China Scholarships Council joint research scholarships 2020/21
We're pleased to offer up to ten joint-funded PhD scholarships in collaboration with the China Scholarships Council (CSC).
The scholarships are open to Chinese nationals intending to begin a PhD in the 2020/21 academic year. They will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and CSC priorities.
Open to students from China only.
- You must be a citizen and permanent resident of the People's Republic of China at the time of application.
- You must hold an unconditional offer* for a full-time PhD degree programme at the University of York commencing in Autumn 2020.
- You are eligible to apply if you have an outstanding ATAS certificate as your only offer condition.
- You must fulfil any English language requirements of your offer by 05 February 2020.
- You must satisfy the eligibility and selection criteria set out by the CSC (csc.edu.cn).
*If you are currently studying the final year of a bachelor or masters degree, you are eligible to apply for the scholarship if you hold a conditional offer where the only condition is the successful completion of your degree. If your offer is still conditional on fulfilling English language requirements, you cannot apply.
Application deadline: Wednesday 5 February 2020, 11.59pm
Firstly you must apply to York for the PhD you're interested in. After you receive an offer of study, you must then be nominated by your academic department for the scholarship. If you are nominated, you must apply directly to the CSC for consideration by the CSC selection panel.
- Apply to York
Deadline to obtain PhD offer letter: 05 February 2020
You must obtain an unconditional offer of study on a PhD programme by 05 February 2020. If you are a current bachelor or masters student you must obtain a conditional offer by this date where the sole condition is the successful completion of your degree. We recommend that you submit your PhD application by early-December in order to give your prospective department time to consider your application.
On the postgraduate application form, please select 'China Scholarship Council – UoY PhD Programme' as your source of funding. If you've already applied and not selected this option, please contact your academic department.
- Receive nomination from your academic department
Deadline for receiving nomination: 13 February 2020
You will receive an email by 13 February to inform you whether or not you have been nominated by your academic department for consideration by the CSC selection panel.
- Apply to CSC
CSC scholarship application deadline: 31 March 2020
If you have been successfully nominated by your academic department you must then submit an application to the CSC on their website.
Applications will open from 10 March – 31 March 2020
Please ensure you select the option for the “CSC – York Joint Programme” (与英国约克大学合作奖学金).
The University will notify you if your application has been nominated for further consideration by 25 February 2020.
If you've been nominated and have submitted your application to the CSC you can track progress using your CSC account.
Scholarship winners will be notified by the CSC in late Spring 2020. You will be notified via your CSC online tracking account and will also receive a final award letter from the University.