The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK (CSC) provides the main UK government scholarship scheme led by international development objectives.

Who we are

The CSC is an executive non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

The CSC operates within the framework of the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) and is a vivid demonstration of the UK’s enduring commitment to the Commonwealth.

What we do

To date, over 31,000 people have taken up Commonwealth Scholarships since the first group of 175 Scholars arrived in the UK in 1960. During those 6 decades, the scheme has constantly developed, adapting to the very different world of a 56-nation Commonwealth of 2022.

65 Years of Development Impact

Throughout 2024, the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission is celebrating 65 years of delivering Commonwealth Scholarships to candidates of outstanding academic achievement and leadership ability.

Click here to discover the impact of Commonwealth Scholars since the first cohort began their studies in the UK in 1960, through to present day.

65 years of CSC scholarships

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