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China Scholarship Council

Applications for starting a PhD funded by the China Scholarship Council in September 2018 closed on 31 January 2018. If you are interested in studying for a PhD with us and applying for funding from the China Scholarship Council for entry in September 2019, you are welcome to contact prospective supervisors. Search for projects on our PhD page.

The China Scholarship Council (CSC) is a non-profit institution under the Ministry of Education China, which administers government scholarships to sponsor Chinese citizens wishing to study abroad. The State Sponsored Postgraduate Programme supports more than 5,000 research students each year and provides living expenses and one return flight ticket to successful applicants.

The School of Biological and Chemical Sciences offers PhD Studentships in partnership with the CSC scheme. Last year over 30 CSC scholars succeeded in gaining PhD places in a range of disciplines, making Queen Mary one of the biggest supporters of this scheme in the UK.

Under the scheme, Queen Mary provides scholarships to cover all tuition fees, whilst the CSC provides living expenses and one return flight ticket to successful applicants. 

Student profiles

Hear from students who have been awarded funding by the China Scholarship Council, about their experience of undertaking a PhD within the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences.


Applicants must be Chinese nationals and are required to have at least an upper second class degree and a masters degree in a related discipline from a top university anywhere in the world. 

Evidence of proficiency in English language skills is a requirement for all international students. Further information about English language requirements is available on the entry requirements page.


Take a look at our PhD projects page for all adverts - you can search for funding stream to find the projects open to China Scholarship Council candidates. 

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