About us

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 (FCDO).

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.

Learn more about the Commission, our Commissioners as well as viewing copies of all our policies and key documents including our Annual Report and Business Plan and Corporate Plan on Gov.uk

What we do

By supporting innovators and leaders of the future from across the Commonwealth, and by attracting outstanding talent to Britain’s universities, our work combines sustainable development with the UK national interest.

We use rigorous procedures to ensure that our programmes promote equity and inclusion, reward merit, and deliver widespread access, especially to those from disadvantaged backgrounds.

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How we are funded

FCDO is our lead department and main sponsor, funding awards exclusively for candidates from low and middle income countries.

We also receive financial contributions from the Department for Education (DfE), for scholarships for candidates from high income countries, as well as in kind contributions from UK universities.