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How to apply guide – Commonwealth Scholarships for (taught) Master’s study

Log On/Register Apply for a Scholarship A. Application Details B. Career To Date C. References D. Proposed Study E. Home Country Benefit F. Future Career G. Attachments H. Checklist I. Submission In Tray A. Continue with saved application B. View submitted application and amend referee’s email address C. Amend personal information

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Log On/Register
1. Go to http://csc.do-it-online.org.uk/csc/ElectronicApplicationSystem.htm

2. Click on Applicant’s Portal. This takes you to the Log On page.

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Fields with asterisks (*) are mandatory and must be completed. and must include upper and lower case letters as well as at least 1 number. Fill in the form. 08/08/12 3 . Passwords must be a minimum of 8 characters. click on Register New User.3. If you have not used the Electronic Application System (EAS) before. This takes you to the Basic Details page.

scroll down the list that appears. 5. To complete the Nationality/Citizenship and Country of residence fields. Click OK.4. and select the appropriate country. This takes you to the Extra Details page. Click on Submit Registration. Enter the first letter of the country to scroll down the list quickly. 08/08/12 4 . This takes you to the Registration Complete page. Fill in the form. click on the arrow at the right hand end of each field. Click on Next.

However. you are recommended to Save and Exit and then Open your application regularly. After you have logged in or registered. Click on the arrow at the right hand end of Select Programme Type to select ‘Scholarship’. If you click on or on any page. 08/08/12 5 . 2. Click on Start Application to move to the next section. the Notes for Candidates will open. click on the Start New Application tab to begin your application for a Scholarship. Your application is automatically saved at intervals.Apply for a Scholarship 1. if your internet access is slow or unreliable.

the Important: Deadline Approaching pop-up will open. Select the name of the Nominating Agency through which you are applying. If the application deadline for your Nominating Agency is approaching. Click OK to return to the Application Details page. select the name of the country from which you are applying. 08/08/12 6 . 2. Please note that some Commonwealth countries have more than one Nominating Agency. APPLICATION DETAILS 1.A. On the Application Details page.

which lists current applications in progress and past applications. Select the type of Scholarship for which you are applying: ’Master’s (taught)’ 4. you can continue from the point at which you exited c. When you log on again. click on any item in the left hand menu to go directly to that section 08/08/12 7 . At this stage you can: a. click Save and Exit followed by Log off to end the current session. click Print Form to display and print the whole application form (both completed and the uncompleted sections) in PDF format b.3. click Exit to go to the In Tray page. if necessary. click Next to go to the Personal Information page and check and amend the information. You can use the Next button to navigate through the sections of the application in order e. You can also log off from the EAS from this page d.

Click on Add to enter details of a university-level qualification. 08/08/12 8 . Question a. CAREER TO DATE 1. Click on Career To Date in the left hand menu. The Add Table Row pop-up will open. 2.B. This takes you to the Educational Background page.

Question b: If you answer Yes. 08/08/12 9 . if available. Question d: Click on Add Row to enter details of a publication. a pop-up will open for you to enter the details 4.Click OK to return to the Educational Background page. 5. The 3 buttons in the left hand column of each row allow you to: insert a new row edit the row delete the row 3. including links to a webpage. Question c: This is a free-text field. then click OK. You can enter the details of up to 10 publications. Add as many university-level qualifications as you have.

6. Click on Next. This takes you to the Professional Record page. 7. Fill in the form. This takes you to the Other Information page. 8. Click on Next. 08/08/12 10 . Click on Next to go the next section. Fill in the form.

Click on References in the left hand menu. This takes you to the References page. 08/08/12 11 . 2. The Add Table Row pop-up will open. REFERENCES 1. Click on Add to enter the details of a referee.C.

Click OK to return to the References page. but you will be able to see in your In Tray which referees have completed their references c. you can change a referee's email address and send another email to the new email address e. When you submit your application: a. 08/08/12 12 . you will not be able to see the references. you can send a referee a reminder email d. you will not be able to change the name of any of your referees 5. each referee will automatically be sent an email. containing a link to your application and inviting them to complete their reference online b. Click on Next to go to the next section.3. 4.

D. PROPOSED STUDY 1. This takes you to the Proposed Study In The UK page. 08/08/12 13 . Click on Proposed Study in the left hand menu.

08/08/12 14 . Click on Add to enter the details of your preferred institution of study. Click on Next to go to the next section. The Add Table Row pop-up will open. You can enter up to three preferred institutions of study. Fill in the rest of the form. Click on OK to return to the Proposed Study In The UK page. 4. 5. 3.2.

This takes you to the Home Country Benefit page. 08/08/12 15 . HOME COUNTRY BENEFIT 1. Fill in the form. Click on Next to go to the next section. Click on Home Country Benefit in the left hand menu.E. 2. Please note that Section 6 is reserved for supporting statements from your potential supervisors.

Click on Next to go to the next section. Fill in the form. This takes you to the Future Career Plans page.F. FUTURE CAREER 1. 2. Click on Future Career in the left hand menu. 08/08/12 16 .

The Add Attachment pop-up will open. This takes you to the Supporting Documentation page. 2. This is the only page in your application where you can find your EAS identification number. ATTACHMENTS 1. Click on Attach to include a passport photograph.G. 08/08/12 17 . Click on Attachments in the left hand menu.

Attach the rest of the required supporting documentation.3. The passport photograph will be printed in your PDF. 08/08/12 18 . It is important that you check that these files have been attached correctly by clicking on the Retrieve button for each one. Your university/college transcripts and certificates. 4. Click on Next to go to the next section. birth certificate. Click on Browse to look for the file on your computer. 5. and English language certificate will not be printed in your PDF – they are only stored electronically. and then click on OK to return to the Supporting Documentation page.

This takes you to the Checklist and Confirmation page. 08/08/12 19 .H. Fill in the form. CHECKLIST 1. Click on Next to go to the next section. 2. Click on Checklist in the left hand menu.

2. 08/08/12 20 . 4. If you have failed to enter essential information. 3. Click on Print Form to print the final version of your application. the Errors On The Form pop-up will open.I. Click on Submission in the left hand menu. When you have made your corrections. Click on Submit to send your application to your Nominating Agency. SUBMISSION 1. click on Print Form again and then on Submit. This takes you to the Submission page.

6. If your application has been submitted successfully. the Application Submitted pop-up will open.5. Click on Exit to Portal to return to the In Tray. 08/08/12 21 .

click on My Details to amend your personal information c.In Tray 1. 08/08/12 22 . Type: the type of award for which you applied d. 2. Since: the date your application moved to its latest stage g. click on Log Off to log off from the EAS 3. Originated: the date you initiated your application c. you are taken to the In Tray page. ‘References: 1 & 3 of 3’ means that Referees 1 and 3 have completed their references online. Received So Far: which of your referees have completed their references online. click on Start New Application to start a new application d. click on View Existing Applications to view current and past applications b. Each time you log into the EAS. Stage: the stage to which your application has progressed e. ID: the identification number of your application b. In the In Tray. you can: a. Now With: who is currently dealing with your application f. In the View Existing Applications tab in the In Tray. For example. you can see: a.

CONTINUE WITH SAVED APPLICATION 1. with a reminder of the application deadline. The Application Details page will appear. To continue working on a current application.A. click Open. 08/08/12 23 .

Click on OK to return to the References page. Click on View Form to go back into your application. VIEW SUBMITTED APPLICATION AND AMEND REFEREE’S EMAIL ADDRESS 1. 3. The Edit referee email address pop-up will open.B. 08/08/12 24 . You can make changes on the References page only. 2. Click on Change.

A pop-up will appear. Click on Resend to send an email to the new email address. Click on OK to confirm.4. and on OK again to close the pop-up. 08/08/12 25 . 5.

08/08/12 26 . click on Submit New Details. 2.C. AMEND PERSONAL INFORMATION 1. Once you have made your changes. This returns you to the In Tray page. Click on My Details in the top right corner to go to the Basic Details page to change your password or any other personal information.