Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships (QECS)

Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships are fully-funded scholarships for students who want to make a difference in their communities.

Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships (QECS)

The Association of Commonwealth Universities is now accepting applications from Commonwealth citizens or refugees for the 2024/2025 QECS.

The scholarship provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to pursue a two-year Master’s degree in a Commonwealth low- or middle-income country.

Partner Institutions of QECS:

  • University of Eswatini
  • University of Dhaka
  • The University of the West Indies
  • Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST)
  • University of Nairobi
  • The Technical University of Kenya
  • University Putra Malaysia (UPM)
  • University of Malaya
  • COMSATS University Islamabad
  • Makerere University
  • University of Mauritius
  • The State University of Zanzibar
  • University of Rwanda

Scholarship benefit

The award winners will receive:

  • Tuition fees are fully covered; a living allowance (stipend) is provided for the length of the award.
  • Economy flights back to their host country;
  • a stipend for travel;
  • Grant for research funding is available only upon request and is subject to approval.


  • Citizens of Commonwealth countries or those having refugee status in a Commonwealth country are eligible.
  • Applicants must apply for a QECS award in a country other than their home/citizenship country.
  • There is no higher age limit for receiving a QECS Award.
  • At the time of application, you must have finished your degree and graduated with a 2:1 or higher. You must submit a copy of your final transcript and degree certificate as part of the application process.
  • The application is evaluated by the selection committee based on four important criteria:
    • Academic history/references
    • Plan of Study
    • Development Impact and
    • Post-Study Outreach and Creating Networks.

Application procedure for Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarship

  • Before applying, check the available courses, entry requirements, and application instructions.
  • To have your application counted, choose a course offered at the university you selected at the beginning of the form.
  • You must create a MyACU account before applying for a Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarship. This allows you to store a draught application and return it to check the progress of your application once it has been filed.

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