CSFP aims to promote and support excellence in higher education for the benefit of individuals and societies throughout the Commonwealth and beyond.
The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) is the world’s first and oldest international university network, established in 1913.
Applicants must be a citizen of any Commonwealth country other than the host country.
Application deadline: February 2018
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing masters degree program at participating universities.
Study Subject:Scholarships are awarded in any subject.
Scholarship Award:Each scholarship provides:
Approved airfare from your home country to the UK and return at the end of your award (the CSC will not/reimburse the cost of fares for dependents, nor usually the cost of journeys made before your award is finally confirmed)
Approved tuition fees
Stipend (living allowance) at the rate of £1,065 per month, or £1,306 per month for those at universities in the London metropolitan area (rates quoted at 2017 - 2018 levels)
Warm clothing allowance, where applicable
These grant towards the cost of preparing a thesis or dissertation, where applicable
Study travel grant towards the cost of study-related travel within the UK or overseas
If applicants are widowed, divorced, or a single parent, child allowance of £458 per month for the first child, and £112 per month for the second and third child under the age of 16, if you are accompanied by your children and the are living with you at the same address in the UK
Nationality: Students from developing Commonwealth countries can apply for these commonwealth scholarships.
Number of Scholarships: Not given
Scholarship can be taken in UKEligibility for the Scholarship:
Eligible Countries: Botswana, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, India, Malaysia, Maldives, Pakistan, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, St Kitts and Nevis, St Vincent and The Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Cyprus, Malta, United Kingdom, Australia, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu (except for which they are applying i.e. Bangladesh, Botswana, Cameroon, Caribbean (Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago), Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, South Pacific (Fiji, Samoa) and Sri Lanka).
Entrance Requirements:Applicants must meet following criteria:
Be a citizen of or have been granted refugee status by an eligible Commonwealth country, or be a British Protected Person
Be permanently resident in an eligible Commonwealth country
Be available to start your academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September/October 2018
By October 2018, hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) honours standard, or a second class degree and a relevant postgraduate qualification (usually a Master’s degree)
Be unable to afford to study in the UK without this scholarship
English Language Requirements:Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.
How to Apply: Applicants must apply to one of the following nominating bodies in the first instance - the CSC does not accept direct applications for these scholarships:
National nominating agencies - this is the main route of application
Selected non governmental organizations and charitable bodies
All applications must be made through one of these nominating bodies. Each nominating body is responsible for its own selection process. Applicants must check with your nominating body for their specific advice and rules for applying, their own eligibility criteria, and their own closing date for applications. The CSC does not impose any age limit on applicants, but nominating bodies may do so in line with their own priorities.
Applicants must make an application using the CSC’s Electronic Application System (EAS), in addition to any other application that you are required to complete by your nominating body.
Applicants application must be submitted to and endorsed by one of the approved nominating bodies listed above. The CSC will not accept any applications that are not submitted via the EAS.