Commonwealth Scholarship Commission

PhD Scholarships: Scholarships for 3-year PhD programmes at UK universities. Candidates can be nominated via national agencies (typically ministries), via their home university, or by some NGOs or DFID sponsored programmes. Around 54 scholarships awarded each year.

The Beit Trust

Offers a small number of Scholarships for postgraduate studies or research for study in the UK to graduates who are from Malawi, Zambia or Zimbabwe for a maximum of three years. Scholarships are for study at a university in the UK, Ireland or South Africa.

Wellcome Trust

The Wellcome Trust’s African Institutions Initiative (some of which is for health-related social science research) also includes provision for PhD scholarships. Seven health research consortia, networks of Northern and African institutions, have been funded, including Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA).