Commonwealth Scholarships

Dear Colleagues,

2022 Commonwealth Scholarships Committee (CSC)-Masters and PhDs

Please circulate in your country if on list at bottom of this letter, to disabled people with a good first degree for Masters and a Masters level for PhD scholarships. Closing date to CSC by 1st November 2021. Please make sure you meet all selection criteria with all necessary attachments when you apply. Check these on the CSC website.

The Commonwealth Disabled People’s Forum (CDPF) is a nominating partner of Commonwealth Scholarships. If you are a disabled person and you want to apply you must register with CDPF by 1st November by sending an email to  demonstrating you are disabled and have the requisite qualifications to apply. You must also complete your application to Commonwealth Scholarships Committee by 16.00 GMT on 1st November 2021.

If you want CDPF to consider nominating you as a disabled candidate you must submit the following to CDPF to  by 15th November 2021 (16.00 GMT).

Application to CDPF will consist of

1. Your full name, country, email and telephone number, gender, date of birth.

2. A copy of your completed application to CSC and attachments submitted by 1st November 2021.

3. Demonstrating the nature of your impairment and the reasonable accommodations you require. Up to 200 words with supporting documentation.

4. Up to 200 words on your contribution to disabled people’s rights to date.

5. Up to 500 words to demonstrate how your studies will lead to improvement in the position of disabled people in your country.

Eligible countries

For Master’s candidates from: Antigua and Barbuda, Bangladesh, Belize, Botswana, Cameroon, Dominica, Eswatini, Fiji, The Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Montserrat, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Samoa, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Tanzania, Tonga, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Zambia only.

Masters candidates need: 2 references + university transcript 

For PhD candidates from: Bangladesh, Cameroon, The Gambia, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Tanzania, Tuvalu, Uganda, Zambia only.

All potential applicants must apply to the CSC by 1st November 2021(16.00GMT) with the required attachments and for PhDs candidates need: 2 references, a supervisor statement + university transcripts – undergrad and masters

CDPF operates a policy of gender balance in choosing applicants to nominate. 

Thanks and best wishes

Richard Rieser,

General Secretary, Commonwealth Disabled People’s Forum