"Fully-Funded": Nigerians Eligible as Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships Open for Application

"Fully-Funded": Nigerians Eligible as Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships Open for Application

  • Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships 2024, targeted at students who are committed to creating change in their communities, have emerged
  • The scholarships are considered a life-changing opportunity to experience a new country and culture
  • The Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships will also broaden horizons, and build a global network that will last a lifetime

Legit.ng journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 9-year-experience covering basic and tertiary education in Nigeria and worldwide

London, United Kingdom (UK) - The Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships (QECS) is open.

The scholarship offers a unique opportunity to study for a two-year Master’s degree in a low or middle-income Commonwealth country, according to a piece of information seen on the website of The Association of Commonwealth Universities.

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Nigerians can benefit from scholarship opportunities in the UK. Photo credit: FG Trade
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With Nigeria a middle-income Commonwealth country, citizens of the West African nation can apply for the Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships 2024.

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Each year, there are two opportunities to apply for QECS – cycle 1 opens in November/December and cycle 2 opens in March/April. Nigerian youths and other interested applicants only need to submit one application, but candidates are welcome to apply more than once (condition apply).

What does the scholarship cover?

  • Fully-funded tuition fees
  • One-off arrival allowance
  • Research Support Grant (on request only; subject to approval)
  • Living allowance (stipend) for duration of award
  • Return economy flights to host country

How to apply

  1. Look through the list of countries and universities hosting scholarships in this cycle.
  2. Visit the relevant university website for more information on your chosen course using the links included below.
  3. Complete and submit a QECS application for your chosen university/course by clicking the ‘Apply now’ button. Once you’ve clicked apply, you’ll be directed to a log in page. If you don't already have a myACU account, click get ‘get started’ in the right hand corner of the page to start your application.
  4. Submit an application to your chosen university for admission to your chosen course.

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Applications are now open and will close on January 10, 2024.

Click here to view the QECS application guidelines.

Study opportunity in Sweden

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that @wakawaka_doctor, a prominent content creator on X who connects people with relocation opportunities overseas, shared a piece of information where he urged prospective migrants to opt for Sweden.

@wakawaka_doctor said Nigerian youths and other interested persons can move with their families to Sweden, adding that there is no need for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

Expert shares Iceland ‘Japa’ opportunity

Meanwhile, an X user who connects people with relocation opportunities in Europe, @Cherrychristie2, shared a piece of information where she said Iceland is still tuition-free.

Public universities in Iceland do not charge tuition fees. The country has a vibrant student life, both for local and international students.

Fully-funded scholarship in Australia

Legit.ng also reported that a fully-funded scholarship opportunity for Nigerians and other international students surfaced at the University of South Australia.

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With approximately 37,000 students, the University of South Australia is the largest in South Australia.

Source: Legit.ng

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Ridwan Adeola (Current Affairs Editor) Ridwan Adeola Yusuf is a Current Affairs Editor at Legit.ng and a certified journalist with over 9 years of experience. He edited Politics Nigeria's articles, was the Acting Editor of AllNews Nigeria and Fact-Checking Researcher (Africa Check). He received his HND in Mass Communication from The Polytechnic Ibadan. He received a Certificate of Achievement (Journalism Clinic’s Fix The Leak masterclass, 2021) and also completed Google News Initiative's Advance digital reporting curriculum. Contact him at ridwan.adeola@corp.legit.ng.

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