Over 27,500 Commonwealth Scholars and Fellows have been funded by the UK government through the CSC since 1959. Our alumni include highly influential and notable figures, including prime ministers and cabinet ministers, Nobel Prize winners, academics, diplomats, writers, and leaders in major NGOs and businesses.

You are a Commonwealth Scholar for life and we hope that you will stay involved with the CSC community as an active alumnus. Through our Alumni Network, you will have the opportunity to build contacts with a diverse range of Scholars in your home country and across the Commonwealth, to support your work and your development impact goals.

Keeping the CSC informed of your career news and achievements enables us to provide evidence to our funding bodies to ensure the continuation of the scheme, and supports the work of our evaluation and monitoring programme, which aims to identify and quantify the impact of Commonwealth Scholarships and Fellowships.

Your Alumni Network

As an engaged alumnus, you will:

  • Have the opportunity to feature on the CSC website or in Common Knowledge, the CSC magazine. To submit an article idea or share news of your recent achievements, email us at
  • Be able to join an alumni association in your home country and attend in-country events
  • Receive The Common Room, our quarterly email newsletter featuring updates from the CSC community
  • Have the opportunity to organise community-focused events and activities through the Alumni Community Engagement Fund
  • Be eligible to apply to join the CSC Alumni Advisory Panel and contribute to the development of CSC activities
  • Have access to the CSC’s nine Knowledge Hubs, which provide a platform for Commonwealth Scholars and alumni studying and working in similar disciplines to network and exchange ideas to support a shared sustainable development outcome
  • Be able to stay connected with current Scholars and alumni through the Commonwealth Scholarships LinkedIn group
  • Have the chance to take part in the Taylor & Francis Commonwealth Scholar Best Journal Article Prize (doctoral graduates only)

To ensure that you stay engaged with the Alumni Network, please share your up to date contact details  by completing the alumni update form

If you no longer wish to hear from the CSC Alumni Team, email us at

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