Commonwealth Professional Fellowships for developing Countries

Study in:UK
Deadline: 13 March 2017

Commonwealth Professional Fellowships are offered by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC) for nationals of developing Commonwealth countries.

These Fellowships support mid-career professionals from developing countries to spend a period of time at a UK host organisation working in their field for a programme of professional development or Organisations from any sector may apply either to host one or more Commonwealth Professional Fellows within their own organisation, or to nominate one or more Fellows to be hosted by another organisation with which they have links.

Fellowship value:

  • Stipend (living allowance): 1,594 per month, or £1,977 per month

Subject areas:

  • Agriculture / fisheries / forestry
  • Economic growth
  • Education
  • Engineering / science / technology
  • Environment
  • Governance
  • Public health

Duration: between 1-3 months; for longer periods (up to a maximum of 6 months) will be considered, but only when a strong case for the additional time has been made


To apply for these fellowships, organizations must:

  • Be based in the UK
  • Have set up a programme of activities for the fellowship
  • Have identified a Fellow/Fellows who they wish to nominate, through existing networks or wider advertising
  • Be able to demonstrate the capacity to set up and manage the fellowship(s) on a day-to-day basis

To be eligible for these fellowships, candidates must:

  • Be a national of a developing Commonwealth country, refugee, or British protected person
  • Be permanently resident in a developing Commonwealth country
  • Have normally at least 5 years’ relevant work experience in a profession related to the subject of the application, by the proposed start of the fellowship
  • 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

How to apply:

  • Apply online via CSC website
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