Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Scholarships For Commonwealth Countries, Uk 2016/2017

Commonwealth Professional Fellowships are offered by the CSC for citizens of developing Commonwealth countries. These fellowships are funded by the UK Department for International Development(DFID), with the aim of contributing to the UK’s international development aims and wider overseas interests, supporting excellence in UK higher education, and sustaining the principles of the Commonwealth.

Scholarship Award:

Each fellowship provides:
*.Approved return airfare from the Fellow’s home country to the UK
*.Stipend (living allowance) payable monthly (or pro rata) for the duration of the award at the rate of £1,580 per month,or £1,959 per month for those at organisations in the London metropolitanarea (rates quoted at 2015- 2016 levels). Exceptionally, depending on the programme arranged, a peripatetic living allowance may be payable. Further details if applicable will be given at the time of offer
*.Arrival allowance of up to £887.83 at current rates, including an element for warm clothing and reimbursement of the visa application fee
*.Fixed grant for excess baggage for returntravel only, dependent on the airport destination. The Fellow will be advised of the amount close to the date of departure
*.Flat rate contribution of £800 to the costsof the host/nominating organisation relating to the administration and support of the Fellow, setting up of appropriate meetings, any materials required, and incidental travel for the Fellow during the award
*.Reasonable fees up to a maximum of £3,000 will be agreed in the context of thelength of the programme, but full justification must be given for the amount being claimed. Such claims can cover:
Fees for any conferences or short courses attended during the fellowship, provided that these are approved as part of the original application ? Cost of travel for visits to other organisations in the UK,where these form an integral part of the programme
*.Other fees, for which the CSC will consider requests on a case-by-case basis.


Eligibility: To be eligible for these fellowships, applicants must:
*.Be a citizen of a developing Commonwealth country, refugee, or British protected person
*.Be permanently resident in a developing Commonwealth country
*.Have normally at least five years’ relevant work experience in a profession related to the subject of the application, by the proposed start of the fellowship
*.Be available to start their fellowship within prescribed dates as stated on the CSC website
*.Not have undertaken a Commonwealth Professional Fellowship in the last five years
*.Not be seeking to undertake an academic programme of research or study in the UK. Academics are eligible to apply for the scheme, but only to undertake programmes of academic management, not research or courses relevant to their research subject
*.The CSC promotes equal opportunity, gender equity, and cultural exchange. Applications are encouraged from a diverse range of candidates.

Application Deadline:
The deadline for applications for 2016 (Round 2) Commonwealth Professional Fellowships is 23:59 (BST) on 12 September2016. Applicants must liaise with their host/nominating organisation well in advance of this date to agree a deadline to complete the EAS, so that the organisation can submit the full application by the official deadline. For full scholarships details and application, visit

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