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China Scholarship Council PhD Scholarships

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Study type
Postgraduate Research

Eligibility
Chinese PhD students

About this award

The University of Hull has a long history of participating in the China Scholarship Council (CSC) schemes and we have a number of exceptional Chinese scholars undertaking ground-breaking research with us currently.

This scholarship is for candidates who are Chinese nationals and is available for PhD programmes in a variety of subject areas at the University of Hull.

If you are interested in applying to the University of Hull then you will first of all need to get in touch with a supervisor who specialises in your area of research interest. We have four Faculties at the University of Hull as well as a number of Research Institutes. Below are links to further information about research at the University of Hull.

 

Faculty of Science and Engineering

Research areas in the Faculty of Science and Engineering
Search for a supervisor in the Faculty of Science and Engineering

 

Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education

Research areas in the Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education
Search for a supervisor in the Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education

 

Faculty of Health Sciences

Research areas in the Faculty of Health Sciences
Search for a supervisor in the Faculty of Health Sciences

 

Faculty of Business, Law and Politics

Research areas in the Faculty of Business, Law and Politics
Search for a supervisor in the Faculty of Business, Law and Politics

 

Energy and Environment Institute

Find out more about the research taking place in the Energy and Environment Institute
Search for a supervisor in the Energy and Environment Institute

 

Wilberforce Institute

Find out more about the research taking place in the Wilberforce Institute
Search for a supervisor in the Wilberforce Institute

 

We also have world-changing research taking place in our other Research Institutes

How to apply

Before you apply for a place to study at the University of Hull, you should talk to your proposed supervisor to develop a research proposal. Once you have developed this, you can apply for a place and will receive an offer letter if you meet our criteria.

To apply for a place to study at Hull, you will need to log onto our website and apply for your chosen programme online. Please ensure that you tick the box for CSC scholarship – this is very important. Your application will be assessed by your proposed supervisor as well as other University of Hull staff. You will also be interviewed as part of the application process. If your application to Hull is successful, you still receive an offer of a place to study. Please note that this is not confirmation of the CSC scholarship.

 

Nomination to the China Scholarships Council

All applications are assessed by a competitive internal process and successful candidates will be nominated to CSC. The University of Hull will let you know whether or not you have been nominated. The timeline below gives you an overview of the key dates for applying for a place to study at Hull through this scheme.

 

Timeline

Deadline / date

What

31st January 2021

Deadline for all students to apply to Hull.

1 – 3rd February 2021

Cross check list of applications with ADRs / Institute Directors.

5th February 2021

Deadline for all offers of a place to study at Hull to be issued to CSC candidates

9th February 2021

Deadline for candidates to accept offer of place to study

8 – 12th February 2021

University panel to review applications

w/c 15th February 2021

You will find out this week whether you have been selected to be nominated to CSC.

26th February 2021

If you have been selected, you must meet outstanding conditions of your offer by this date

1-5th March 2021

You will receive an unconditional offer so that you can apply to CSC

10- 31st March 2021

You need to apply to CSC during this period.

 

Funding

If you are successful in your application for the CSC scholarship, you will receive the following funding:

  • The University of Hull will cover 100% of tuition fees during your PhD study, which is three years in length.
  • You may enter a writing-up period at the end of the three years. The University of Hull will cover the fees during this period, but your scholarship from CSC will not cover you during the writing-up year (4th year).
  • The China Scholarship Council will provide living allowance for three years, a return international airfare between China and the UK and funding to cover passport and visa fees.

 

Length of study

Our standard PhDs are three years in duration with up to one year dedicated to the writing up of your thesis if required. Your offer letter and CAS (Certificate of Acceptance for Studies) will be four years in duration.

Eligibility

To be eligible to be considered for this scholarship you will need to:

  • be a Chinese citizen at the time of application and intend to return to China upon completion of your studies at the University of Hull.
  • must have an unconditional offer from the University.
  • must meet the relevant academic requirements as well as the English language proficiency requirements for entry into a PhD programme at the University of Hull.

 

If you receive an offer to study at the University of Hull

By 26 February 2021 at the latest, you must:

  • Meet all outstanding conditions of your offer. Your offer can remain conditional only on one or both of the below (if applicable)
  1. ATAS certificate - some programmes require that you present us with an ATAS certificate. If this applies to you, it will be stated on your offer. Although you can apply for your ATAS certificate as early as 9 months before the start of your programme, your ATAS certificate is only valid for 6 months and must be valid at the time of your Tier 4 visa application. Therefore, you need to take this into account when you make your application to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Please see the official website for more information.
  2. If your offer is conditional on successful completion of your current Bachelor or Master’s degree.

This is why we recommend you apply as early as possible.

  • The University of Hull will notify all candidates who have been successfully nominated to apply to the CSC by 15 February 2021.
  • If you are nominated, you will need to apply directly to the CSC between 10 – 31 March 2021
  • Final award outcome for the scholarship will be notified directly to you by the CSC by the end of May 2021 (subject to change). Once you receive your scholarship letter from the CSC, you will need to send us a copy to csc@hull.ac.uk.

 

Any questions?

If you have any questions about the scholarship or the application process, please contact us at csc@hull.ac.uk.

 

Other opportunities

We subscribe to the Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding, a resource for postgraduate students who are looking to fund PhD, Masters, and PGCE study in the UK through grants from charities, trusts, and foundations.

If you are a current student you can access this on campus or create an account using your university email address to search the funding database. If you are not yet a student you can email hefunding@hull.ac.uk to request access.

You can also find out about other PhD funding opportunities on our PhD scholarships webpage.