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Study a Master’s in the UK – apply for a 2017 Commonwealth Shared Scholarship!

Applications are now open for Commonwealth Shared Scholarships for the 2017 academic year. Commonwealth Shared Scholarships support Master’s study and are jointly funded by the CSC and UK universities. These fully-funded scholarships are intended for students from developing countries who would not otherwise be able to afford to study in the UK, to gain skills […]

South Africa hosts first welcome home reception for Commonwealth alumni

19 December 2016

British Council Country Director for South Africa Mr Colm McGivern recently hosted South Africa’s first welcome home reception for returning Commonwealth alumni on Wednesday 26th October in Johannesburg. In addition to 30 Commonwealth alumni were on-award South African scholars studying via distance learning programmes and Commonwealth Scholarship Endowment Fund scholars studying at South African universities.  Representatives […]

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Commonwealth alumni gather in Cape Town

16 December 2016

Commonwealth alumni in Cape Town came together in October 2017 to welcome home South African Commonwealth Scholars who recently completed their studies in the UK. At the event, James Phillips (Senior Alumni Engagement Officer at the CSC) reminded alumni to keep in touch with the CSC, to support the monitoring and evaluation of the Commonwealth Scholarship […]

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Tender notice: Development Module for PhD Scholars

16 December 2016

The CSC is seeking a consultant to develop and deliver an additional learning opportunity that will be offered to all Commonwealth Scholars studying at doctoral level. The CSC offers a training programme – the Development Module – to PhD Scholars as an adjunct to their academic programme, with the aim of improving Scholars’ capacity to […]

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Namibian Commonwealth alumni welcome home recent graduates

16 December 2016

Namibian Commonwealth alumni recently came together in Windhoek to welcome back four Commonwealth Scholars who finished their studies and returned home earlier this year. The Hon Dr Becky Ndjoze-Ojo MP (Deputy Minister of Higher Education), Professor Osmund Mwandemele (Acting Vice Chancellor of the University of Namibia), HE Jo Lomas (British High Commissioner to Namibia), and […]

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2016 Best Journal Article Prize presented to winner

14 December 2016

Dr Olivia Faull, winner of the 2016 Taylor and Francis Commonwealth Scholar Best Journal Article Prize, was presented with her award at a recent event at the Wellcome Trust in London, UK. Olivia received her award from Richard Middleton, Chair of the CSC, and Elizabeth Walker, Publisher at Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group – sponsors […]

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Rwandan Commonwealth alumni meet for first time

05 September 2016

The first-ever Commonwealth alumni event in Rwanda was held in August 2016, as part of the opening day of the Association of Commonwealth Universities’ Summer School at the University of Rwanda, Kigali. Alumni joined Summer School delegates for the introductory lecture on ‘Understanding the post-2015 development agenda’ by Dr Jeannette Bayisenge (Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Gender Studies, University […]

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