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Funding opportunities for new doctoral students from China

Find out about the funding resources available to help you fund your postgraduate research and study as a new doctoral student from China.

China Scholarship Council: University of Bath PhD programme

You can apply for the China Scholarship Council (CSC): University of Bath PhD programme if you're a Chinese citizen who wants to study at the University of Bath.


The China Scholarship Council (CSC) and the University of Bath will jointly support up to 10 new scholarships for entry in autumn 2022 to enable selected, academically excellent, Chinese students to study full-time for a PhD at Bath.

Research priorities

CSC and the University of Bath will support the following areas of study with priority:

  • Engineering (for example, in Automotive Propulsion and Powertrain Research, in Materials, in Sustainable Building Materials, and in Separations Engineering)
  • Science (including Sustainable Chemical Technologies, Mathematics, Photonics, Evolutionary Biology, and Visual Computing)
  • Humanities (Public Policy, Education, and Mental and Physical Health)
  • Management (Supply Chains, Professional Services and Procurement, Big Data Analytics and Networks, and in Healthcare)

Applicants to other study areas will also be considered subject to the availability of relevant programmes at the University.


Scholarship value

Find out how much funding is available.


Scholarships include:

  • funding for travel between China and the UK
  • a stipend to cover living costs
  • international tuition fees

The duration of each scholarship will be up to 48 months.


Eligibility criteria

Find out if you are eligible for this award.


You must:

  • be a citizen and permanent resident of the People‚Äôs Republic of China at the time of application - overseas Chinese students may be eligible for application subject to CSC policy
  • fulfil the relevant entry requirements of the University of Bath
  • have met the English language requirements
  • hold an unconditional offer of study at the University of Bath (conditional offers are acceptable only where an applicant is in the final year of their undergraduate degree and is due to graduate in June or July 2022).
  • meet the selection criteria set out by CSC
  • satisfy applicable visa requirements

Application deadlines

Find out when you should submit your application.


Scheme opens on 15 November 2021.

Closing date for applications: 10 January 2022.

China Scholarship Council (CSC): University of Bath PhD programme

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