointly funded by the University and the UK Department for International Development. It supports students from developing Commonwealth countries who would not otherwise be able to study in the United Kingdom.

You must not be at present living or studying in a developed country and must not have undertaken studies lasting one year or more in a developed country. You must also be willing to confirm in writing that neither you, nor your family, are able to pay for you to study in the UK (you will be asked to confirm this if you are nominated for the scholarship by Oxford; you do not need to provide confirmation in advance). Additionally, you must be willing to return to your home country as soon as your award comes to an end (the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission will only consider requests to extend leave to remain in the UK post-award for those wishing to progress from master’s to PhD study and strict conditions will apply). More information is available on the Commonwealth Shared Scholarships website.

To be considered for this scholarship, submit your application for graduate study by the relevant January deadline (6 or 20 January 2017, depending on your course). If you are nominated for this scholarship by Oxford, you will also be asked to complete an application form produced by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission.

For details, see: http://cscuk.dfid.gov.uk/apply/shared-scholarships/info-candidates/

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