Commonwealth Scholarships in low and middle income countries

These Commonwealth Master's Scholarships allow successful applicants to benefit from the expertise provided by universities in low and middle income countries around the Commonwealth. They are majority funded by the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP).

The scholarships give talented students – who can be from any Commonwealth country other than the host country – the opportunity to gain a Master's degree while developing new skills and experiencing life in another country.

Read what recent scholars had to say about the scheme here

CSFP scholars

The scholarships

  • The scholarships are fully-funded, providing full tuition fees, a return economy flight, an arrival allowance, and a regular stipend (living allowance).
  • They are for Master's courses only and are not applicable to distance learning courses.

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be a citizen of a Commonwealth country, other than the host country.
  • Applicants must hold a Bachelors degree of at least upper second level.

2018 scholarships

For more information about each scholarship and to apply see the links below.


Bangladesh – University of Dhaka, one scholarship available (all Master's courses) – find out more

Botswana – University of Botswana, one scholarship available (all Master's courses) – find out more

Ghana – Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), two scholarships available (all Master's courses) – find out more

Ghana – University of Ghana, one scholarship available (all Master's courses) – find out more

Kenya – multiple universities, two scholarships available (all Master's courses) – find out more

Pakistan – COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT), two scholarships available (all Master's courses) – find out more

Rwanda – University of Rwanda two scholarships available (Computer Science, Engineering, Environmental Conservation, Medicine) – find out more

Swaziland – University of Swaziland, two scholarships available (Animal Science, Conservation Ecology, Crop Science, Family Nursing Practice, Horticulture and Midwifery courses only) – find out more

Tanzania – University of Dar es Salaam, one scholarship available (Agriculture, Economics, Engineering and Technology, ICT, Mathematics and Natural Resources courses only) – find out more

West Indies – University of the West Indies, one scholarship available (various Master's courses) – find out more

Closing date

Applications close on 11 March 2018 at midnight GMT.

Scholar profiles

Click on the image below to read about the experiences of Commonwealth Scholars in low and middle income countries.

Andrew Harvey Commonwealth Scholar CSFP