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PhDs in Science and Engineering

Commonwealth Scholarships and Fellowships Plan (CSFP) General Scholarship


Varies depending on type of award.

Specified use

Varies depending on type of award.

Tenable period

Varies depending on type of award.

Funding provider

Commonwealth Scholarships and Fellowships Plan (CSFP)

Allowed study options

This funding is available to students undertaking the following modes of study:

  • Full-time

Academic requirements

Upper second class honours degree or equivalent.

Other eligibility criteria

Applicants must hold an offer of study at The University of Manchester before applying for this funding.

Open to Commonwealth citizens, refugees or British protected persons permanently resident in any Commonwealth country other then the UK. There are additional requirements for awards involving clinical training in medicine and dentistry. The Commission may require candidates to undertake the IELTS English language test as a condition of eligibility. The Commission or host institution in the UK may require a candidate to take particular English tests and/or training in English. Some subjects and modes of study may be available/restricted depending on the award.

Application procedure

Each Commonwealth government has designated a national agency for the operation of Commonwealth Scholarships. Applicants should contact the national agency in their home country for information about how to apply:

This funding is available to students undertaking the following types of study:

  • Postgraduate taught
  • Postgraduate research
  • Post-doctoral research

See  for details of what awards are available at the moment.

Selection criteria

Academic merit of the candidate and the quality of the proposal. For candidates from the developing Commonwealth, the likely impact of the work on the development of the candidates home country. For those candidates from the developed Commonwealth, demonstrated or potential leadership qualities.

Closing date

None specified, please refer to the CSFP website.

Decision date

Not specified.

Contact details for enquiries

  • Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC)
    Tel: +44 207 380 6700