China Scholarship Council (CSC) PhD Scholarships

China Scholarship Council (CSC) PhD Scholarships

Applications for the 2017-18 College of Social Sciences PhD Scholarship have now closed. Details for the 2018-19 round will be added to this page later in 2017.


This scheme provides academically excellent Chinese students with the opportunity to study for a PhD at the University of Glasgow. The scholarships are supported jointly by the China Scholarship Council and the University of Glasgow.

For successful applicants, the applicable College/School will provide scholarships to cover tuition fees, and the CSC will consider their application for a living allowance as prescribed from time to time by the Chinese Government (which includes Student Health cover), a return airfare from China to the UK by the most economical route, and visa application fees.

The scholarships will be awarded to citizens and permanent residents of the People's Republic of China at the time of application that are accepted for admission on a full-time basis for a postgraduate PhD degree programme at the University of Glasgow.


•High achieving Chinese students only.

•Full tuition fees.

•All studentships are funded for 3 years.

•Applications will be judged in terms of qualifications and the quality of the proposed project.

•All applications are reviewed and decided by the College funding panel.

•Applications approved by the College are subject to further approval by the China Scholarship Council

Fee type:


Level of study:

Postgraduate Research


This scholarship will cover tuition fees, and the CSC will consider applications for a living allowance

How to apply:

In order to be considered for this scholarship you must:

1. Apply for postgraduate research at Glasgow:

2. For those applicants who wish to begin their PhD studies at Glasgow, it is recommended that you indicate in the funding section of your admission application that you wish to apply for CSC funding. For current PhD students (those in their second year), it is recommended that you contact the Graduate School to obtain an official letter which will enable you to apply to the CSC for a stipend.

3.  Please note the scholarship applications will close on 03rd March 2016, 5pm UK time. To be considered for a scholarship, it is preferred that applicants have an unconditional offer in place before the 2017 deadline. Those candidates who hold a conditional offer of admission must have satisfied all English language requirements. Please ensure that you fulfil the University of Glasgow language requirements before applying for CSC funding.

4. Apply to the China Scholarship Council (CSC) for this scholarship. Please review the CSC's introduction and application webpages for more information. Candidates should satisfy the selection criteria set out by CSC by completing the CSC Application Form and the CSC Employer Reference Form which can be found on the CSC website.

Applicants must be successful with applications to Glasgow and to the CSC in order to be accepted on this scholarship programme. 


03rd March

Deadline for receipt of application by candidates to College of Social Sciences Graduate School

16th March

Deadline for Colleges to forward the best candidates to the University-level competition

29th April

Shortlist of potential CSC recipients to the University from CSC.

Agreement between the University and CSC on successful scholars.

Applicants notified of fee waivers and stipends.