Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships – applications now open

Fully-funded Master’s scholarships for students from Commonwealth countries. Photo credit: QECS.

Fully-funded Master’s scholarships for students from Commonwealth countries. Photo credit: QECS.

The Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships (QECS) offer fully-funded Master’s scholarships to Commonwealth students. Successful applicants can travel to a different country in the Commonwealth, where they can study a variety of courses and benefit from the expertise provided by leading universities. Developing new skills, gaining a qualification, and experiencing life in another country benefits both the individual and their home country.

Fully funded Master’s scholarships are available at member institutions in 13 countries across the Commonwealth including Bangladesh, Eswatini, Ghana, Kenya, Malaysia, Mauritius, Pakistan, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, and the West Indies (Barbados, Jamaica or Trinidad and Tobago).

In the spirit of experiencing life in another country, please note that this application is only open to non-Ugandans. Ugandans are encouraged to apply for courses offered by universities in other countries.

Courses available at Makerere University

MA Economic Policy Management
MA Gender Studies
Master of Public Health (Full time)
Master of Statistics
MSc Agribusiness Management
MSc Agricultural and Applied Economics
MSc Civil Engineering
MSc Crop Science
MSc Food Safety and Quality Management
MSc Geo-Information Science and Technology
MSc Immunology and Clinical Microbiology
MSc Plant Breeding and Seed Systems
MSc Population and reproductive health
MSc Renewable Energy

Application Procedure

Visit the Makerere University’s Admissions URL and generate a Payment
Reference Number (PRN) by following the guide below.

Sign up using full name, e-mail, and Mobile Number. Please note that your name must be similar to
the one on your supporting academic documents for your application to be considered valid.

A password will be sent to both your email and mobile number.

The system will prompt you to change the password to the one you can easily remember.

To fill a form, the applicant clicks on the APPLY NOW button displayed on the appropriate scheme

Obtain a payment advice slip by clicking on the “Pay for Form” button. This button may only be accessed after the applicant has completed all sections of the form and submitted the application.

Make a payment at any of the following Banks (for applicants who may be in Uganda):
(a) Stanbic Bank
(b) Post Bank
(c) Centenary Bank
(d) DFCU Bank
(e) UBA Bank

Download a copy of your filled form and attach scanned copies of your certified academic documents and all other relevant documents. Attach a PDF version of your passport photo and scanned copies of three referees’ letters of recommendation. Click here to download the Referee Letter of Recommendation template.

Email scanned copies of the aforementioned documents to [email protected] and copy [email protected].

Application fees may also be transferred using the options below:

(a) By EFT or any other means in UGX to designated URA collection account in Bank of Uganda as follows:

Account No.: 003410158000002

(b) By VISA/MasterCard (click for details)
(c) By Mobile Money (click for details)

Contact: drgtmak[at]

There are two application cycles that applicants need to complete.

QECS Applications close on 10 January 2022 at 16:00 (UTC).

Further details of the scholarships, including eligibility, host universities and details on how to apply, are available on the ACU website.

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