Handbook, Policies and Forms
This page brings together the CSC’s policies relating to Award-holders as well as the Handbook and key forms and policies which Award-holders will find useful.
CSC Code of Conduct for Award-Holders
Scholars and Fellows should ensure that they are familiar with the CSC’s Code of Conduct for Award-Holders and abide by it at all times.
CSC Awardholder Disciplinary Policy and Procedure
The CSC is committed proactively to safeguard and promote the welfare of our beneficiaries, and to protect its staff, Commissioners, beneficiaries and all those with whom the CSC comes into contact. The CSC requires staff, members of the Commission, applicants for and recipients of CSC awards and suppliers to act consistently with its requirements for safeguarding. Award-holders should make sure that they are familiar with their UK host institution’s own safeguarding policy and procedure including reporting mechanisms in case they should need to use it,, but should also note the CSC’s Safeguarding Policy
CSC Safeguarding Policy
The CSC’s Safeguarding Policy sets out the obligation for staff, members of the Commission, applicants for and recipients of CSC awards and suppliers to act consistently with its requirements for safeguarding.
CSC Anti-Fraud, Bribery and Corruption Policy Procedure
The CSC Anti-Fraud, Bribery and Corruption Policy sets out the standards that must be met and clarifies the actions that individuals need to make with regards to actual or perceived fraud, bribery or corruption.
CSC Complaints Policy and Procedure
The CSC Complaints Policy and Procedure sets out the mechanism for reporting a complaint against actions taken by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC), its members, members of the CSC Secretariat, CSC delivery partners, and CSC Scholars and Fellows in so far as their actions are related to the CSC.
CSC Whistleblowing Policy and Procedure
The CSC Whistleblowing Policy and Procedure sets out the way in which individuals may raise any concerns that they have regarding the CSC and how those concerns will be dealt with.
CSC Travel Policy
Please note that the remainder of this page does not apply to Commonwealth Shared Scholars or Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholars.
Shared Scholars should refer to the Guidance for Commonwealth Shared Scholars 2020 and both groups of Scholars should refer to their university scholarships contact for award administration matters and not use these documents, unless advised otherwise.
This Handbook provides general guidelines to Commonwealth PhD Scholars, Commonwealth Master’s Scholars, Commonwealth Split-site Scholars, Commonwealth Medical Fellows, and Commonwealth Professional Fellows.
On Award Policies
CSC Compassionate Policy
The CSC has a compassionate airfare and leave policy for award-holders that are affected by the bereavement of a partner or first-degree relative
CSC Ill-Health Policy
The ill-health policy applies to PhD Scholars and Split-Site Scholars who are unable to study because of an illness lasting more than four consecutive weeks.
CSC Maternity and Paternity Policy
The maternity and paternity policy applies to PhD and Split-Site Scholars who have the agreement of their university to either take maternity leave in the UK or to return to their home country to give birth
First term report form (Split-site supervisor)