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 27,800 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.


Latest news

Video conference showing group of Commonwealth Scholars and CSC staff On 7 September 2020 the CSC held its virtual Farewell event for departing Commonwealth Scholars and Fellows to celebrate their achievements and look ahead to their prospects as Commonwealth alumni Find out more

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