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China Scholarship Council (CSC)

Status: Open
Applications accepted at any time

About this scholarship

Description/Applicant information

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.

Student type
  • Future Students
Faculty
  • Science
  • Humanities
  • Health Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Curtin Business School
Course type
  • Postgraduate Research
Gender

Non-gender specific

Nationality
  • International students
Scholarship base
  • Merit Based
Value

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 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.

Eligible courses

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: http://www.csc.edu.cn/

Eligibility criteria

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.

Conditions that need to be met to keep your scholarship

For further information on applying for admission please see the link: http://www.curtin.edu.au/research/futurestudents/admission.cfm

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How to apply

Application process

Step1:
Students must find a suitable supervisor who would agree to supervise them in their areas of research.  The link to find a supervisor: http://www.curtin.edu.au/research/find-researchers/supervisors/

Step 2:
Once you have found a suitable supervisor, please submit your online e-applicaiton for admission.  the link to online e-application:  http://www.curtin.edu.au/research/futurestudents/admission.cfm

Step 3:
Your proposed supervisor will contact HDR Scholarships Office to nominate you for a conditional scholarship offer which you will need to provide to China Scholarship Council with your application.

HDR Scholarships Office is unable to provide this document until you have been approved admission.  The admission process may take 4 to 6 weeks.  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
Email: webmaster@csc.edu.cn
Website: http://www.csc.edu.cn/chuguo/?cid=13

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