Commonwealth Professional Fellowships are for mid-career professionals from low- and middle-income countries to spend a period of time at a UK Host organisation working in their sector for a programme of professional development.
Application Deadline: 9 August 2021 – Click here to apply
Purpose: To provide professionals with the opportunity to enhance knowledge and skills in their given sector, and to have catalytic effects on their workplaces.
Be a citizen of or have been granted refugee status by an eligible Commonwealth country, or be a British Protected
Be permanently resident in an eligible Commonwealth country
Have at least five years’ full-time, or equivalent part-time, relevant work experience, in a profession related to the subject of the Fellowships programme, by the proposed start of the fellowship – voluntary work experience will not be counted towards this minimum
Be in employment at the time of application that they will return to upon completion of the fellowship
Approved return airfare from the Fellow’s home country to the UK
Stipend (living allowance) payable monthly (or pro rata) for the duration of the award at the rate of £1,704 per month, or £2,115 per month for those at organisations in the London metropolitan area (at 2020/21 rate)
If a Fellow declares a disability, a full assessment of needs and eligibility for additional financial support will be offered by the CSC. See the CSC disability support statement for more information
Arrival allowance of up to £22 (at 2020/21 rate), including an element for warm clothing
For the Girls’ Education programme a £1,000 travel allowance to facilitate attendance at events
Reimbursement of the standard visa application fee