Are you an international student or a mid-career academic or professional? Would you like to study or train abroad? Commonwealth Scholarships and Fellowships can help you broaden your horizons, experience another culture and further your education.
If you are a citizen of a developed or underdeveloped Commonwealth country, you can apply for:
The Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) is an international programme under which member governments offer scholarships and fellowships to citizens of other Commonwealth countries. The CSFP was established at the first Commonwealth education conference in 1959, and over 26,000 individuals have benefited.
The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom (CSC) is responsible for managing Britain’s contribution to the CSFP.
The CSC supports around 700 awards annually. Awards are funded by the Department for International Development, the Department for Business, Innovation, and Skills and the Scottish Government, in conjunction with UK universities. The CSC also nominates UK citizens for scholarships to study in other Commonwealth countries under the CSFP.
The scholarships and fellowships cover most costs associated with your study/time in the UK. This can include, where appropriate,
- return airfares
- tuition fees
- maintenance costs
- study and other allowances.
What Happens If Your Application is Successful
To help you prepare for your study abroad, we can provide information on the UK, and help you with specially-created information packs and pre-departure briefings before you leave for your studies.
If your scholarship or fellowship is awarded for study in the UK, you will be funded to live in the UK for the period of your study. During this time, you will be able to work part-time (no more than twenty hours per week), or full-time during the academic holidays. For more information on working while you study in the UK, please visit the Education UK website.
You will not be able to work permanently in the UK once your course is finished. You are expected to return to your country, where you can put your new skills and experience into practice.
How And When To Apply
The application process for each type of scholarship and fellowship varies. More information is available on the application link provided on the website