Commonwealth Scholarships is a scholarship scheme that enables students from Commonwealth countries to study in other Commonwealth countries. The scheme has been helping students to develop their education since 1959. Awards in the UK are funded by the Department for International Development, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the Department for Education (DFE), in conjunction with UK universities.
The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom (CSC) is responsible for managing the United Kingdom’s contribution to Commonwealth Scholarships. CSC awards over 800 scholarships and fellowships for postgraduate study and professional development to Commonwealth citizens each year.
British Council is 'contracted' by the Commonwealth Scholarships Commission to provide overseas services to the Commonwealth Scholarships.
The CSC is an annual scheme made available to all the Commonwealth countries by the Commonwealth Scholarships Commission. This is jointly managed by Commonwealth Scholarships Commission, British Council, Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) and Ministry of Higher Education Sri Lanka.
For more information visit the Commonwealth Scholarships website.
Scholarships funded by other organisations
Besides the scholarships offered by the CSC, there are other organisations which provide funding for studying in the UK. Students may apply for a range of scholarships and funding provided by UK Higher Education Institutes. Please visit the Study UK website for more details.