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The CSFP is aimed at students of Commonwealth countries who can make a significant contribution to their home country after the completion of a higher education programme in the UK. The Commonwealth Scholarship is currently open for applications for 2012.
This is a source of funding made available to all Commonwealth countries by the Commonwealth Scholarships Commission. Awards are usually between 1 - 3 years, and cover tuition fees, living expenses and the cost of travel to and from the UK.
The CSFP is an annual scheme made available to all the Commonwealth countries by the Commonwealth Scholarships Commission. In India, this is jointly managed by:
- Commonwealth Scholarships Commission
- British Council
- Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
- Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD)
- The Government of India
Commonwealth Scholarships are awarded for studies leading to:
- either a six month clinical training/research/specialisation (for MBBS, BDS, MS, MD degree holders only). Covered specialisations include:
- Cancer research
- Cardiology (including cardiac surgery)
- Gynaecology Medicine
- Ear, Nose and Throat
- or one year taught master’s courses or equivalent degree, three years doctoral degree, one year research on a split site basis, towards a PhD.
Candidates who have already completed a PhD, or are about to complete it, are not considered for this award