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China Scholarship Council: University of Bath PhD programme

Details about a scholarship programme for Chinese students to study for a PhD at the University of Bath.

About the scholarships

The China Scholarship Council (CSC) and the University of Bath will jointly support new scholarships for entry in Autumn 2020 to enable selected, academically excellent, Chinese students to study full-time for a PhD at the University of Bath.

Scholarships include funding for travel between China and the UK, a stipend to cover living costs and international tuition fees. The duration of each scholarship will be up to 48 months.

Applications for 2020 entry are now closed.

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 University of Bath.

Eligibility and application process


Candidates 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, including a high level of English language proficiency, and be issued with an unconditional offer letter from the University

  • meet the selection criteria set out by CSC

  • satisfy applicable visa requirements.

Application and selection

Candidates should apply directly for admission to the University of Bath before the application deadline on 12 January 2020. Please state clearly on the application form that you wish to apply for a CSC-Bath scholarship. Please follow our guidance on how to apply.

Candidates who secure unconditional offers will be considered by the University for nomination to the CSC in Spring 2020. Nominated candidates will be sent a nomination letter with which they can complete their application to CSC.

CSC funding application guidance will be published on the CSC website (in Mandarin Chinese).