Commonwealth Scholar profiles

The Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) endowment fund supports international scholarships at universities in low and middle income countries, many of which cannot afford to provide such grants.

It builds on the reputation of one of the world’s most prestigious scholarship schemes – some 30,000 individuals from across the globe have already benefited from Commonwealth Scholarships and Fellowships.

Scholarships are offered to citizens of all Commonwealth countries.

Scholar profile 1: Andrew Harvey, 2011 Commonwealth Scholar from Canada
MA Linguistics, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Andrew Harvey Commonwealth ScholarCanadian Commonwealth Scholar Andrew Harvey was one of the first students from a developed country to take up a course of study at an institution in a developing country under the CSFP endowment fund. He used the opportunity to research an undocumented language known as Gorwaá, spoken in a remote part of central Tanzania. Read more

Scholar profile 2: Christinah Matsuane, 2013 Commonwealth Scholar from Botswana
MSc Horticulture, University of Swaziland

Christinah Matsuane, a 2013 Commonwealth Scholar from Botswana studied for an MSc in Horticulture at the University of Swaziland. With a comparatively low level of horticultural production and crop research in Botswana, Christinah was interested in studying abroad to gain access to technologies and practices used in agriculture. Read more

Scholar profile 3: Dinesh Kodituwakku, 2012 Commonwealth Scholar from Sri Lanka
MSc Agriculture, University of the South Pacific, Samoa

Dinesh Kodituwakku, a Commonwealth Scholar from Sri Lanka supported by the CSFP endowment fund, completed a Master’s in Agriculture at the School of Agriculture and Food Technology at the University of the South Pacific (USP) in Samoa. The two-year programme included a Postgraduate Diploma in Agricultural Economics, which was awarded to Dinesh in 2012. Read more

Scholar profile 4: Kevina Honajee, 2013 Commonwealth Scholar from Mauritius
MSc Dietetics, University of Pretoria, South Africa

Kevina HonajeeCommonwealth Scholar Kevina Honajee, from Mauritius, studied her MSc in dietetics at the University of Pretoria, South Africa, from 2013 to 2015. She is the first Commonwealth Scholar funded by the CSFP endowment fund to be hosted by this institution. Read more 

Scholar profile 5: Elizabeth Mantebeah, 2013 Commonwealth Scholar from Ghana
MA Heritage Management, University of Mauritius

Elizabeth MantebeahGhanaian Commonwealth Scholar Elizabeth Mantebeah graduated with a Distinction in MA Heritage Management from the University of Mauritius in 2015. Elizabeth’s studies were funded by the CSFP endowment fund. She is the second such Commonwealth Scholar to graduate from the University of Mauritius. Read more