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Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships (QECS)

The Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships (QECS)  offer a unique opportunity to study a two-year Master’s degree in a low or middle income Commonwealth country.

Aimed at students who are committed to creating change in their communities, the scholarships are a life-changing opportunity to experience a new country and culture, to broaden horizons, and to build a global network that will last a lifetime.

Candidate Requirements

Through cultural exchange and academic collaboration, Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholars help bring about positive change and find solutions to the shared challenges we face – both in their home countries and those that host them. As an active part of the Commonwealth network, scholars will help shape its future.

Before submitting an application please review the current available courses, destinations and entry requirements for each university listed below.  We strongly advise applicants to read all of the application guidance and FAQs carefully before starting an application.

Applications are now open and close on 24 May 2023 at 15:00 (UTC).

The scholarship is offered at these institutions in South Africa:

  • Stellenbosch University
    • MSc Pharmacology
    • MEng (Chemical Engineering)
  • Tshwane University of Technology
  • University of Pretoria
Conditions of Bursary

What does the scholarship cover?

  • Fully-funded tuition fees
  • Living allowance (stipend) for duration of award
  • Return economy flights to host country
  • One-off arrival allowance
  • Research Support Grant (on request only; subject to approval)
How to Apply
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