Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships to study at Rhodes University 2020 

By | August 1, 2019

Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships to study at Rhodes University 2020 

The link below refers: Information and how to apply for the Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships.


Applications are open until Wednesday 26 June 2019 and must be completed online.

4 scholarships are on offer in South Africa in the following subject areas:

  • Medicine, health and life sciences
  • Physical sciences, engineering and mathematics
  • Social sciences
  • Arts and humanities

Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships

What’s on offer?

  1. A life-changing opportunity for cultural exchange and academic collaboration, studying in unique environments across the globe.
  2. Awards are for two-year Master’s degrees and are not applicable to distance learning courses.
  3. Award allowances include:
    • Fully-funded tuition fees.
    • Living expenses (stipend) for duration of award.
    • Return economy flight.
    • One-off arrival allowance.
    • Research support grant (on request).

Before applying, please check you meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • You must be a citizen of (or hold refugee status in) a Commonwealth country other than the country hosting the award.
  • You must have completed an undergraduate degree at a 2:1 equivalent level (or that will enable you to gain entry to a postgraduate course).

How to apply
Applications are open until Wednesday 26 June and must be completed online. Please follow the below steps to complete your application.

  1. Make sure that you have the following documentation to upload to your application:
    • High school certificate.
    • Undergraduate transcript (and graduation certificate).
    • Two references – preferably academic.
    • Scan of passport or national ID card.
    • Proof of English language ability if English is not your first language.
  2. Complete a QECS application online.
  3. Submit a separate application for admission to your chosen course. For NWU, UP, Rhodes (www.ru.ac.za) , SU and Wits you will need to submit an application for university admission at the same time as for scholarship
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