Ministry of Human Resources and Development (MHRD) has invited application from eligible candidates for 2018 Commonwealth Scholarship in the
United Kingdom. The scholarship is for students in Master's and doctoral degree programme. The study will commence in September/ October 2018.
There is a provision for maximum 65 nominations for the scholarship out of which 26 have to be for PhD. Candidates wishing to apply for the scholarship
can do so in the online mode. The last date to apply for the scholarship on the MHRD website is February 7, 2018 and the last date to apply for the scholarship
on the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission's Electronic Application System (EAS) is February 22, 2018. It is compulsory for candidates to apply at both
the portals before the last date in order to be eligible for the scholarship. The Master's course will be of one year duration and doctoral programme will be up
to three/four year duration. Scholarship would be offered under following development themes and all candidates must apply under one of the themes:
-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
The candidate must not be older than 40 years as on February 7, 2018.Candidates applying for the Master's course should have completed or expected to
complete the Bachelor degree by October 2018. The candidate must have 60% or above marks in Social Science subjects and 65% or above marks in Science
subjects.Candidates applying for the Doctoral degree should have completed or expected to complete the Master degree/qualifying examination by October 2018.
The candidate must have 60% or above marks in Social Science subjects and 65% or above marks in Science subjects.