Barbadian citizens can now apply for the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan to the United Kingdom (UK) for the 2013 academic year.

The Government of Britain is offering the scholarships at post graduate level to students who intend to pursue a one-year taught Master’s only (not MBAs, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, NULL, NULL, 0); six months of clinical training in Medicine or Dentistry; doctoral degrees of three years duration or one-year research on a split-site basis, towards a PhD registered at a University in the candidate’s home country.

Applicants must be citizens of Barbados; be available to commence their academic studies in the UK by September/October 2013.

Candidates should, by October 2012, hold a first degree or equivalent qualification with at least Upper Second Class Honours; or a second class degree and a relevant postgraduate qualification, which will normally be a Master’s degree.

Persons with an interest in the fields of medicine and dentistry should have qualified between October 1, 2000 and October 1, 2005.

The scholarships are available to candidates who have graduated with a first degree or Master’s within the last 10 years.

All candidates applying for doctoral study must provide the UK Commission with evidence of support from a prospective supervisor from at least one of their chosen institutions at the time of application. Candidates must also submit a supporting statement from at least one supervisor from the UK.??

Candidates for split-site doctoral studies must also submit a supporting statement from the Home supervisor, as well as one from a UK supervisor.

Individuals are expected to state up to three preferred institutions on the application form; however, the final decision on host institution will be made by the Commission.

For application forms and further information on the Commonwealth Scholarship or Fellowship Plan, including the value of the awards, prospective candidates should visit the website www.cscuk.org.uk/apply/developingcommonwealthscholarships.asp

Following this, one completed application form should be submitted to the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development, Elsie Payne Complex, Constitution Road St. Michael, no later than October 8, 2012.

Candidates are also required to submit a completed application online to the Commission no later than December 7, 2012


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