Commonwealth Scholarships in low and middle income countries

The Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) is a unique programme. Since its establishment in 1959, it has provided opportunities for over 30,000 citizens of all Commonwealth countries to study in other member countries.

Following the establishment of the CSFP endowment fund a new strand of Commonwealth Scholarships were made available. These scholarships are open to all Commonwealth citizens, enabling individuals to travel and study for a postgraduate qualification in a low or middle income Commonwealth country. Since the scheme began in 2011, these scholarships have been hosted by universities in Bangladesh, Botswana, Cameroon, Fiji, Ghana, Jamaica, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Samoa, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Tanzania and Trinidad.

2017-18 Commonwealth Scholarships

Applications will open in December 2016.

Important information

  • The scholarships are for Masters courses only and are not applicable to distance learning courses.
  • The scholarships are for new students only and cannot be used to fund a course you have already started.
  • No additional funding will be provided for scholars with families.

Case studies

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

Andrew Harvey Commonwealth Scholar CSFP