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China Scholarship Council Scholarships

Each year the China Scholarship Council (CSC) offers scholarships to Chinese students who wish to study a degree programme outside China. The University of Southampton is recognised by the China Scholarship Council as a partner institute.

China Scholarship Council Scholarships

Level of study

This scholarship is for postgraduate research study.

Subject areas

This scholarship is for study across a variety of subject areas.

What is covered

This scholarship covers your full tuition fees subject to successful application for a CSC award for living costs. 

Who can apply

To apply for this scholarship you must:

How to apply

  1. Identify a research area or academic supervisor for your research topic.
  2. Contact the Faculty Postgraduate Research Admissions team or your proposed supervisor to find out about CSC scholarship opportunities.
  3. Apply for a PhD programme. Please state in your application that you wish to apply for China Scholarship Council funding. We recommend that you submit your application by 31 December.

We expect to be able to choose the final candidates by the end of February. If you’re chosen, we’ll send you a fee waiver letter and tell the CSC that you’ve been nominated for this scholarship.

If you’re nominated, you’ll need to apply to the CSC for living costs scholarship funding under the ‘University Partner route’ in March. Please check the CSC’s website for details.

The CSC will announce the results in June.

Further information

You can find more information about this scholarship on the Chinese Scholarship Council’s website.

Xiamen University CSC PhD Scholarships

The University of Southampton has a partnership with Xiamen University to offer joint CSC funded PhD places every year. If you are a student at Xiamen please check out our Xiamen webpage for more details.

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