Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships for Master Program at Open University

Students from developing Commonwealth countries who wish to pursue their master’s degree should worry no more for you can now apply for the Commonwealth Distance Learning scholarships for master program at Open University. This program is called the University’s Masters in Online and Distance Education or MAODE and it can be taken entirely online. Find out how to apply below and take your chance to start studying in February 2019!




This funding is for 3 years’ part time distance learning which commences in February next year. Students are invited to apply for the scholarship to study the Open University’s Masters in Online and Distance Education (MAODE). The university hosting this program is Open University and it is a public distance learning and research university which is also one of the biggest universities in the UK famous especially for its undergraduate education. The Commonwealth Distance Learning scholarships for master program at Open University will cover the full cost of tuition fees only while other expenses will be students’ responsibility. There are a total of 5 scholarships that will be awarded to qualified candidates. Excellent students who wish to remain in their home country while studying and who possess the potential enhance and contribute to the development of their home countries with leadership skills and knowledges they acquire are encouraged to apply.

If you are a citizen, a British protected person or a refugee from one of the following countries, you are eligible for this scholarship: Papua New Guinea, India, Samoa, Guyana, Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, The Gambia, Lesotho, Kiribati, Zambia, Uganda, Tanzania, Vanuatu, Twalu, Sri Lanka, Solomon Islands, Rwanda, Mozambique, Swaziland, Malawi, Sierra Leone and Pakistan. This funding is available to study any subject offered by the university.

Entrance Requirements:

Aside from the fact that you must be a citizen, a refugee from or be a permanent resident in one of the developing Commonwealth countries listed above or a British protected person, here are other entrance requirements you must fulfill in order to be eligible.

  • Hold a first degree of a minimum upper second class (2:1) standard. Sufficient relevant experience as well as a lower qualification may be granted consideration in specific cases
  • Must be unable to afford to study your course without this funding
  • In the case of English not being your first language then your English language skills must be at a high enough level to succeed in your studies and you need to show it

Qualified students also will need access to a computer with broadband internet access that is reliable at all times. You should be interested in developing expertise in technology-enhanced learning and don’t need to be working in this area necessarily.

Application Procedure

Students interested in applying for this Commonwealth Distance Learning scholarships for master program at Open University must follow the following procedure to apply:

  • Visit the official website of MAODE and the web pages for modules which you can find here to find out more about the program.
  • Read the Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships Information for Candidates
  • Complete the application form and then submit the application online. Note that it is compulsory to complete all sections fully for it will be the basis for selection of candidates. Make sure you outline clearly how you intend to achieve in-country benefit as a result of your MAODE.

You should submit the application form online no later than June 20, 2018 at 23:59 (BST).



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