The University's agreement with the China Scholarship Council (CSC), established a joint scholarship programme to attract top PhD candidates from China.

The agreement, now in its second year, enables selected Chinese applicants to complete full-time PhD studies at the University of Bath for a period of up to four years. Scholarships include funding for travel between China and the UK, a stipend to cover living costs and international tuition fees. The CSC provide for travel and subsistence with the University of Bath providing a full tuition fee waiver for each successful student.

10 new scholarships were allocated to the University this year, our highest possible allocation, and a testament to the high quality submissions made by students who choose to study at Bath.

Among the new arrivals this month are Yongpeng He (Civil Engineering), Lina Wang (Chemistry) and Yi Wan (Health), all pictured. Meeting in their first week at Bath, they reflected on their successful applications to Bath and the CSC and shared some tips and advice for the Doctoral College to pass on to prospective applicants at the International Graduate Recruitment Fair in Beijing later this month.

Marking the second year anniversary of the agreement, Jeremy Bradshaw, Pro-Vice Chancellor for Doctoral and International said:

This is one of the most prestigious programmes for international postgraduate research funding and we are delighted to be welcoming more talented researchers into our community thanks to the Bath-CSC agreement. These scholarships are highly competitive. They will help us to strengthen our research links with Chinese Universities. It’s good to see that our new scholars are settling into the University and I am delighted that they are already sharing the benefits of their experience with Doctoral College staff.

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