School of Engineering - China Scholarship Council

Key facts

Application deadline 26 January 2018
Start date October 2018
Duration up to 4 years
Level of study Postgraduate research
Award type PhD studentship

China Scholarship Council

The China Scholarship Council (CSC) funds Chinese university students to study overseas for PhD degrees in the fields of science and technology.

CSC awards typically cover air fares and living costs for up to four years.

We are offering a minimum of thirteen scholarships providing tuition fee waivers for successful China Scholarship Council students.

Candidates may propose their own research programme or can apply to undertake one of the following projects in the School of Engineering:


International Office

Funding details

Tuition fee support Full overseas fees
Maintenance stipend

Eligibility criteria

Residency UK Research Council eligibility conditions apply


International Office

To be considered for CSC funding, please complete the standard PhD in Engineering. This cycle of applications relates to start dates from October 2018.

Applications should be made in accordance with CSC guidance.

The standard Cardiff University PhD application form will be used to assess an applicant’s eligibility. However, please note the additional requirements listed below.

In addition to the standard application form, applicants should also:

  • Attach an Academic CV. Further guidance on academic CVs can be found at
  • Ensure the Personal Statement (part of the University application form) provides a clear explanation of the research interest, preparation undertaken, and an understanding of the significance of the research. Further guidance can be found at
  • Select ‘I will be applying for a scholarship/grant’ when prompted on the University application form.
  • When asked ‘Please give the name of the individual or organisation to whom you are applying’, the following statement can be copied ‘I wish to be considered for China Scholarship Council funding’.

An offer of a place on a PhD programme, and a fee waiver from Cardiff University is required to apply for CSC funding.

We reserve the right to close applications early should sufficient applications be received.


International Office

Meet us at our Information Fair on 22 February 2018.

Eligible research programmes