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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 intend to jointly support up to 10 new scholarships for entry in autumn 2024 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 and Design: (for example, Sustainable energy, bioengineering, climate adaptation, regenerative design, advanced materials, manufacturing and mobility)
  • Science: (including Chemistry, Mathematics, Computer Science, Life Science and Physics)
  • Humanities and Social Sciences: (Health, Psychology, Economics, Politics, Criminology, International Development, and Public Policy)
  • Management: (Particularly finance, operations research, corporate and social responsibility)
  • Bath Beacons: The University of Bath also supports multidisciplinary beacons that prioritise key research strengths.

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’s 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 2024).
  • meet the selection criteria set out by CSC
  • satisfy applicable visa requirements

Application deadlines

Find out when you should submit your application.

Scheme opens: 13 November 2023

Closing date for applications: 7 January 2024

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

How to apply Please see our guide to the CSC programme for full details of eligibility criteria and the application and selection process.

Contact us

If you have any questions about the China Scholarship Council: University of Bath PhD programme and doctoral funding, get in touch.