The University is pleased to announce a new agreement with the China Scholarship Council (CSC), establishing a joint scholarship programme to attract top PhD candidates from China.

Signed by the Vice-Chancellor and Dr Liu Jinghui, CSC Secretary-General, in Beijing on 20 October 2017, the agreement paves the way for new links with prestigious Chinese universities and research institutions in areas of shared research excellence and will see the University deepen our relationships with our strategic partners in the country.

Selected Chinese applicants will be able to complete full-time PhD studies at the University of Bath for a period of up to 4 years. CSC will provide for travel and subsistence with the University of Bath providing a full tuition fee waiver for each successful student. Under the agreement, up to 10 new scholarships will be supported.

Applications are invited from any field of study, however, projects aligned with key areas of research excellence at the University are more likely to be successful.

Professor Jonathan Knight, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) who attended the signing ceremony in Beijing, explains:

“The Bath-CSC joint scholarship programme is a unique opportunity for our University to shape strategic research links with China and to encourage outstanding students to undertake their PhD at Bath. We are delighted to join one of China’s most prestigious programmes for international postgraduate research funding and we look forward to working with CSC to offer excellent support to a new generation of researchers.”

The China Scholarship Council (CSC) is a non-profit institution affiliated with the Ministry of Education.