The award, made under the University's agreement with the China Scholarship Council, confirms 10 doctoral scholarships for gifted students starting this September, 2019. As the highest allocation possible in the funding round, the Scholarships are a testament to the high quality submissions made by the students as part of their application to study at Bath.

The Scholarships, which last for four years, will cover funding for travel between China and the UK and a stipend to cover living costs. The University of Bath will fund the international tuition fees, meaning that the Scholars' studies are fully funded.

The new Scholars will be conducting research from nano-materials to galaxy structures and game theory to machine learning, spread across all our Faculties and School.

Jeremy Bradshaw, Pro-Vice Chancellor for Doctoral and International said:

We are delighted that the China Scholarship Council has chosen to support 10 of our new starters this Autumn. This is one of the most prestigious programmes for international postgraduate research funding and we are delighted to be welcoming talented researchers into our community thanks to the Bath-CSC agreement.

Xiaochang, one of the 10 new Scholars, who will focusing on a PhD Programme in Computer Science said:

I was ecstatic when I received the scholarship. I have been to the University of Bath once, the academic atmosphere there was terrific! The natural scenery also impressed me a lot. For me, Bath is an excellent school for study, and I am full of expectations of the coming journey!

Find out more about the Bath-CSC scholarships and how to apply for 2020

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