Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship

Awarded by : MHRD/ACU/British Council/Commonwealth Commission

Updated on Oct 05, 2021
Sonal Gupta

University Research Analyst

Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship

  • Applicable for

    All universities in UK

  • No. of students to be awarded


  • Course Level


  • Intake year

    Sep 2021

  • Type of scholarships


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Scholarship Overview

In continuation with UK’s commitment to the Commonwealth countries, every year 800 students are given a chance to undertake postgraduate studies at universities in the UK. The Commonwealth Scholarships are awarded to talented individuals with the potential to make a positive impact on the global stage.


The Commonwealth Scholarships scheme is awarded to students belonging to the Commonwealth nations who would otherwise not be able to afford postgraduate studies in the UK. The scheme helps to support future innovators and leaders, by funding postgraduate studies in a range of different study formats.


In India, The Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship programme is managed by the Commonwealth Scholarships Commission (CSC), The British Council, India, the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) and the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India.


Who can apply to the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship?

To be eligible to apply to the Commonwealth Scholarship,

  • Candidates must be a citizen or permanent resident of a Commonwealth country
  • Candidates must have an undergraduate honours degree of at least upper second class
  • The scholarships are open for students who are unable to afford to study in the UK without the scholarship


Candidates should note that there is no restriction on the course of study but the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission gives priority to applicants whose studies are most relevant to their development criteria. Most scholarships are fully funded, which means that, as well as covering tuition fees, the scholar will also receive their airfare to and from the UK, and a living allowance to support them while they are here. Candidates can check out more about the Commonwealth Scholarship on their official website here: 

Applicable course, university and country

This scholarship is applicable for Masters Degree, Masters Diploma, Masters Certificate

This scholarship is applicable for all universities in UK

  • The scholarship is applicable for one year taught Master's courses or equivalent degree
  • Fields of study covered by the scholarship are:
    • Science and technology for development
    • Strengthening health systems and capacity
    • Promoting global prosperity
    • Strengthening global peace, security, and governance
    • Strengthening resilience and response to crises
    • Access, inclusion, and opportunity

Scholarship amount details

Scholarship amount can be used for

Type of Expense Indicates if scholarship can be used for this type of expense
Tuition & Fees Scholarship amount can be used for this
Living Expense ×Not covered in scholarship
Accommodation ×Not covered in scholarship
Air Fare/Travel Expenses Scholarship amount can be used for this
Spouse/Child Care ×Not covered in scholarship
Health Cover ×Not covered in scholarship
Application ×Not covered in scholarship
Others Scholarship amount can be used for this

  • The scholarship will provide-
    • economy return international travel
    • tuition fee
    • adequate maintenance and other allowances

Student Awards

Number of students to be awarded: Varies

Scholarship Eligibility

Special Restrictions

  • No Special Restriction applicable

Exams Details

Exam name Indicates if exam is required and cutoff (if any)
12 Required
UG Required (minimum score 60.0%)
Interview Required


  • Shortlisted candidates will be required to attend a personal interview in New Delhi
  • Applicant:
    • must be residing in one of the commonwealth countries at the time of application
    • must have completed tertiary education in English medium

Eligible student nationality

This scholarship is applicable for students from India +52 more

Application Process for this scholarship

  • No specific documents are available 

Scholarship Application

This scholarship needs a separate external application.

Important Dates

Date Additional Details
Application final end date Not Available
  • No specific deadline available

Please note that these dates could be in local country times and may not be IST (Indian standard time).

Phone number +44-207-387 8572

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