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Scholarship details

China Scholarship Council (CSC)

Status: Open

Applications open: 25/11/2013
Applications accepted at any time

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About this scholarship

China Scholarship Council - Post-graduate Study Abroad Program is a national scholarship program financing outstanding Chinese students (Chinese citizens) to study at top universities around the world.  Curtin University is a partner university in this program. 

The online application for CSC scholarship opens in each calendar year:

1st round: March of each calendar year
2nd round: May of each calendar year

CSC suggests applicants apply in the first round because 2nd round will not take place if allocated funding has been used up in the 1st round.  Please refer to CSC website for most up to date information.

  • Future Students
  • Centre for Aboriginal Studies
  • Faculty of Business and Law
  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Faculty of Science & Engineering
    • Science courses
    • Engineering courses
    • Western Australian School of Mines (WASM)
  • Higher Degree by Research
  • International Student
  • Merit Based

Curtin University will provide a Tuition Fee Offset for successful applicants and in addition, pays a Top Up Scholarship value up to $4,400 per annum up to four years under the CSC-Curtin Scholarship scheme. The stipend is to top up the China Scholarship Council (CSC) living allowance to the value of the base Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) award rate.

China Scholarship Council under this scheme will normally cover a return international airfare and a living stipend, prescribed by the Chinese Government for the duration of each scholarship awardee.  The expected study duration is 36-48 months for full PhD candidates. 

Applicants are advised to apply to CSC for four years (48 months) of living allowance in order to ensure they have funding for the full duration of their Tuition Fee Offset at Curtin University.

Scholarship Details

In 2012, China Scholarship Council will select 6,000 students (Chinese citizens) to study overseas through their State-Sponsored Postgraduate Study Abroad Program.  There have been some amendments made to the selection of these students.  Please check most recent information with CSC website below.

The State-Sponsored Postgraduate Study Abroad Program is no longer limited to Project 985 and Project 211 Chinese universities but also open to qualified Chinese students and in-service staff (this will include young univesity teachers and current self-funded students already studying overseas). 

The selection pool of visiting research students will now include all Project 985 and Project 211 universities.   

For list of eligibility criteria please go to:

To be eligible to apply for this scholarship in China, candidates must submit with their application, a conditional scholarship offer letter from Curtin University. 

To ensure interested candidates meet the China Scholarship Council application deadline in March each year, Curtin University strongly encourage students submit their online e-application for admissions latest by 31st Jan of the applying year to avoid missing the deadline. 

Scholarship Recipients must hold a conditional offer of enrolment subject to the CSC award and also fulfil the entry requirements of Curtin University, including a high level of English language proficiency.   Recipients must comply with the Australian Government's English proficiency requirements for the issue of a student visa.  Recipients should be intending to pursue a Higher Degree by Research in one of the priority academic areas identified by CSC or one of Curtin University identified disciplines. However, applicants to other research areas may also be considered.

Application process

Step 1:

Students must find a suitable supervisor who would agree to supervise them in their areas of research.  The link to find a supervisor:

Step 2:

Once you have found a suitable supervisor, please submit your online e-application for admission at: 

Step 3:

Once you e-application for course admission has been reviewed you will received an offer of admission if approved. You will need to apply to the China Scholarship Council for consideration of a scholarship and include your offer of admission from Curtin University as part of your application. The admission process may take 4 to 6 weeks. 

Step 4:

If successful you need to provide your confirmation of a China Scholarship Council scholarship offer to your supervisor who will attach it to a HDR Scholarship Nomination form and submit it to the Graduate Research School for review. 

You are strongly advice to submit your online e-application for admission latest by 31st Jan of the applying year.

For more information about the China Scholarship Council - Post-graduate Study Abroad Program  and scholarship application guidance, please contact:

China Scholarship Council:Level 13, Building A3 No.9 Chegongzhuang Ave, Beijing, Peoples Republic of China, Postcode: 100044
Tel: +86-10-66093900 

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