International development funding

Scholarships and fellowships for citizens of Commonwealth countries

Scholarships and fellowships for postgraduate study and professional development, available to citizens of Commonwealth countries.

Overview

The CSC grants over 900 scholarships and fellowships for postgraduate study and professional development each year. Selections are made on the basis of academic merit, development impact, and quality of the study plan. Application deadlines vary by scheme – check the CSC website for more details.

How to apply

For details on how to apply, including eligibility and selection criteria

Background information

Citizens of developing Commonwealth countries can apply for:

  • Commonwealth Scholarships for Master’s study at UK universities
  • Commonwealth Scholarships for PhD study at UK universities
  • Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships for PhD candidates to spend up to 12 months in the UK as part of their doctoral studies
  • Commonwealth Academic Fellowships for mid-career academic staff from developing countries to conduct research and network
  • Commonwealth Medical Fellowships for mid-career medical and dental staff from developing countries to enhance their clinical skills

A university, organisation or company, as appropriate, can apply for funding for the remaining programmes shown below. Where CSC approves such places, citizens of developing Commonwealth countries can then apply online in a similar way

  • Commonwealth Professional Fellowships for mid-career professionals from developing countries to spend time at a UK host organisation working in the same field
  • Commonwealth Shared Scholarships for Master’s study, for students from developing countries who would not otherwise be able to study in the UK, jointly supported by UK universities
  • Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships for Master’s study, for students from developing countries to study UK degree courses while living in their home countries

Contacts

Full details are available on the CSC UK website

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