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 28,500 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 53-nation Commonwealth of 2019.
The CSC talks climate change as part of COP26 pledge
We believe that there is great power in our global communities of brilliant scholars, fellows, alumni, and partners. That’s why we are coming together in the year that the UK holds the COP26 presidency to celebrate the action being taken across our networks, and to encourage further action to protect our planet.
Find out more about our climate pledge.
Our development impact
The CSC Alumni Team conducts interviews with Commonwealth Alumni under the six CSC development themes, to understand the impact of their work and research across critical development issues, discovering how they have improved society, at a local, national, and international level.
On Friday 24 September 2021, the CSC Alumni Team hosted the latest webinar in the Knowledge Hub series. Commonwealth Alumnus Dr Lin C Sambili Gicheha presented on the topic, ‘Youth, sport, and cultural interventions in preventing violent extremism: Insights from the...