Over 28,500 Commonwealth Scholars and Fellows have been funded by the UK government through the CSC since 1959. Our global alumni include highly influential and notable figures, including prime ministers and cabinet ministers, Nobel Prize winners, academics, diplomats, and leaders in major NGOs and businesses.

Your alumni network

Commonwealth Alumni work across a range of sectors and fields and effect real change and development impact at a local, national, and international level. You can find out more about the contributions Commonwealth Alumni are making through our Development Theme Articles.

You are a Commonwealth Scholar for life, and we hope that you will stay involved with the CSC community as an active alumnus. Through the CSC Alumni Network, you will have the opportunity to build contacts with a diverse range of alumni in your home country and across the Commonwealth, to support your work and development impact goals.

As an engaged alumnus, you can:

Connect with fellow Commonwealth Scholars and Alumni through face-to-face and virtual events and in-country alumni associations.

Share news of your work and development impact in CSC publications, including Common Knowledge, The Common Room, and as a member of our six online Knowledge Hubs.

Inspire others and be inspired by joining or taking part in our webinar series and by sharing the impact of your research as part of the CSC Research Impact Awards (doctoral graduates only).

Mentor a new Commonwealth Scholar through the CSC Mentoring Programme. You can also volunteer your time and expertise to support current Scholars as part of our student engagement programme. Email for more information or to volunteer.

Support the future of the CSC as a member of the Alumni Advisory Panel

As a Commonwealth Alumnus, you are an ambassador for both the CSC and your home country, and your actions and communication will have an impact on the reputation of both. You are therefore expected to adhere to high standards of conduct and behaviour and to show respect to others and your surroundings at all times, as outlined in the CSC Code of Conduct for Alumni.

Keep in touch

To ensure that you stay engaged with the CSC Alumni Network, or to update your details, you can complete the alumni update form.

If you no longer wish to hear from the CSC alumni team, email us at