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Organisation : University of Gibraltar
Announcement : The Gibraltar Commonwealth Scholarship
Applicable for : Open to Students and graduates of ACU member universities
Closing Date : Thursday 15 June 2017

Website : https://www.uwc.ac.za/Announcements/Pages/Commonwealth-Scholarships-now-open-for-applications.aspx
Download Documents :
Application Form : https://www.southafricain.com/uploads/8349-CommonwealthApplication.docx
Guidelines : https://www.southafricain.com/uploads/8349-CommonwealthProspectus.pdf

The Gibraltar Commonwealth Scholarship

** The University of Gibraltar is offering a new, fully-funded Commonwealth PhD Scholarship, which is open to citizens of any Commonwealth country other than the United Kingdom/Gibraltar.

Related / Similar Post : UWC Registration Information 2019

** The scholarship is tenable in the following research areas – Marine Science and Climate Change, Maritime Studies, Mediterranean Studies, Brexit and Gibraltar.
** For more information and to apply, please visit the University of Gibraltar website at .unigib.edu.gi/apply-gcs/.

** The closing date for applications is Thursday 15 June 2017.
** Applications from students and graduates of ACU member universities are warmly encouraged.

How to Apply :
** This is a joint application system whereby the application is for both the scholarship and for a place to read for a PhD at the University of Gibraltar.

Applications must be made directly to the University and must include :
** a completed application form, including your research proposal;
** all of the required documentation (i.e. copies of University/College transcripts, award certificates, and certificate of English proficiency where necessary – see below);

** the names and contact details of three personal referees;
** the names and contact details of up to three subject specialists whom you think the University might approach to review your PhD proposal and/or who might be able to offer expert supervision in your field of study.
** Incomplete applications will not be processed and will be returned to the applicant.

** The application must be received by us by Thursday 15th June, 12 noon Gibraltar time (GMT+1) and applications will be acknowledged by email receipt by 5 pm Gibraltar time (GMT+1) on the same day.

** Full applications must be made through the dedicated email account: commonwealth AT unigib.edu.gi

Eligibility :
To apply for this scholarship, you must :
** Be a citizen of a Commonwealth country other than the host country (The UK and/or Gibraltar) or British protected person;

** Be permanently resident in a Commonwealth country (thecommonwealth.org/member-countries)
** Be available to start your academic studies in Gibraltar by the start of the academic year in October 2017;

** By October 2017, hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) honours standard, or a second class degree and a relevant postgraduate qualification (usually a Master’s degree).

Additionally, applicants should usually :
** hold a Master’s degree awarded by a UK University, or an overseas Master’s degree of an equivalent standard, provided that the Master’s degree is in an appropriate cognate area and that the Master’s degree included training in research and the completion of a research project;

** have a good honours degree (or equivalent) in an appropriate discipline, and ideally have research and/or professional experience at postgraduate level as evidenced in published work, written reports or other appropriate evidence of accomplishment.

If English is not your first language you must demonstrate evidence of English language ability to the following (or equivalent) minimum level of proficiency :
** an IELTS score of 6.5; or
** a TOEFL score of 600; and
** have achieved a minimum of English Language competence equivalent to at least IELTS 5.5 across all four areas of competence – writing, reading, speaking and listening.
** An IELTS test will be considered valid only if it is taken after 1 October 2016 and before 10th June 2017.

Important Dates :
** 15th June 2017 at 12:00 (GMT+1) – Application Deadline
** October 2017 – Start of Academic Studies

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