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York announces new research scholarships in partnership with China Scholarship Council

Posted on 12 November 2015

The University of York has announced a new agreement with the China Scholarships Council (CSC) for up to 10 joint-funded PhD scholarships for the next five years. The scholarships will initially open to candidates intending to start a PhD in the 2016/17 academic year.

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Professor Tom Stoneham, Dean of York Graduate Research School, said: “The aim of the scheme is to attract the best and brightest Chinese PhD students to York and in doing so foster greater educational collaboration between the UK and China.  The agreement cements York’s reputation as a prestigious research university attracting high-quality scholars from around the world.”

The scholarships are open to Chinese nationals and will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and CSC priorities. The initiative will prioritise PhD study in York’s departments of Biology, Chemistry, Electronics, Physics, Management, Music, Philosophy, Politics, and Theatre, Film and Television. Applicants to other research areas will be considered depending on availability.

Each scholarship will cover 100 per cent of University tuition fees, a grant from the CSC for living costs, one return flight from China, and UK visa fees. Tuition fees will be covered for the full duration of the CSC funding period.

Full details of the scheme can be found at:

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