Commonwealth Scholarships in low and middle income countries

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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

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.


Applicants must be a citizen of any commonwealth country other than the host country.

Applicants must hold a first degree of upper second class standard (or above) in a discipline relevant to that in which study is proposed.


Return economy airfare from the scholar’s home country to the host country

An arrival allowance of usd 500 to cover removal costs

Full tuition fees

A monthly/quarterly stipend intended to cover living costs, sustenance and local transport.


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