Commonwealth PhD Studentship 2023/2024 | How to Apply

Commonwealth PhD Studentship 2023/2024. Apply Now for the Routledge/Round Table Commonwealth PhD Studentships. See the requirements and how to apply below.

Commonwealth PhD Studentship 2023/2024

The PhD studentships provide support for research projects on Commonwealth related themes from a broad range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences.

Scholarship Sponsor(s): The Round Table, Routledge and Association of Commonwealth Universities

Host Institution(s): Higher Institutions in Commonwealth countries

Scholarship Worth: Up to GBP 5,500

Number of Awards: Several

Study Level: Postgraduate (PhD)

Nationality: Commonwealth countries

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Eligibility and Criteria for Application

To be considered for the Commonwealth Scholarships 2023, interested applicants are to meet the following criteria:

  • Applicants must be registered PhD students from UK universities, although not necessarily UK citizens.
  • Applicants who are registered PhD students from ACU member universities in Commonwealth countries other than the UK.
  • Must have obtained relevant bachelor and master’s degree from a recognized institution of higher learning.
  • Applicants must demonstrate excellent academic and research abilities.

Application Procedures for Commonwealth PhD Studentship

Interested applicants for the Routledge/Round Table Commonwealth PhD Studentships are to submit their application via the online application form by the application deadline. If you already have a MyACU account, you can access the application form on the portal.

If you do not already have a MyACU account, please ensure that you first register for an account here and then follow the instructions in the registration email to log in to the system before accessing the application form.

As part of the application, you should submit:

  1. A CV
  2. A studentship plan, outlining:
    • The work you plan to carry out during the studentship, in non-technical language.
    • The likely impact of your studentship work, and how it will advance knowledge in your field and contribute to greater understanding of the Commonwealth.
    • The planned outcomes and outputs of the studentship.
  3. Two letters of support from referees, these should include one academic (preferably your PhD/DPhil supervisor) and one personal reference letter.

Application Deadline: 28 July 2023 at 17:00 BST


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