China Scholarship Council partnership

We play a key role in promoting the opportunities that are emerging from the University's productive partnership with the China Scholarship Council.

Applications for 2018/19 are now open. Please apply following the guidance on the China Scholarship Council (CSC) - University of Bristol Joint Scholarship PhD Programme page.

In late 2017, the University of Bristol announced that at least 20 four-year PhD research scholarships will be offered to candidates resident in the People’s Republic of China.

This significant announcement was the result of a joint initiative between the University and China’s pre-eminent scholarship-awarding body, the China Scholarship Council.

The Bristol Doctoral College plays a key role in coordinating and promoting these scholarship opportunities, both in China and within the University itself, as part of our work to grow Bristol’s international, postgraduate researcher community through innovative partnerships.

The University of Bristol will provide full tuition fees for the new scholarships, which will begin in September 2018. The China Scholarship Council will provide:

  • a stipend (as specified by the Chinese Government)
  • a return international airfare between China and the UK
  • funding to cover passport and visa fees.
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