Applications are invited for the annual Commonwealth Scholarships to participate in one of the following Programmes at an eligible university in the United Kingdom with effect from September 2019
• Master’s (1 year Taught)
Priority Disciplines for the UK Commonwealth Scholarships
The following are the selected disciplines in that successful applicants of the annual UK commonwealth scholarships programme:
- Science and technology for Development
- Strengthening health systems and capacity
- Promoting global prosperity
- Strengthening global peace, security and governance
- Strengthening resilience and response to crises
- Access, inclusion and opportunity
Successful UK commonwealth scholarships application candidates should be a Jamaican citizen permanently residing in Jamaica for at least three (3) years prior to application. Applications must be for a Master’s Degree, Applicant must hold, or expect to hold by October 2019 a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) honours standard or a second class degree and submission of the relevant academic transcripts are required.
For PhD candidates only, supporting statement from a proposed supervisor in the UK from at least one of the institutions named on your application form. Submit the email addresses of three (3) referees (1 professional, 2 academic) on the prescribed reference forms along with their application form.
Applicants should submit a Certified copy of Birth Certificate, Biodata page of passport and TRN, be able to take up their awards in September/October 2019. Be demonstrably unable to afford to study in the UK without this scholarship. Be able to meet all the immigration requirements of a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK Awards are tenable at any approved UK university or higher education institution with which the CSC has a part-funding agreement.
A list of these institutions can be found at http://cscuk.dfid.gov.uk/apply/uk-universities/part-funding/. Prospective candidates should submit independent applications to their chosen institutions in the United Kingdom prior to their application, without awaiting feedback from the Commonwealth Selection Committee
Commnwealth Scholarships Benefits
- Commonwealth PhD Scholarships 2019 terms and conditions
- Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships 2019 terms and conditions
Successful candidates will be required to sign a bond prior to leaving Jamaica, undertaking to return and work in Jamaica for a minimum period of five (5) years immediately upon completion of their course of study to contribute to national development.
The UK Commonwealth Scholarships application forms, copies of the prospectus and further details can be accessed from the UK Commonwealth Scholarships website at http://cscuk.dfid.gov.uk/apply/applicants/ . Completed application forms are to be submitted online and a hard copy, signed and submitted along with certified copies of the required documents to the:
Scholarships and Assistance Unit
Ministry of Finance and the Public Service
1st Floor, Block “G”
30 National Heroes Circle
(Telephone: 876-922-8600-12 Fax: 876-932-5013)
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS IS
Wednesday December 12, 2018
LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. THE SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE THANK ALL APPLICANTS FOR THEIR INTEREST IN THE UK COMMONWEALTH SCHOLARSHIPS; HOWEVER, CONTACT WILL ONLY BE MADE
WITH SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES BY MARCH 22, 2019.
Source: The Scholarships and Assistance Unit, Public Service Establishment Division, manages the GOJ Civil Service Training Programme and acts as Point of Contact for the various donor Agencies and Countries offering technical assistance to the Government under bilateral and multilateral agreements. In this regard, this office is responsible for disseminating information on training and study opportunities as they become available. For all the courses, unless otherwise stated, application forms are available at this office – The Ministry of Finance Jamaica.