Press Release

Ministry of Education, Youth Affairs and Sports
Release Date:
Thursday, 5 December 2019 - 6:16pm

Applications are now open for persons wishing to pursue a Master’s Degree for the second cycle of the 2020-21 Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships.

Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture, Mrs. Carolyn Stoutt-Igwe said the Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships (QECS) are fully-funded Master’s scholarships open to all Commonwealth citizens.

Mrs. Stoutt-Igwe said successful applicants can access a wide range of courses and benefit from the expertise provided by universities in a range of countries. She added that developing new skills, gaining a qualification and experiencing life in another country through a scholarship, is a huge benefit both to the individual and their home country and community.

Details of the scholarships, including eligibility, host universities and how to apply are available on the Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships website: or in the booklet,

Applications will close at 4:00 p.m. (UCT) on January 15, 2020.


Nekita Turnbull

Ag. Deputy Chief Information Officer
Department of Information & Public Relations 
Telephone: 468-2730