CSC-UQ PhD Scholarship (China Scholarship Council)


Enrolment status New students, Currently enrolled students
Student type International students
Level of study Higher Degree by Research
Study area All study areas
HDR funding type Living stipend scholarship
Scholarship value Living allowance, health insurance in Australia, one return airfare from China to Australia, your Australian Student Visa application fees, and a UQ tuition fee scholarship
Opening date 22 November 2021
Closing date 5 January 2022
Date scholarship is awarded 23 February 2022


The China Scholarship Council is a non-profit institution affiliated with the Chinese Ministry of Education. The CSC is responsible for the organisation, management and provision of financial resources for Chinese citizens studying abroad, and to international students studying in China.

The CSC Scholarship covers:

  • living allowance
  • health insurance in Australia
  • one return airfare from China to Australia and
  • your Australian Student Visa application fees.

Successful applicants who are offered a place in the University’s PhD program and are supported by their School will also receive a Tuition Fee Scholarship that covers your PhD tuition fees for 4 years.

Read the scholarship rules before you apply. Contact the CSC for further clarification.

Dates for future rounds will be added when available.


This scholarship is open to both future PhD students and current students in the first year of their PhD.

Current students can use their original offer of admission in their application and will need to apply through CSC (follow the CSC dates). 

To apply for this scholarship, you must satisfy the following criteria:

  • Be a citizen and permanent resident of the People’s Republic of China;
  • Be eligible to receive an Australian Student Visa;
  • Satisfy the selection criteria set by the CSC;
  • Satisfy UQ’s admissions entry requirement and be offered a place in the PhD program; and
  • Meet the University’s English proficiency requirement.

Before you get started

If this scholarship has rules, download and read them.

How to apply

Apply to UQ

  • Before you can apply for the CSC-UQ PhD Scholarship, you must first be offered a place in The University of Queensland’s PhD program.  Students wishing to apply for admission to UQ should follow the how to apply process

  • You should clearly note that you are applying for a CSC-UQ Scholarship in the application form. 

Apply for the CSC-UQ PhD Scholarship

  • Applicants should contact the CSC Scholarship Liaison officer at their university in China for assistance with their application. 

  • The selection criteria, application form and CSC Employer Reference is available to download from the CSC website.

  • Applicants should apply to the CSC for the maximum scholarship duration of 4 years.

Please do not submit your CSC-UQ PhD Scholarship application to The University of Queensland, it can only be accepted and processed by the CSC.


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