Alumni associations

As a Commonwealth Alumnus, we encourage you to join a local alumni association in your home country, or in the country in which you are currently living or working.

Our alumni associations are coordinated by alumni volunteers who are responsible for organising a range of local events and activities which encourage networking and ongoing professional development. In certain countries, alumni associations are supported by the British Council (on behalf of the CSC), which assists in establishing and strengthening these groups.

All CSC alumni events are advertised on our Calendar. If you do not receive an invite to an event happening near you, please contact us at alumni@cscuk.org.uk

Each alumni association is different, from the types of events they organise to their membership requirements. A list of current alumni associations and contact information can be found below.

The CSC is not responsible for the content of external sites or the operation of alumni associations.

Call for volunteers

If your country is not listed below, then an alumni association has not yet been set up. If you are interested in volunteering to coordinate an association, or organising a local event to re-connect with fellow alumni, please get in touch with us at alumni@cscuk.org.uk

Bangladesh

The Bangladesh Association of Commonwealth Scholars and Fellows (BACSAF) is coordinated by Rafiqul Islam (2005 Commonwealth Professional Fellow, University of Nottingham). The association is supported in its work by the British Council in Bangladesh.

Barbados

The alumni association in Barbados is coordinated by Corey Drakes (2014 Commonwealth Scholar, MSc Physics and Engineering in Medicine, University College London).

Cameroon

Cameroon Commonwealth Scholars and Fellows Alumni is coordinated by Kizitus Mpoche (2001 Commonwealth Scholar, PhD English and Applied Linguistics, University of Cambridge, and 2010 Commonwealth Academic Fellow, Applied Linguistics, SOAS, University of London).

Canada

The Canadian Association of Commonwealth Scholars and Fellows (CACSF) is coordinated by Kevin Goheen (1983 Commonwealth Scholar, PhD Naval Architecture, University College London).
  • Association LinkedIn group
  • For more information, email alumni@cscuk.org.uk
  • Dominica

    Commonwealth of Dominica Commonwealth Scholars  Alumni Association (CDCSAA) is managed by a steering committee, coordinated by Jo-Ann George (2008 Commonwealth Scholar, Management and Implementation of Development Projects, University of Manchester).
  • Association Facebook page
  • For more information, email dcommonwealthscholar@gmail.com
  • Ghana

    Commonwealth Scholars & Fellows Alumni, Ghana (CoSFAG) is coordinated by an elected Executive Committee, led by its President Jacob Kwaku Agbenorhevi (2007 Commonwealth Shared Scholar, MSc Nutrition and Food Sciences, University of Huddersfield) and Vice President Gloria Ansa (2006 Commonwealth Scholar, PhD Public Health, University of Leeds). The association is supported in its work by the British Council in Ghana.
  • Association Facebook group
  • For more information, email cosfag.gh@gmail.com
  • Gibraltar

    The alumni association in Gibraltar is coordinated by Daniella Tilbury (1990 Commonwealth Scholar, PhD Environmental Education, University of Cambridge).

    Grenada

    The alumni association in Grenada is coordinated by Arvin Pierre (2015 Commonwealth Scholar, MSc Biotechnology, University of Glasgow).

    Guyana

    The alumni association in Guyana is coordinated by Gina Arjoon (2009 Commonwealth Scholar, MSc Health Economics, University of York).

    India

    The Indian National Alumni Association of Commonwealth Scholars and Fellows of UK is coordinated by its President Dhruva Chaudhry (2009 Commonwealth Academic Fellow, University Hospital Aintree). The association is supported in its work by the British Council in India.

    Jamaica

    The alumni association in Jamaica is coordinated by Tarik Dixon (2013 Commonwealth Scholar, MSc Spatial Planning, University College London).

    Kenya

    The Commonwealth Scholarships Alumni Association of Kenya (CSAAK) is coordinated by Maurice Okoth (2009 Commonwealth Academic Fellow, Physical Chemistry, University of Strathclyde). The association is supported in its work by the British Council in Kenya.

    Lesotho

    The alumni association in Lesotho is coordinated by Setempe Phoka (2015 Commonwealth Professional Fellow, Dolen Cymru Lesotho Education).

    Malawi

    The alumni association in Malawi is coordinated by an Executive Committee, led by its Chairperson Chrispin Gogoda Mbewe (2014 Commonwealth Scholar, MSc Renewable Energy Systems Engineering, Loughborough University; 2017 Scholar, PhD Renewable Energy ). The association is supported in its work by the British Council in Malawi.

    Malaysia

    The alumni association in Malaysia is coordinated by Vaani Muniandy (2015 Commonwealth Scholar, MSc Aquatic Pathobiology, University of Stirling).

    Mauritius

    The United Kingdom Commonwealth Alumni – Mauritius Chapter (UKCAC) is coordinated by its President Roshan T Ramessur (1985 Commonwealth Scholar, BSc Marine Chemistry, Bangor University) and Secretary Madev Balloo (1998 Canadian Commonwealth Scholar, MSc Agricultural Economics, University of Guelph).

    Namibia

    The alumni association in Namibia is coordinated by Victoria Chali (2017 Commonwealth Professional Fellow, Cardiff University).

    Nigeria

    The Commonwealth Scholars and Fellows Alumni Association Nigeria (COSFAN) is coordinated by an Executive Committee, led by its President Ruth Abiola Adimula (2010 Commonwealth Professional Fellow, The Haven Wolverhampton), Vice President Cyril Ojochide Akagwu (2013 Commonwealth Scholar, MSc Aviation Medicine, King’s College London) and General Secretary Chidi Ezegwu (2011 Commonwealth Shared Scholar, MA Education, Gender and International Development, UCL Institute of Education). The association is supported in its work by the British Council in Nigeria.

    Pakistan

    The Pakistan Alumni Association Commonwealth Scholars (PAACS) is coordinated by Khadija Amir (2014 Commonwealth Shared Scholar, MSc Sustainable Development, University of Exeter). The association is supported in its work by the British Council in Pakistan.

    St Lucia

    The alumni association in St Lucia is coordinated by Margaret Henry Samuel (2012 Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholar, MPH Public Health, University of Liverpool).

    Sierra Leone

    The alumni association in Sierra Leone is coordinated by Sonnia-Magba Bu-Buakei Jabbi (2003 Commonwealth Shared Scholar, MSc Management Science, De Montfort University). The association is supported in its work by the British Council in Sierra Leone.

    Sri Lanka

    The alumni association in Sri Lanka is currently being established. The association is supported in its work by the British Council in Sri Lanka.

    Tanzania

    The alumni association in Tanzania is currently being established. The association is supported in its work by the British Council in Tanzania.

    Trinidad and Tobago

    The alumni association in Trinidad and Tobago is coordinated by Sharon Ali Aziz (2016 Commonwealth Shared Scholar, MSc Media Management, University of Stirling).

    Uganda

    The alumni association in Uganda is coordinated by Bright Arthur Niwagaba (2012 Commonwealth Scholar, MSc Computer Forensics and System Security, University of Greenwich). The association is supported in its work by the British Council in Uganda.

    Zambia

    The Commonwealth Alumni Association of Zambia (CAAZ) is coordinated by an Executive Committee, led by its Secretary General Tukiya Kanguya (2016 Commonwealth Scholar, MSc Public Health, University of Southampton), President Makweti Sishekanu (2015 Commonwealth Scholar, LLM Energy and Environmental Law, University of Aberdeen) and Vice President Kalunga Nakazwe (2014 Commonwealth Scholar, MSc Psychological Research Methods, University of Sheffield). The association is supported in its work by the British Council in Zambia.

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