2019 Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships

Deadline: February 6, 2019.

Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships give talented students from anywhere in the Commonwealth the opportunity to gain a Master’s degree, while developing new skills, experiencing life in another country, and building their global networks.

Scholarships are for students committed to creating change in their communities and contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The scholarships are named in honour of Her Majesty The Queen, Head of the Commonwealth and ACU Patron, and are fully funded and supported by numerous Commonwealth governments.

By 2025, the Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarship scheme will have created opportunities for up to 150 future leaders, by offering fully-funded scholarships at leading ACU member universities.




1. Citizens (or those who hold refugee status) in a Commonwealth country are welcome to apply.

2. There is no upper age limit to be eligible for a QECS Award.

3. You must have already completed your degree at the time of application. As part of the application process you will be asked to provide a copy of your final transcript and degree certificate.

4. Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships sponsor Master’s Degrees in a broad range of subject areas.



  • Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships offer a life-changing opportunity for cultural exchange and academic collaboration in unique environments across the globe
  • Awards are fully funded, providing tuition fees, a return economy flight, an arrival allowance, and a regular stipend (living allowance)
  • Awards are for Master’s degrees and are not applicable to distance learning courses
  • Awards are open to citizens of all Commonwealth countries, other than the host country
  • Award holders will build deeper and stronger links across the Commonwealth network, acting as ambassadors between home and host countries


Identify which university you want to apply for from the list of universities below. Click on the university application link, make a profile and fill out the online form – be sure to keep a record of your log in details!

Make sure that you have the following documentation to upload:

  • High school certificate
  • Undergraduate transcript (and graduation certificate)
  • Two academic references
  • Scan of passport or national ID card
  • Proof of English language ability if English is not your first language
  • University offer letter for the course you have applied for if you already have one

Click on your preferred subject area below to apply:




Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships

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