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PhDs in Science and Engineering

Commonwealth PhD Scholarships (High Income Countries)


  • Tuition Fees
  • Stipend
  • Approved fares covered

Please see the ‘Financial assistance' tab on the Commonwealth Scholarship website for details.

Specified use

Funded by the UK Department for Education (DfE), Commonwealth PhD Scholarships for high-income countries support research that will have impact in a field relating to sustainable development. They also enhance individual teaching and research capacity leading to increased institutional capacity in academic and other sectors in Commonwealth countries and will contribute to UK higher education and research by attracting high-calibre international candidates and encouraging links and collaboration.

Tenable period

3 years full time

Funding provider

Commonwealth Scholarship Commission

Allowed study options

This funding is available to students undertaking the following modes of study:

  • Full-time

Academic requirements

You must meet the minimum academic requirements for your preferred programme, in addition to those specified by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission.

Other eligibility criteria

Applicants must hold an offer of study at The University of Manchester before applying for this funding.

You must hold an unconditional offer in order to apply for a Commonwealth PhD Scholarship.

Application procedure

Please see the ‘How to apply' tab on the Commonwealth Scholarship website for details.

Application form

Selection criteria

  • Academic merit
  • Quality of research proposal
  • Impact potential

Closing date

Deadlines will be published on the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission website.

Decision date

To be confirmed by Commonwealth Scholarship Commission.

Contact details for enquiries