Nottingham Trent University Law School is currently offering the Commonwealth Shared Scholarships 2018 to students admitted to its LLM in Health Law and Ethics. The scholarship is available to deserving students from lower middle income and least developed Commonwealth countries. The LLM program must be taken full-time starting fall 2018 to be eligible to the scholarship.
The Commonwealth Shared Scholarships is funded by the Department for International Development (DFID) in UK. It is designed to support motivated and talented students to acquire the skills and knowledge needed for sustainable development. It is offered to students who are otherwise not able to gain education in UK. Eligible candidates are those from Bangladesh, Cameroon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guyana, India, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Samoa, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu and Zambia.
The coverage of each Commonwealth Shared Scholarship are as follows:
- round-trip airfare to Warwick University and back to the country of origin at the end of the program;
- full tuition and examination fees;
- stipend of £1,065 per month for living expenses;
- warm clothing allowance, if applicable;
- grants for study-related travels;
- excess baggage allowance; and,
- reimbursement of expenses for mandatory TB test if needed for visa application.
All scholarship applications must be submitted through the DFID website using the Electronic Application System (EAS). Application deadline is 17 April 2018. Submissions beyond this date will no longer be considered. Applications that are not submitted through the EAS will not be acknowledged. Selection will be based on academic merit and the potential effect of the student's work on his/her home country.