Fully funded Distance Learning Scholarships in Tropical Forestry 2020/2021 for Developing Countries – Bangor University, UK

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Distance Learning Scholarships 2020 in Tropical Forestry for Developing Countries.

Bangor University, UK, through the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC) is pleased to announce that up to 10 fully-funded Commonwealth scholarships are available for applicants from the following developing commonwealth countries below  to study for our MSc Tropical Forestry by distance learning.

About Distance Learning Scholarships 2020 Award: 

This postgraduate course 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/ 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.

Eligible Countries for the Distance Learning Scholarships 2020:

Ghana, Guyana, India, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, The Gambia, Uganda and Zambia.

Type: Masters.

Eligible Field of Study: to study for Masters in Tropical Forestry.

You may also apply for the

University of Haifa Full Masters Scholarships 2020-2021 for Students of Developing Countries.


In order to be considered for a CSC scholarships, applicants are expected:

  • to have at least an upper second class degree in a relevant subject (e.g. forestry, conservation, land management, natural sciences, economics).
  • Relevant work experience is also valued.  Applicants with a lower second class degree with relevant and sufficient work experience may also be considered.
  • Regardless of English language ability and educational background, all applicants from Bangladesh, Cameroon, Mozambique, Pakistan, Rwanda and Sri Lanka are required to take an IELTS and obtain a minimum overall score of 6.5, if they wish to be considered for a CSC scholarship.
  • In order for an award to be taken up in the 2020 academic year, the IELTS test must have been taken after October 2019.
  • Applicants from the eligible countries do not need proof of English Language proficiency if they have studied their education through the medium of English.
  • In order to study this course, students must have regular access to a computer with internet access, as the University cannot provide these to distance learning students.
  • Applicants should ensure they are eligible for entry to the course and that distance learning is suitable for them before applying for a CSC scholarship.
  • The scholarships are only available for entrants who are able to start the course in September 2020.

To be taken at (country): by distance learning from the following countries above.

Number and Value of Scholarships:

  • Up to 10 fully-funded scholarships are available
  • A small study grant (GBP £150 a month) is provided to successful scholars to assist them with the costs of computing and internet access.
  • The scholarship also includes a generous bursary to enable scholars to attend a compulsory two-week study tour which will be held in a country with notable tropical forest resources.

Duration of Scholarship: for the period of study.

How to Apply

  • Applicants who do not apply directly to the CSC cannot be considered for a CSC scholarship on MSc Tropical Forestry (distance learning).
  • Please note: The CSC online application portal will open in early March 2020.
  • After which you must seek to be nominated by Bangor University.

It is important to go through the Application Process on the Scholarship Webpage before applying.

Application Deadline: 

6th April 2020.

For More Information Visit the Official Scholarship Webpage Here.

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