Distance Learning Scholarships in Tropical Forestry for Commonwealth Countries

The Distance Learning Scholarships in Tropical Forestry for Commonwealth countries is offered by Bangor University, Wales. The scholarship is fully-funded (to cover tuition fees) are available for student applicants from selected developing commonwealth countries to study for the MSc Tropical Forestry by distance learning.

Scholarship Summary  
|Level: Masters |Institution(s): Bango University, Wales
|Location: Europe |Field(s): Forestry
|Target: All |Deadline(s): 12 May, 2017

The postgraduate scholarship programme is primarily intended for students who already have an interest in forestry and who wish to learn more about the environmental and societal benefits that tropical forests can provide. Suitable applicants include individuals working in forestry, forest-related industries, or natural resource management, particularly in the fields of planning, regulation, policy, monitoring, conservation and environmental protection.

The course is also suited to individuals working in forestry education who wish to further their knowledge and expertise in order to improve their teaching. The course would be studied part-time via distance learning. Up to 10 slots are available with grant worth over £14,550 for each award to cover for tuition fees for the entire study period.

The scholarship also includes a generous bursary to enable scholars to attend a compulsory 14-day study tour which will be held in a country with notable tropical forest resources in July/August 2019.

A small study grant (GBP £10 a month) is provided to successful scholars to assist them with the costs of computing and internet access.


Citizens of the following developing commonwealth countries can apply for the scholarship:

Bangladesh, Botswana, Cameroon, Ghana, Guyana, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia

Applicants are expected to have at least an upper second class degree in a relevant subject. Relevant work experience is also valued. Applicants with a lower second class degree with relevant and sufficient work experience may also be considered.

Applicants should ensure that distance learning is suitable for them before applying the scholarship.

How to apply for the Distance Learning Scholarships in Tropical Forestry for Commonwealth Countries

Candidates looking to apply for this scholarship should follow the guideline below to apply:

  • In order to be considered for nomination for the scholarship, you will have to apply via the CSC Electronic Application System.
  • Read carefully the information guide for distance learning candidates
  • When you are ready to commence application procedure, click on the link just below, titled “Click here to Access the System”.
  • Ensure you give your two referees sufficient time to complete their section of the Electronic Application System form
  • All queries from candidates about the CSC EAS should be directed to eas@cscuk.org.uk.

You can equally refer to Bango University website for further information on this scholarship programme.

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