University of Bath

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 at the end of September 2019 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.

The scheme is now closed for applications until autumn 2019.

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 of 20 January 2019. Please state clearly that you wish to apply for a CSC-Bath scholarship and let us know if an institution in China will also be nominating you for CSC funding. 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 February 2019. Nominated candidates will be sent a funding certificate with which they can complete their application to CSC.

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

In Spring 2019 the final list of scholarship recipients will be agreed and successful candidates informed.