Each year, the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK grants more than 800 scholarships and fellowships to support postgraduate studies and professional development. By doing so, the CSC strives to advance the UK’s global development objectives and promote its interests abroad.
ELIGIBILITY: Citizens of Commonwealth countries are eligible to apply for these scholarships, although specific eligibility criteria may vary depending on the scholarship. A comprehensive list of eligible countries is available here.
AWARD: Applicants who are selected will receive full tuition fee waivers, monthly stipends, travel allowances, and research support grants (if applicable) as part of their award.
DEADLINE: By clicking the button below, you can find out more about the deadline for each scholarship, as it varies depending on the specific scholarship.
Chevening Scholarships and Fellowships
Chevening is the UK government’s international scholarships programme. Funded by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and partner organisations aimed at developing global leaders. Chevening offers two types of award: Chevening Scholarships and Chevening Fellowships, both of which are unique opportunities for future leaders, influencers, and decision-makers from all over the world to develop professionally and academically.
ELIGIBILITY: These scholarships and fellowships are open to citizens of Chevening-eligible countries. Further eligibility varies between the programs.
AWARD: Applicants who are selected will receive full tuition fee waivers, monthly stipends and travel allowances as part of their award.
DEADLINE: November of each year. Applications for 2023/2024 are now closed. Applications for 2024/25 scholarships will open in August 2023.
For more information about this scholarship, click on the link below.
Rhodes Trust Scholarships
The Rhodes Scholarship is the oldest (first awarded in 1902) international scholarship programme, enabling outstanding young people from around the world to study at the University of Oxford.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligibility varies depending on students home country. Click here to find your eligibility requirements.
AWARD: Scholarship recipients will receive comprehensive financial support, including full coverage of tuition fees, the application fee for Oxford University, a yearly living stipend of £17,310 (2021-22), as well as economy class airfare to the UK at the beginning of the scholarship and return travel to their home country upon completion of the program.
DEADLINE: The deadline varies depending on students home country. Applications are now closed but will reopen in June/July 2023 for study beginning in October 2024. Please ensure you revisit this page from time to time for updates. Learn more about this scholarship by clicking the button below.