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2023 Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarship for Masters Degree

Updated: May 21


The Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships (QECS) offer a unique opportunity to study a two-year Master's degree in a low or middle income Commonwealth country.

Aimed at students who are committed to creating change in their communities, the scholarships are a life-changing opportunity to experience a new country and culture, to broaden horizons, and to build a global network that will last a lifetime.

Through cultural exchange and academic collaboration, Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholars help bring about positive change and find solutions to the shared challenges we face - both in their home countries and those that host them. As an active part of the Commonwealth network, scholars will help shape its future.


  • Fully-funded tuition fees

  • Living allowance (stipend) for duration of award

  • Return economy flights to host country

  • One-off arrival allowance

  • Research Support Grant (on request only; subject to approval)


The application form consists of the following sections:

  • Eligibility

  • Personal Details

  • Academic & Employment Record

  • Course at host university details

  • Statements

  • Upload supporting documents (including references)

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.

You will need to submit an application for admission to your chosen university course directly to the university in addition to completing a QECS application. On the QECS homepage there is a link to the university's website for more information and contact details that can be used to write to the university with any questions that you may have regarding university admission applications.


  1. South Africa

Stellenbosch University:

  • MSc Pharmacology

  • MSc Process Engineering (Chemical Engineering)

Tshwane University of Technology:

University of Pretoria

2. Sri Lanka

University of Colombo:

  • MSc Molecular Life Sciences

  • MSc Cellular and Molecular Immunology

University of Sri Jayewardenepura:

  • MBA Master of Business Administration

3. Fiji

The University of the South Pacific:

  • MA Applied Linguistics

  • MA Development Studies

  • MA Diplomacy & International Affairs

  • MA Geography

  • MA Governance

  • MA History

  • MA Journalism

  • MA Linguistics

  • MA Literature

  • MA Major in Education

  • MA Marine Management

  • MA Mathematics

  • MA Pacific Studies

  • MA Politics/ International Affairs

  • MA Social Policy

  • MA Sociology

  • Master of Agriculture (by thesis)

  • Master of Commerce in Accounting (by thesis)

  • Master of Commerce in Economics

  • Master of Commerce in Official Statistics

  • Master of Commerce in Population Studies & Demography

  • Master of Commerce in Professional Accounting

  • Master of Education

  • Master of Environmental Law

  • Master of Law

  • MSc Biology

  • MSc Chemistry

  • MSc Computing Science

  • MSc Earth Science

  • MSc Engineering

  • MSc Environmental Science

  • MSc Geospatial Science

  • MSc Information Systems

  • MSc Marine Science

  • MSc Mathematics

  • MSc Physics


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