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King’s College London Commonwealth Shared Scholarships Scheme (CSSS)

Deadline : December 14, 2023

Apply for the King’s College London Commonwealth Shared Scholarships Scheme (CSSS) 2024 . Commonwealth Shared Scholarships are open to candidates from least developed and lower middle income Commonwealth countries. They are open to students who wish to study for a full-time Master’s study on selected courses. These scholarships are jointly supported by UK universities.

Commonwealth Shared Scholarships are funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO). The main aim of the Commonwealth Shared Scholarships is to enable students who demonstrate academic excellence, talents and passion yet their dreams are hindered by financial constraints

As a Commonwealth Shared Scholarships partner University, King’s College London is offering 2 awards available for 2024/25 to support students from least developed and lower middle income Commonwealth countries. The scholarships are awarded for the whole duration of your full-time study on selected Master’s programmes at King’s. Applicants must be applying for one of the following Masters programs

  • MSc Global Mental Health or
  • MSc Health Psychology


Successful applicants will be eligible for the following benefits

  • You will receive an airfare for travel from and back to your home country
  • Selected applicants will receive full tuition fees coverage for one academic year covering your Master’s degree programme.
  • A monthly stipend worth £1,347 or £1,652 per month if you are to study at a University located in London.
  • The scholarship will provides you with a Warm clothing allowance when applicable
  • You will be eligible for a Thesis grant going towards the cost of preparing a thesis or dissertation towards the end of your studies
  • Selected candidates will also get child allowances in case they have children


  • You must be a citizen of or have been granted refugee status by an eligible Commonwealth country, or be a British Protected Person (See full list here)
  • Eligible candidates must be permanently resident in their home Commonwealth country
  • You must be applying to start the academic studies in the UK in September/October 2024
  • Proof of sufficient academic performance is a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) standard, or a second class degree and a relevant postgraduate (Master’s) qualification
  • You must not have worked or studied in a high-income country for one (1) year or more
  • The scholarship prioritizes applicants with financial difficulties. You must therefore demonstrate that you are unable to afford to study at a UK university without this scholarship
  • Meet the admission criterial and provided all relevant supporting documentation in the required format by the deadline
  • You must also meet the English language proficiency condition set by the University


Step 1: Apply for admission

To apply, you must complete your application for application, for one of the eligible courses at King’s College London. The deadline for the application for admission is January 07, 2024. This is done via the University website.

Step 2: Apply for the CSC Shared Scholarship

Besides the application for admission, you will also have to compete the CSC Shared Scholarships application by the deadline of December 14, 2023

You must complete the scholarship application via the CSC’s online application system.

After all applications have been received, eligible applications will be reviewed by King’s College London. The university will then nominate selected candidates to the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC)

Applications are considered on merit following the criteria below.

  • Your academic merit as a candidate
  • The applicant’s quality of the plan of study
  • Demonstrated potential impact on the development of your home country

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