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Commonwealth Scholarships and Fellowship Plan 2021 Portal Update

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– Commonwealth Scholarships and Fellowship Plan –

The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK (CSC) is now accepting applications from suitably qualified students into their Commonwealth Scholarships and Fellowship Plan for Masters and PhD students. It is a fully funded scholarship for all students.

Commonwealth Scholarships and Fellowship Plan


Description of Commonwealth Scholarships Plan

The Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) is an international framework through which countries of the Commonwealth offer university scholarships and fellowships to citizens of other member states, forging enduring bonds between nations and creating valuable opportunities for cultural and academic exchange.

The awards are tenable in the United Kingdom in any of two categories:

  • One year taught Master course; or
  • Doctoral degrees of up to three years’ duration.

Eligibility for Commonwealth Scholarships Plan

Candidates with none of the following requirements need not apply:

1. A first Degree of at least Second Class Upper for Maters and Relevant Master degree in addition to a Second Class Upper degree for Doctoral;

2. Candidates selected may be required to provide evidence of a particular level of competence in using English; and

3. A medical Certificate of Fitness obtained from a Government Hospital.

4. Admission into a least one (1) UK Higher Institution

5. Evidence of a supporting statement from a prospective supervisor from their chosen institutions in the UK for PhD only;

6. Evidence of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Discharge/Exemption certificate only;


Interview Requirements

All candidates who have met the requirements stipulated in the advertorials and have successfully completed and submitted their EAS forms online are invited to the interview with the following documents:

1. Two (2) hard copies of the EAS forms;

2. All original credentials and two (2) copies of each;

3. Original academic transcripts;

4. Original and copy of NYSC discharge/exemption certificate only;

5. A medical certificate of Fitness obtained from a Government Hospitals;

6. Two (2) passport size photographs; and

7. Evidence of any special awards(s), prizes, academic publications and a sample of work

8. Evidence of submission of three (3) referee’s reports attached to each application form;

9. Evidence of a supporting statement from UK Supervisor for PhD only;


Important Note about Commonwealth Scholarships and Fellowship Plan

1. Candidates must ensure that they are duly accredited before the interview;

2. Any candidates without the requirements mentioned eligibility will not be accredited for the interview;

3. No interview will be conducted for any candidate who cannot attend the interview on the date scheduled for their zone of origin;

4. All Foreign certificates must be accompanied by the official English translation and evaluation;

5. Candidates are advised to monitor the progress of their online application to find out before the date of the interview;

6. Candidates should consider the following developmental priority areas of Nigeria as applicable to a specific field of specialization in writing their proposal: Science and Technology for development, Strengthening health systems and capacity, Promoting global prosperity, strengthening resilience and response to crises and Access, inclusion and opportunity;

7. Applications will be graded on Academic Merit, likely development impact on the completion of the study and quality of study plan;

8. Only candidates who chose Federal Scholarship Board as their nominating Agency are to attend the interview.

Candidates Without:

  • A minimum of Second Class Upper (21) degree
  • NYSC discharge/exemption certificate
  • Admission letters from any of the UK universities listed on the Commonwealth site need not appear for the interview.

How to Apply

1. All applications for CSFP Award should be made through the Electronic Application System (EAS).

2. When the page opens, click on “EAS portal/Applicant’s portal”, register and complete the form online

3. Upload your scanned passport photograph, academic transcripts, birth certificate and admission letter received from UK Institution listed.

4. Create a PDF version of the completed application form, download and print two (2) hard copies for submission at the interview venue.

For Further Enquiries

Please contact the Director, Federal Scholarship Board via their mobile line: 09082454557, 08034394752


1st November 2021

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