Commonwealth Professional Fellowships provide an opportunity for mid-career professionals from developing Commonwealth countries. Fellowships support mid-career professionals to spend a period with a UK host organization working in their field for a professional development program.
Fellowship’s purpose is to provide professionals with the opportunity to enhance knowledge and skills in their given sector and catalytic effects on their workplaces.
Commonwealth Professional Fellowships for Developing Commonwealth Countries
Nive offer for citizens of low and middle-income Commonwealth countries.
User Review( votes)
These fellowships are funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) to contribute to the UK’s international development aims and wider overseas interests, supporting excellence in UK higher education and sustaining the principles of the Commonwealth.
Applicants must normally have at least five years of relevant work experience in a profession related to the application subject by the proposed start of the fellowship. All Commonwealth Professional Fellowships in the 2022/23 round are in the thematic area of Clean Energy, Air and Oceans.
- Application Deadline: All fellowships in this round will be tenable for three months from 22nd February 2023
- Course Level: Fellowships support mid-career professionals to spend a period with a UK host organization working in their field for a professional development program.
- Awards: Fully-funded
- Number of Awards: Not Known
- Nationality: An eligible Commonwealth country or a British Protected Person
- The award can be taken in the UK.
- Eligible Countries: Fellows must be from eligible Commonwealth countries: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, Cameroon, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Fiji, Ghana, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guyana, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Montserrat, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Pitcairn Islands, Rwanda, St Helena, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and The Grenadines, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Virgin Islands (British), Zambia and Zimbabwe.
- Study Subject: These Fellowships are offered under six development themes:
- 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
- Entrance Requirements: To be eligible for these fellowships, you must:
- Be a citizen of or have been granted refugee status by an eligible Commonwealth country, or be a British Protected Person.
- Be permanently resident in an eligible Commonwealth country.
- Have normally at least five years of relevant work experience in a profession related to the subject of the application by the proposed start of the fellowship
- Be available to start your fellowship within the prescribed dates 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.
- You must be available to undertake the Fellowship during the dates set out by the Host organisation. All Fellowships must start between 15 April 2019 and 17 June 2019. You should check the exact dates with the prospective Host.
- How to Apply: Your application must include two references by this date, one of which must be from your current employer; otherwise, it will be considered ineligible.
- Once the closing date for Fellows’ applications and references has passed, your application will be shared with the Host organisation you have applied to for them to review all applications and select the candidates they wish to put forward to the Commission. The Commission will make the final selections of Host organisation programmes and individual Fellows.
- Supporting Documents:
- Admission Requirements:
- English Language Requirements: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements to be able to study there.
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 £1,656 per month or £2,055 per month for those at organisations in the London metropolitan area (rates quoted at 2018- 2019 levels).
- A peripatetic living allowance may be payable depending on the programme arranged. Further details, if applicable, will be given at the time of the offer.
- Arrival allowance of up to £931.10 at current rates, including an element for warm clothing and reimbursement of the visa application fee.
- Flat rate contribution of £800 to the costs of the host 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 (to be paid to the Host organization on receipt of an invoice).
- Fees of £2,000 will be agreed upon for awards under two months and up to a max of £3000 for awards of three months (to be paid to the Host organization on receipt of an invoice)