Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Ongoing

Awarded By: MHRD/ACU/British Council/Commonwealth Commission
Updated on Dec 22, 2023
Rekha Madi
Rekha Madi
University Research Analyst
Course: Masters
Deadline: Oct 17, 2023
Amount: Not Specified

Scholarship Overview

In continuation with the UK’s commitment to the Commonwealth countries, every year 800 students are given a chance to undertake postgraduate studies at universities in the United Kingdom. The Commonwealth Scholarships are awarded to talented individuals with the potential to make a positive impact on the global stage.

The Commonwealth Scholarships scheme is awarded to students belonging to the Commonwealth nations who would otherwise not be able to afford postgraduate studies in the UK. The scheme helps to support future innovators and leaders, by funding postgraduate studies in a range of different study formats.

Applicable course, university, and country

  • This scholarship is applicable for Masters Degree, Masters Diploma, Masters Certificate
  • This scholarship is applicable for all universities in UK
  • The scholarship is applicable for one year taught Master’s courses or equivalent degree

Fields of study covered by the scholarship are:

  • Science and technology for development
  • Strengthening health systems and capacity
  • Promoting global prosperity
  • Strengthening global peace, security, and governance
  • Strengthening resilience and response to crises
  • Access, inclusion, and opportunity

Scholarship amount details

Scholarship amount can be used for:

Type of Expense Indicates if the scholarship can be used for this type of expense
Application × Not covered in scholarship
Tuition & Fees ✔ Scholarship amount can be used for this
Living Expense × Not covered in scholarship
Accommodation × Not covered in scholarship
Air Fare/Travel Expenses ✔ Scholarship amount can be used for this
Spouse/Child Care × Not covered in scholarship
Health Cover × Not covered in scholarship
Others × Not covered in scholarship

The scholarship will provide:

  • Economy return International travel
  • Tuition fee
  • Maintenance and other allowances

Eligible student nationality

This scholarship is applicable for students from the Commonwealth countries such as India, United Kingdom, Australia, Singapore, New Zealand, Canada, Malaysia, Fiji, Mauritius, South Africa, Cyprus, Bangladesh, Malta, Barbados, Guyana, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Belize, Botswana, Brunei, Cameroon, Dominica, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Appication Process for this scholarship

The applicant needs to apply online via the link:

The applicant needs to submit the below documents:

  • A scanned copy of the passport
  • Academic transcripts
  • Existing university degree certificate
  • Two references
  • Offer letter, if available

Important Dates & FAQ info:

Info Date
Scholarship Deadline 17th October 2023
Scholarship Decision date July 2024
FAQ Link:


Scholarship Application:

This scholarship needs a separate external application.

Scholarship Eligibility


To be eligible to apply to the Commonwealth Scholarship, candidates must be a citizen or permanent resident of a Commonwealth country and candidates must have an undergraduate honours degree of at least upper second class. The scholarships are open for students who are unable to afford to study in the UK without the scholarship.

Exams Details:

Exam name Indicates if exam is required and cutoff (if any)
12th Required
UG Required
Interview Required


Special Restrictions:

No Special Restriction applicable

iSchoolConnect Rating

The rating is done considering various factors

Frequently Asked Questions

The frequently asked questions about the scholarship are:

I have an offer letter for the current academic year. Can I apply?
Applicants can only apply for a Commonwealth Scholarship for the following academic year of study.

My home university will not issue transcripts to me.
Students cannot apply for the scholarship if they cannot obtain and submit transcripts themselves via the application system within the deadline.

What do I need to include with my university transcripts?
Students must include full transcripts for all university-level qualifications they hold. If they have a Master’s degree, the scholarship office will need transcripts for both their Master’s degree and undergraduate degree. Transcripts must include pages covering marks from all years of study, not just the final year.

Do I require an IELTS certificate?
It is not necessary to have IELTS or any other English language certificate to apply for a CSC scholarship.

My country is not in the list of eligible countries.
Individual CSC scholarships are not open to every country. If the country is not listed on the eligible countries tab of the programme page, then the student cannot apply for that programme.