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China Scholarships Council
Scholarship Name China Scholarships Council
Academic Year 2020
Nationality Any
Scholarship Deadline 19 January 2020

Level of Study
Postgraduate Research

Year of Entry
Applicants for programmes commencing October 2020

Applicants must:

  • Be citizens and permanent residents of the People’s Republic of China at the time of application. Chinese students studying overseas may also be eligible for application subject to CSC policies.
  • Hold an unconditional offer to study for a PhD degree at Durham, including English language requirements at the time of application to the CSC.
  • Satisfy entry required as outlined by the CSC at the time of application.
  • Successful candidates are required to return home upon completion of their studies
  • Stipend as specified by the Chinese Government
  • Return international airfare between China and the UK
  • Funding to cover passport and visa fees
  • Tuition fees will be covered by the University


Funding is available for a maximum of 48 months

Number of Awards

15 awards are available in all disciplines

Stage 1: Submit an academic application to Durham University:www.durham.ac.uk/postgraduate/apply. In response to the question how they plan to fund their studies, you must indicate that you wish to be considered for a China Scholarship Council - Durham Joint Award. (Please select 'other' from the drop down menu and insert China Scholarships Council -Durham Joint Award in the text box)

Please ensure that you submit your academic application and provide your academic references to Durham University as soon as possible and no later than the scholarship application deadline date of 23:59 on the 19th January 2020. Click here for more information on our research degrees

Durham will then evaluate all candidates and will make recommendations to the China Scholarship Council. Candidates must have a strong academic background and satisfy the relevant academic entry requirement set by Durham University.

Stage 2: Candidates selected for nomination in stage one are informed in the mid February and directed to make a second, separate Scholarship application to the China Scholarships Council. The application guidance will be published on the CSC official website. Please note that there will be a deadline for submission to apply for funding. Candidates must inform Durham of the progress of their CSC application and interview date. Durham will inform all recommended candidates of the final outcome of their applications.

Application deadline

19th January 2020

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