The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is pleased to inform of the second cycle of the 2023-2024 Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships (QECS) 2023 for Graduate Academic Studies, through the Association of Commonwealth Universities.
The Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships (QECS) offer a unique opportunity to study for a two-year Master’s degree in a low or middle-income Commonwealth country.
This scholarship offers a chance at travelling to a different country in the Commonwealth to pursue tertiary education in a variety of courses from leading universities. Successful students gain and develop new skills while experiencing life in another country.
Six fully funded Master’s scholarships are available, hosted by member institutions in countries across the Commonwealth including South Africa, Sri Lanka, Fiji, Samoa, and Vanuatu.
The QECS scholarship covers the following:
- Fully-funded tuition fees;
- Living allowance (stipend) for duration of award;
- Return economy flights to host country;
- One-off arrival allowance; and
- Research Support Grant (on request only; subject to approval)
Interested candidates should examine the documents carefully and pay close attention to what is required of them. Application guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) can be accessed via the link
https://www.acu.ac.uk/funding-opportunities/for-students/scholarships/queen-elizabeth-commonwealth-scholarships/qecs-application-guidance/ and https://www.acu.ac.uk/funding-opportunities/for-students/scholarships/queen-elizabeth-commonwealth-scholarships/qecs-faqs/ respectively.
Further information regarding the details of the scholarships, including eligibility requirements, host universities and application processing can be accessed through the following links:
- ACU website ;
- Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships | ACU; or
The closing date for submission of Applications is Wednesday24 May, 2023 at 15:00 (UTC) or 11:00 am (AST) in Saint Kitts and Nevis.