Commonwealth Scholarship at UK Universities

Scholarship type:Master’s and PhD study

Nationality:  Nationals of Commonwealth Developing Countries

Fund: Tuition, airfare,  £1,034 per month

Awarded By: UK Department for International Development (DFID)

Application Deadline: 1 April (annual)

College Admission Requirement:

  • You should apply to study an eligible Master’s course at a UK university that is participating in the Shared Scholarship scheme. For a full list of participating universities, see pages 6-7. For a full list of eligible courses, visit
  • You must make your application using the CSC’s Electronic Application System (EAS) – information on how to use the EAS, including detailed guides, is available at
  • Before applying, you must check with your UK university for their specific advice and rules for applying (some universities may require you to complete their own application form as well), and for their own closing date for applications. For a full list of contact details, visit
  • You can apply for more than one course and/or to more than one university, but you may only accept one offer of a Shared Scholarship.


The Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) is one of the largest and most prestigious scholarship schemes for international study in the world. Since it was established in 1959, around 30,000 individuals have benefited – 25,000 of them have held awards funded by the UK government, managed by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom (CSC).

Purpose: To contribute to development needs of Commonwealth countries by providing training for skilled and qualified professionals and academics who would not otherwise have been able to study in the UK.

Intended beneficiaries: High-quality postgraduate students who have not studied extensively overseas before, who would not otherwise have the opportunity to study in the UK, and who have the potential to enhance the development of their home countries with the knowledge and leadership skills they acquire.

The 2016 round of applications is closed. The 2017 round of applications will open in mid-November 2016. Further information and guidance will be available on this page by late October 2016.

Check last year Pdf for more info 

 Scholarship Link



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