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China Scholarship Council studentship

Applications for the China Scholarship Council (CSC) studentships at Warwick will open on 10 November 2023. Current international students in their first year are also eligible to apply. Awards made for entry in Autumn 2024 will include:

  • The full payment of tuition fees
  • A maintenance stipend and return international airfare between the UK and China for successful applicants.

Successful candidates will be required to return to China after completing their PhD.

The course application deadline for this year’s competition is 16 January 2024. To find out more and to apply, visit the scholarships website. You can read through profiles of current WMS students who were successful in applying for the scholarship and read their advice for applicants below.

Name: Ruoxi Pan

Home country: China

Area of interest: Health economics and health sciences

How easy was it to apply for the CSC Scholarship?

In terms of application procedures and materials, applying for a CSC Scholarship is a little more complicated than applying for a Chancellor's Scholarship as the CSC Scholarship application is a two-stage process (application to Warwick first, then to the CSC) which requires you to do more preparation.

However, it may be easier to get a CSC Scholarship than a Chancellor's Scholarship or other International Scholarship. This is because at Warwick there are very good competitors from all over the world and there are very limited places of Chancellor's Scholarships and other International Scholarships available. Whereas applicants for the CSC Scholarship can only come from China, so you will have a much better chance.

Did it take a lot of preparation and commitment?

Yes. After being nominated by Warwick, you will also need to go to the CSC website to apply. This stage of the application requires you to complete and submit a number of documents on the official CSC website, which you have approximately one month to complete.

If you were to give advice for others on how to approach the process what would you say?

Be ready to apply as soon as possible. Be sure to get the support of your supervisor. Not all students are eligible for CSC funding, check with Warwick and CSC officials to see if you are eligible to apply.

What did receiving the scholarship mean to you and how has it helped you?

Receiving the CSC scholarship meant a lot to me. Not only does it help ease the financial burden on me and my family, but it is also an honour for me. It shows that my research and abilities are recognised. It will also benefit me in my future career.