Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP)
Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) is a unique programme. Since its establishment in 1959, it has provided opportunities for over 30,000 citizens of all Commonwealth countries to study in other member countries.
Following the establishment of the CSFP endowment fund in 2009, a new strand of Commonwealth Scholarships located in low and middle income countries is available.
2016 Commonwealth Scholarships
Applications are now open for Master’s scholarships for courses beginning in mid-2016 in:
Closing date for applications: 29 February 2016
- Applicants must be a citizen of any Commonwealth country other than the host country.
- Applicants must hold a first degree of upper second class standard (or above) in a discipline relevant to that in which study is proposed
If possible you should have already applied to the university for admission to your desired course when you submit the scholarship application. Any scholarship offer will be provisional upon the applicant being able to obtain unconditional admission to the relevant course to start by mid-2016. Contact the university for information on course application deadlines.
To find out more
Send any enquiries to the contact email address given for each host country. The ACU cannot respond to enquiries.
Following your application
Successful applicants will be notified within three months of the closing date.
Other important information
The scholarships are for Master’s courses only and are not applicable to distance learning courses. The scholarships are for new students only and cannot be used to fund a course you have already started. No additional funding will be provided for scholars with families.
Commonwealth Scholarships in other countries
Applications will be opening in April 2016 for courses beginning in January/February 2017 in:
- South Africa
- Sri Lanka
- University of the South Pacific (Fiji & Samoa)