University of York – China Scholarships Council joint research scholarships 2019/20

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 2019/20 academic year. They will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and CSC priorities.

Amount and duration

Each scholarship covers:

  • 100% of tuition fees for the full duration of the CSC funding period which is typically three years
  • A grant for living costs
  • One return flight from China
  • UK visa fees


  1. You must be a citizen and permanent resident of the People's Republic of China at the time of application.
  2. You must hold an unconditional offer* for a full-time PhD degree programme at the University of York commencing in Autumn 2019.
  3. You must fulfil any English language requirements of your offer by 15 February 2019.
  4. You must satisfy the eligibility and selection criteria set out by the CSC (

*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.


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.

1. Apply to York

Deadline to obtain PhD offer letter: 15 February 2019

You must obtain an unconditional offer of study on a PhD programme by 15 February 2019. 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.

Apply to York

2. Receive nomination from your academic department

Deadline for receiving nomination: 1 March 2019

You will receive an email by 1 March to inform you whether or not you have been nominated by your academic department for consideration by the CSC selection panel.

3. Apply to CSC

CSC scholarship application deadline: 5 April 2019

If you have been successfully nominated by your academic department you must then submit an application to the CSC.

Applications will open from 20 March - 5 April 2019

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 1 March 2019.

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 31 May 2019. You will be notified via your CSC online tracking account and will also receive a final award letter from the University.