Commonwealth Distance Scholarships 2023/2024 at Open University – UK

Commonwealth Distance Scholarships at Open University – UK, 2023

Open University (OU) has its application portal open to enable interested candidates from Eastern African countries apply for 2023 Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships (fully funded). More details below

This is a unique opportunity to study the theory and practice of online and blended teaching through modules created by experts from The Open University’s Institute of Educational Technology who are pioneering in the design and delivery of digital teaching, learning, and assessment. You’ll study ways in which new media, innovative pedagogies, and cutting-edge educational technologies can be used effectively and equitably, across multiple sectors, to engage diverse learners and meet their needs.

Brief Summary About Open University

The Open University (OU) is a British public research university and the largest university in the United Kingdom by the number of students. The majority of the OU’s undergraduate students are based in the United Kingdom and principally study off-campus; many of its courses (both undergraduate and postgraduate) can also be studied anywhere in the world. There are also a number of full-time postgraduate research students based on the 48-hectare university campus in Milton Keynes, where they use the OU facilities for research, as well as more than 1,000 members of academic and research staff and over 2,500 administrative, operational, and support staff.

Scholarship Details

Kindly Note that not all African Countries are eligible for Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships.

Eligible Countries: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda.

To Be Taken At (Country): The Master is studied entirely online.

Type: Masters

Value of Award: The Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships will cover the full cost of tuition fees but no other expenses.

Duration of Program: Three years of part-time distance learning, commencing in Nov 2023.


To be eligible for the Scholarship, applicants are expected to meet the following conditions:

  • Applicant must be a citizen of, or have been granted refugee status by one of the eligible developing Commonwealth countries listed above, or be a British protected person; and
  • Applicant must be permanently and continually resident in one of the eligible developing Commonwealth countries listed above; and
  • Applicant must hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) standard. A lower qualification and sufficient relevant experience may be considered in certain cases; and
  • Applicant must be unable to afford to study your chosen course without this scholarship.

Application Deadline: 

All applications must be submitted on or before 28th March, 2023.

How to Apply

  • Candidates must apply and secure admission to study an approved Master’s course at a participating UK university in addition to applying for a Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarship via the CSC’s online application system.
  • The CSC is unable to accept any applications that are not submitted via the CSC’s online application system.
  • Candidates are advised to complete and submit their Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarship application as early as possible as the CSC’s online application system will be very busy in the days leading up to the application deadline.
  • Applications must include supporting documentation to be eligible.

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