What is it all about?

The Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) is one of the largest and most prestigious scholarship schemes in the world. Since its establishment in 1959, it has provided opportunities for over 30,000 citizens to study abroad.

The CSFP endowment fund supports Commonwealth Scholarships hosted by low and middle income countries, making a new range of study destinations available to all Commonwealth citizens. The fund is managed by the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU).

Applications are now open for Commonwealth Scholarships for Master’s level study starting in early 2018 in the following countries:

  • South Africa
  • Sri Lanka

For full details of this opportunity, including up-to-date information, you should consult the opportunity provider's website. This link is provided by British Council for your information only and should not be considered a recommendation or an endorsement by us in relation to the opportunity, content and views contained in the linked website. See our Terms of Use for more information

Country University Course
South Africa Cape Peninsula University of Technology Birds as Key to Biodiversity Conservation 
  Durban University of Technology Climate and Earth Systems Sciences 
  North-West University Food Security 
  Rhodes University Invasion Biology 
  Stellenbosch University  Mathematical and Statistical Sciences 
  Tshwane University of Technology Tree Health Biotechnology
  University of Cape Town  
  University of Johannesburg  
  University of KwaZulu-Natal  
  University of Pretoria  
  University of South Africa   
  University of the Western Cape  
  University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg  
  University of Venda   
Sri Lanka  Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM) at University of Sri Jayewardenepura  Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  Institute of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (IBMBB) at University of Colombo MSc Cellular and Molecular Immunology 
    MSc Molecular Life Sciences 

What does it cover?

Each award provides:

  • Return economy airfare between your home and host countries
  • Arrival allowance 
  • Full tuition fees
  • Either a monthly or quarterly living stipend, which should cover living costs, food, and local transport

 What can I study?Am I eligible?

To apply for one of these scholarships, you must:

  • Be a citizen of any Commonwealth country, EXCEPT the host country 
  • Have at least a 2:1 undergraduate degree in a discipline relevant to the course that you propose to study 

How to apply:

For full details on how to apply for these scholarships, including the individual application forms for each country, please visit the opportunity provider’s website.

Applications close 30 June 2017. 

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