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Fund Your Master’s Degree with a 2025 Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarship (QECS)

Applications are currently open for the 2025 Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships (QECS). These scholarships present a unique opportunity for individuals to pursue a two-year Master’s degree in a low or middle-income Commonwealth country.

Geared towards students dedicated to instigating positive change within their communities, these scholarships offer a transformative experience to immerse oneself in a new country and culture, broaden horizons, and cultivate a global network that extends far beyond the duration of the program.

Through fostering cultural exchange and academic collaboration, Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholars actively contribute to positive transformations and seek solutions to shared challenges, both within their home countries and the nations hosting them. As integral members of the Commonwealth network, scholars play a crucial role in shaping its future.

There are two opportunities annually to apply for QECS – cycle 1 opens in November/December, while cycle 2 opens in March/April. Applicants need only submit one application, though they are welcome to apply multiple times if interested in studying in different countries.

Scholarship Benefits

  • Full Tuition: Your degree costs are covered.
  • Living Stipend: Receive financial support for living expenses.
  • Travel: Round-trip flights to your host country are included.
  • Arrival Allowance: Get help with settling-in costs.
  • Research Support: Access grants for your research project (upon approval).


How to Apply

  1. Choose Your Program: Browse the list of eligible countries and universities hosting QECS scholarships.
  2. Apply to Your University: Visit the university website of your chosen program, find your course, and complete the university’s admission application.
  3. Apply for the QECS: Submit your QECS scholarship application through the official portal


Important Application Note: You can apply in two separate cycles if you’re interested in multiple countries.

FAQs: Addressing Common Queries

  1. Can I apply for QECS if I am already enrolled in a Master’s program?
    Yes, QECS welcomes applications from individuals seeking to pursue a Master’s degree, even if they are currently enrolled in a program.
  2. Are there any age restrictions for QECS applicants? No, there are no age restrictions for QECS applicants. The program focuses on merit and potential rather than age.
  3. Can I apply for QECS if English is not my first language?Yes, proficiency in English is essential for successful participation in the program, but being a native English speaker is not a requirement.
  4. Is there any preference given to applicants from specific academic backgrounds?QECS encourages applications from candidates across various academic disciplines, fostering diversity and interdisciplinary collaboration.
  5. How competitive is the QECS selection process?The selection process is rigorous, aiming to identify candidates with exceptional academic achievements and a strong commitment to social change.


For More Information: Visit the Official Webpage of the Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships (QECS)

Also check Wales & Africa Grant Scheme 2025: Funding for Wales-Africa Projects

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