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 27,000 individuals have benefited.
The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom (CSC) is responsible for managing Britain’s contribution to the CSFP. CSC awards over 900 scholarships and fellowships for postgraduate study and professional development to Commonwealth citizens each year.
Awards in the UK are funded by the Department for International Development (for developing Commonwealth countries), Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Scottish Government (for developed Commonwealth countries), in conjunction with UK universities.
The CSC makes available the following types of awards
- Scholarships for Master’s and PhD study at a UK university
- Split-site Scholarships for split-site PhD study at a UK university
- Shared Scholarships for Master’s study at selected UK universities
- Distance Learning Scholarships to study UK Master’s degree courses in your home country
- Academic Fellowships for early career academics to spend time at a UK university
- Professional Fellowships for mid-career professionals to spend time at a UK host organisation
- Medical Fellowships for doctors and dentists to spend time at a UK hospital