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Common Wealth Distance Learning Scholarships

The Open University (OU)  is awarding a fully funded Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships for citizens of the low and middle common wealth countries. The Grant shall be for  The OU’s Masters in Online and Distance Education (MAODE).

The OU Scholarships for Masters in Online and Distance Education  program is entirely online and shall coverthree years’ part-time distance learning,commencing in February 2019. It is fully funded for Tuition fees alone no other expense. The program is funded by the UK Department for International Development DFID  and it is aimed at supporting students with potentials and equipping them with the needed knowledge and skills in Leadership to impact development in their countries.

Brief Description

  • Course Level:    Masters Degree
  • Eligible Nationals:    Selected common wealth countries ( see list below)
  • Host Institution :  The Open University
  • Location: Online
  • Application deadline: June 20, 2018
  • Course start date: February 2019

 Eligible Nationals

these includes Citizens from these low and middle class common wealth countries. they are eligible to apply

Cameroon, , Ghana, , Kenya, Zambia, The Gambia , Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, , Swaziland, Tanzania , Sierra Leone, UgandaSamoa, Bangladesh, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Guyana, India, Kiribati, Pakistan

The Scholarship Value

The Scholarship shall cover full tuition fees only. Therefore any other expense shall be borne by the recipients

Level & Fields of Study available

The Scholarships shall be available forpursuing The Open University Masters in Online and Distance Education (MAODE)

Eligibility Criteria for the Scholarship

To be eligible to apply for the Open University Scholarships, prospective applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Only those who are citizens of one of the eligible developing Commonwealth countries listed above, or has been granted refugee status by that country or is a British protected person, can apply
  • He must also be residing permanently in one of the eligible developing Commonwealth countries listed above and continually resident there
  • The applicant must be a first degree holder with at least upper second class (2:1) standard.
  • It must be clear that the applicant is unable to afford to study without this scholarship.

Application Process

In other to participate successfully in the Open University scholarship program, applicants should follow the procedures Stated below

to know more on how to apply, please visit their Scholarship announcement page  for complete information on the program and application process



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