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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 welcomes CSC scholars to study Masters and PhD programmes across a range of subject areas.

CSC Scholarships at the University of Southampton

The University offers a number of PhD scholarships to CSC candidates each year.   In 2015 the University of Southampton established a formal agreement with the China Scholarship Council and is now recognised as a partner institution.

2019 Scholarships

For 2019 we expect to offer several PhD scholarships covering full tuition fees to applicants who wish to apply for CSC funding.  Nominated candidates must also successfully apply for a scholarship for living costs from the CSC.  

Eligible subject areas

If you are interested in applying, please check the PhD programmes we offer and contact the Faculty directly to find out about scholarship opportunities in your subject area.

Eligible candidates

See the CSC 2019 guide for scholarships for Chinese citizens to study abroad.

To be considered for a scholarship, you need to:

Deadline for applications

The application deadlines will be determined by each Faculty. The selection process usually takes place in January/February so please allow plenty of time for your PhD application to be reviewed as this may take several weeks.

How to apply

Further information

Find out more about CSC scholarships on the China Scholarship Council website.


Xiamen University - University of Southampton PhD Scholarships

As a result of our partnership with Xiamen University, several fully-funded PhD scholarships are available each year, to students who are completing their Bachelor studies at Xiamen University.

The scholarship covers full tuition fee costs for each year of the PhD programme, to be eligible for this scholarship, candidates must also successfully apply for a scholarship for living costs from the Chinese Scholarship Council (CSC) or funding from another source.

This scholarship opportunity covers programmes across the university, interested applicants are advised to apply before the beginning of January 2019.

For further details about this scholarship scheme please refer to the Xiamen UoS PhD Scholarships 2019 Applicant Guidance (PDF document, 2 pages)

Alternatively you can contact:

International Voices blog

Every year, the University of Southampton welcomes a number of scholars from a variety of scholarship schemes. You can read about their experiences in Southampton on our International Voices blog.

Contact us

Our staff regularly visit many countries worldwide. To meet one of our representatives in your country, see our current schedule of events.

Alternatively, contact us directly at  

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PhD courses

Find out more about PhD study at Southampton and how to apply

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Studying here

Visit our page for Chinese students for more information about studying at Southampton

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