University of Hull Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships for PhD candidates from low and middle-income

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Yah! Good news! If you are from Nigeria and Other Low income countries, the University of Hull has got a common wealth PhD scholarship available for a grab.


Commonwealth countries to spend 12 months at a UK university as part of their doctoral studies in their home country.

Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships enable talented and motivated individuals to gain the knowledge and skills required for sustainable development, and are aimed at those who could not otherwise afford to study in the UK.

They provide access to UK facilities, equipment, and expertise for high-quality doctoral candidates and contribute to UK and Commonwealth higher education and research through supporting collaboration and partnerships between universities.

Start Year

The scholarships are for study starting in the UK in January/February 2022 and are aimed at high-quality graduates whose proposed research has a developmental focus and who have the potential to deliver impact in their home countries.


To be eligible, candidates must be registered for a PhD at a university in an eligible Commonwealth country by the time their scholarship is confirmed.

There must also be an institutional or departmental link between the candidate’s home university and their proposed UK university.

How to apply

You will need to apply to the University of Hull and hold an offer of a place to study from us before making an application directly to the Commonwealth Scholarships Commission.

The University of Hull takes students who apply for either of the following Commonwealth schemes:

  • PhD Scholarship (for least developed and fragile states), including split-site scholarships
  • Taught Masters Scholarship

Eligibility Countries

Applications are open for Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships for PhD candidates from low and middle-income.

Find out whether you are eligible to apply for one of the Commonwealth PhD Scholarships (for least developed countries and fragile states)


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