China Scholarship Council 2020 PhD Scholarships Programme

Level of study
Doctoral research
Subject area
Engineering and Physical Sciences
Overseas (Non-EU), China
Type of Award
Deadline for applying
Closed 17/01/2020 (Note: competition closed for this year)

Award Description

The College of Engineering and Physical Sciences offers up to 15 tuition fee studentships for holders of the China Scholarship Council (CSC) studentships commencing PhD programmes by 1st October 2020.

Studentships can be held in any active area of research undertaken by the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences. Please see our postgraduate doctoral research page for information on research areas with available PhD programmes.

Value of Award

  • Full payment of tuition fees at overseas fee level in 2020/21, to be paid by the University;
  • Studentships are for 4 years.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants should:

  • be a Chinese national
  • be eligible and apply to the China Scholarship Council
  • be classed as an international fee paying student for University of Birmingham fee purposes
  • be able to begin the PhD study on 1 October 2020
  • have completed their undergraduate studies and (if applicable), their masters study by 1 January 2020
  • contact potential research supervisors to discuss research proposal

How to Apply

  1. Applicants should read the Application Guidance Notes before applying for their PhD programme.
  2. Applicants must apply online for a place to study at the University of Birmingham. The online application form for each PhD programme can be found through the programme's webpage.
  3. Important: In the Funding Information section of the application form, state that you are applying for "EPS -CSC studentship".
  4. Applications should include the following uploaded documents:
    • transcript of marks obtained on your undergraduate degree
    • transcript of marks obtained on your master's degree (if applicable)
    • two references or the names of two referees
    • a research project proposal
    • a CV
    • a Statement of Purpose explaining why you are a good applicant for this studentship and your interest in your chosen research area


Informal enquiries and questions can be sent to the EPS Graduate School Office

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