Overview of the scholarship.
Since their inception in 1959, nearly 30,000 individuals have benefited from the award of Commonwealth Scholarships and Fellowships to pursue advanced academic study in other Commonwealth countries. About three quarters of awards have been tenable in the United Kingdom. The vast majority of award holders have returned to make a significant
contribution to their home countries, in many cases at the highest level, making the award scheme one of the largest and most prestigious in the world.
The Commonwealth Scholarships offered by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom (CSC) for Master’s and PhD study for citizens of developing Commonwealth countries . Separate prospectuses exist for the CSC’s other programmes, including Shared Scholarships, Split-site Scholarships, Distance Learning Scholarships, Academic Fellowships,
Medical Fellowships, and Professional Fellowships. Please visit the CSC website at www.dfid.gov.uk/cscuk for details of these programmes. For information on Commonwealth Scholarships offered by other Commonwealth countries, please visit the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) website at www.csfp-online.org
The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission’s Secretariat is provided by the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), which is responsible for all matters concerning selection, academic studies, and evaluation. The British Council is responsible for supporting
award holders in their home countries before and after their awards.
For further information on how to apply and their contacts details, go to Commonwealth Scholarships UK >>