Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships (QECS) 2023

Deadline: 10 January 2023

Deadline: 10 January 2023

Applications open for the Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships (QECS) 2023. Theme: International collaboration

The Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships (QECS) provide a special chance to pursue a two-year Master’s degree in a Commonwealth nation with a low or middle income. The scholarships offer a once-in-a-lifetime chance for students dedicated to bringing about change in their communities to extend their perspectives, experience a new culture, and create a lifelong worldwide network.

Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholars work to effect positive change and find solutions to the problems we all confront via academic collaboration and cross-cultural interchange, both in their home countries and those that host them. Scholars will actively participate in shaping the Commonwealth network’s future.


  • Citizens (or those who hold refugee status) in a Commonwealth country are welcome to apply.
  • Applicants must apply for a QECS award in a country other than their home country/country of citizenship.
  • There is no upper age limit to be eligible for a QECS Award
  • You must have already completed your degree and have graduated with an equivalent of a 2:1 at the time of application. You will be asked to provide a copy of your final transcript and degree certificate.
  • The QECS awards are only hosted by low and middle income countries
  • QECS awards are only for new students and cannot be used to fund a course that has already been started
  • QECS are for Master’s degrees only.
  • The QECS will only fund two year Masters Courses

The following sections make up the application form

  • Eligibility
  • Personal Details
  • Academic & Employment Record
  • Course at host university details
  • Statements
  • Upload supporting documents (including references)

The statement section formed of three main statements which applicants need to provide.

  • Statement 1:   Plan of study (200-400 words)
  • Statement 2:   Development impact and post study outreach (300-500 words)
  • Statement 3: Creating networks (200-400 words)

For further information visit QECS

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